Funding

Student MicroGrant

Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The ArtsEngine Student MicroGrant program awards up to $1,500 to students and student teams to support interdisciplinary projects which incorporate the arts as a central theme or component. These projects must have at least one participating member from one of the four North Campus schools or colleges and is open to both graduate and undergraduate applicants.

View previous grantees and their projects.
Deadlines, application, and requirements available HERE.


Arts Integrative Interdisciplinary Research (AiiR) Grant

Open to Graduate Students

The Arts Integrative Interdisciplinary Research (AiiR) Grant  program is designed to support graduate student research projects that integrate the arts or design with other disciplines, especially those in engineering and the sciences. Individual grants up to $3,000 can support existing research efforts as well as new areas of inquiry. Graduate students are eligible to apply if they are in good academic standing, currently enrolled in any graduate degree program, and actively progressing toward that degree at the University of Michigan.

View previous grantees and their projects.
Deadlines, application, and requirements available
 HERE.


Arts Integrative Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Grant

Open to all U-M Instructional and Research Faculty – Ann Arbor

The Arts Integrative Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Grant is designed to support faculty research projects that integrate the arts or design with other disciplines, especially those in engineering and the sciences. Individual grants up to $3,000 can support existing research efforts as well as new areas of inquiry.

Deadlines, application, and requirements available HERE.


UARTS Course Development Grant

Open to all Faculty Members

The UARTS Faculty Course Development Grant program is offered through ArtsEngine at U-M, and designed to support the development of courses to be offered under the UARTS pre-fix, and that integrate the arts and design with other disciplines, especially those in engineering and the sciences. 

Individual grants of up to $2,500 are available, and can support improving or changing an existing course to meet the UARTS criteria, as well as developing new courses.  Additional grant funds (up to $5,000) may be made available to develop new specific UARTS courses – to fulfill a requested pre-requisite or some other identified unmet need.  These special grants, with any additional criteria, may have separate application, submission and review requirements.

Criteria, deadlines, and the grant application may be found HERE.

For UARTS course criteria and the new course application, click HERE.


Interdisciplinary Visiting Scholar Grant

The ArtsEngine Interdisciplinary Visiting Scholar Grant is designed to encourage the inclusion of guest artists, instructors, or practitioners from outside the primary course discipline. In general, this means someone who would not typically be appointed to teach in your school or college (so a sculptor in a drawing class would not typically qualify, neither would a mechanical engineer in a chemical engineering class. However, a musician in a mechanical engineering class would meet this baseline criteria). Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Arts or design must be represented, either in the primary course discipline or in the discipline of the visiting scholar.

Grants up to $1,000 are available to any faculty member or instructor appointed in one of the four North Campus schools and colleges (The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the College of Engineering, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, or the School of Music, Theatre & Dance).

Criteria, deadlines, and the grant application may be found HERE.


ConFabCafé Creative Placemaking Grant

The ConFabCafé Creative Placemaking Grant is offered by the Ginsberg Center and ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan to support collaborative, university-community projects that stem from the Creative Placemaking ConFabCafé
 
Grants of up to $1,000 per year are offered, though additional funds may be awarded for projects with unusual scope and increased community benefit. This grant is offered on a rolling basis. Applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of application submission with either a review committee decision or requests for additional information.

Grant application may be found HERE.


a2ru Student Travel Grant

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Student Travel Grant Program is open to any undergraduate or graduate student currently attending an a2ru partner institution, and who would like to attend either our annual a2ru conference, the Emerging Creatives Student Summit, or any other a2ru sanctioned event or workshop. Grants of up to $250 will be awarded, and may be used for any travel related expense.

Additional information including deadlines and application form available HERE.


a2ru Scholars Program

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Scholars Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff from a2ru partner institutions from underrepresented groups with an interest in pursuing interdisciplinary study, research, and practice from partner institutions. This award is meant to defray some of the expense associated with travel, lodging, and registration to participate, present, or perform their research or practice in integrative fields int he arts at the a2ru national conference. Awards include conference registration, up to 3 nights lodging at the conference hotel, and up to $1,000 in travel expenses.

Additional information including deadlines and application form available HERE.


For additional funding opportunities, click HERE.