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 $1,500
Funding Cycles + Deadlines
Round I: deadline is Friday, October 4, 2019 (Notification by October 18)
Round II: deadline is Friday, November 22, 2019 (Notification by December 6)
Round III: deadline is Friday, February 7, 2020 (Notification by February 21)
- Main grant applicant must belong to one of ArtsEngine’s sponsoring colleges (see above), but collaborators can be from any U-M unit.
- Current undergraduate and graduate students from U-M may apply.
- Individuals or groups may apply – though preference will be given to projects with at least two collaborators from different schools/disciplines.
- Student organizations may 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 2020.
- 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.
Information Required for Completing the Application
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 300-500 words)
- How is the project interdisciplinary and why will this approach be appropriate for your project?
- How do the arts play a role in your project?
- If this is a group project, how will you address benefits and challenges of this interdisciplinary collaboration?
- How do you anticipate carrying out the project? Explain the general timeline and describe team member responsibilities.
- What is the expected impact on campus and/or the local community?
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.).
Still have questions? Contact us or schedule a time to meet for advice. Need to find a collaborator for your project? Use the button on the left to make your request!