Funding

Student MicroGrant

Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The ArtsEngine Student MicroGrant program awards up to $1,000 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.

For additional information or to set up a pre-application consultation, contact artsengine@umich.edu.


Arts Integration Interdisciplinary Research (AiiR) Grant

Open to Graduate Students

The Arts Integration 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.

Deadlines, application, and requirements available HERE.

For additional information or to set up a pre-application consultation, contact artsengine@umich.edu.


UARTS Faculty 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.

For additional information or to set up a pre-application consultation, contact artsengine@umich.edu.


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.

For additional information or to set up a pre-application consultation, contact artsengine@umich.edu


a2ru Student Travel Grant

Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Student Travel Grant Program is open to any undergraduate or graduate student currently attending a 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.

To ask about event eligibility, or for any other grant info, contact a2ru-communications@umich.edu.


For additional funding opportunities, click HERE.