ArtsEngine Student MicroGrants

ArtsEngine Student MicroGrant

Funding for Interdisciplinary Student Projects + Research 2018-2019 Information and Application

ArtsEngine stimulates and supports integrative project-based creative work and sustained research among faculty and students from North Campus, School of Information, and other U-M units. As a joint effort between A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, College of Engineering, and School of Information, ArtsEngine fosters transformative cross-disciplinary approaches and collaborations.


Grant Award Amount:

Up to $1,000

Funding Cycles + Deadlines:

Round I: deadline is Friday, October 5, 2018 (Notification by October 19)

Round II: deadline is Wednesday, November 21, 2018 (Notification by December 7)

Round III: deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019 (Notification by February 22)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Main grant applicant must belong to one of ArtsEngine’s sponsoring colleges (see above), but team members can be from any U-M unit.
  • Current undergraduate and graduate students from U-M may apply (as individuals or teams).
  • Student organizations may also apply.

Criteria for Projects and Research:

  • Project must be interdisciplinary (involving more than one discipline), with art as a primary focus. This may include projects that involve visual arts, design, architecture, literary arts, theatre, dance, film, performance and music.
  • A wide spectrum of involved disciplines is encouraged (i.e. engineering and dance; biology and music, etc.)
  • Project component funded by ArtsEngine must be realized by June 2018.
  • Project should demonstrate campus and/or local community impact.
  • Projects are expected to be student-led, although faculty and staff can participate as team members.


You may save the application at any time and return later to finish if needed; however, we encourage you to have the following information ready:

1. Grant Narrative (please address the following questions in a minimum of 500 words)

  • Describe your project and the expected impact on campus and/or the local community
  • Describe how the project is interdisciplinary and why this approach is appropriate for your project.
  • If this is a group project, describe the benefits and challenges of this interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • How do you anticipate carrying out the project? Explain the general timeline and describe team member responsibilities.

2. Project Budget

  • List all expenses and indicate those that ArtsEngine funds will cover
  • Include secured funding from other sources

3. Supporting Materials

  • Be ready to attach docs or links that help demonstrate the merit of your project (i.e. drawings, videos, advertisements, etc.).

Click here to submit a grant application

If you have questions regarding ArtsEngine Student MicroGrants contact Deb Mexicotte, Managing Director for ArtsEngine. Don’t forget to follow ArtsEngine on Twitter to discover the name of the winners@UMArtsEngine.