Grants are intended to facilitate the growth of research and creative work in the College of Visual and Performing Arts that might attract external funding. This is so important to our identity that even during this pandemic we will still offer this grant opportunity. All tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track faculty who are full time in VPA are encouraged to apply.


Permissible Costs

Funds may be used for:

Funds may not be used for:

Proposal Preparation Guidelines

Applications should be submitted via email through full completion of the form available at the VPA website. All necessary information is included in the form. Please follow the link to apply:

Proposal Submission and Evaluation Process

Each application will be reviewed by a committee and the associate dean for research using the following criteria:

Small Scale Research/Creative Work Grants (maximum of 20 points)

Please note: DEADLINE FOR USING FUNDS: MAY 15, 2022 (Funds awarded for must be spent and receipts submitted for reimbursement by May 15, 2022.  Funds not spent by those deadlines will be returned to the College for reallocation to other applicants.  Applicants needing additional time will need to arrange for that with the VPA Office of Budget and Operations).