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Arts Research Project Grants

The arts have a role to play in framing interpreting, and solving the pressing challenges of our day. The Arts Research Project Grants provide support for original, independent creative and scholarly research by students in the School of the Arts.
  • DEADLINE: 5:00 pm Wednesday, December 15.
  • All undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the School of the Arts are eligible to apply.
  • Students may receive up to $1,200 with additional funds for exhibiting, presenting, performing, or publishing results.
  • Students must have a faculty sponsor. If the grant is awarded, the faculty sponsor will receive $300 to assist their research or teaching activities.
  • Due to restrictions on KU-supported travel, this fund will not support any proposal which includes a request for travel funding.
  • As part of the project, students must include a public component such as a performance, exhibition, screening, or presentation - appropriate to the discipline of the project.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by the SOTA co-directors, who will make the final funding decisions
  • Special consideration given to projects that relate to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Full guidelines and applications can be found here.
  • Notification of awards will be made by December 31, 2021.

Questions? See our FAQ or contact Professor Henry Bial.

Colin Neukirch, an undergraduate student in Theatre, received a grant in the fall of 2015. Check out his video below!