Faculty Enrichment Grants

Enrichment Grants offer UNCSA faculty an opportunity to augment student learning by subsidizing costs of virtual and local off-campus performances, exhibits, screenings and guest lectures. These grants are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Due to continued public health concerns, faculty are encouraged to pursue virtual options, though some in-person experiences may be considered on a case-by-case basis. In order for an off-campus travel request to be considered, faculty must get the approval of their school's dean. This policy may be revised based on Kenan Institute and UNCSA policies.

Examples of virtual uses of funds: 

  • Honorariums for virtual guest speakers
  • Costs related to streamed performances
  • Virtual conferences or masterclasses

In order to receive advanced funding, faculty members must submit this request to the Kenan Institute for the Arts at least two weeks prior to the event.  If you request funding for an event less than two weeks in advance, you may be reimbursed within 2-3 weeks. However, it is recommended that faculty DO NOT make purchases prior to submitting an application, since funding is not guaranteed until the application is approved.

Application Details

Event Details

Detail the amount requested and what that cost covers.

Names List the names of each student and faculty member requesting tickets
Rationale Briefly describe how attending this event will support student learning outcomes in your classroom, studio or lab. How will students be asked to prepare for and respond to attending this event? 
Off-Campus Travel

Off-campus travel requests will be considered by Institute staff on a case-by-case basis. Please upload a PDF of an email from your school's Dean approving off-campus travel.


Following the event, faculty must:

  • complete a short final report form (link will be provided once grant has been processed)
  • collect short creative or critical responses from each ticket holder (students and faculty alike) and upload to final report form

Frequently Asked Questions

When are applications accepted? 

Applications are accepted throughout the year, on a rolling basis. Applications are closed once all funds have been distributed.

What expenses does the grant cover? 

The Institute will fund virtual events/opportunities that augment student learning. Examples might include:
  • Honorariums for virtual guest speakers
  • Costs related to streamed performances
  • Virtual conferences or masterclasses

Some local off-campus travel may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

What if my event is less than two weeks away? 

You may still apply for funding, but will have to pay for the cost of the event up front. If approved, you will be reimbursed within 2-3 weeks.

Can I arrange transportation through UNCSA and have them bill the Kenan Institute?

Off-campus travel will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Kenan Institute at kenanarts@uncsa.edu to discuss travel options.

If I go over budget, may I request more money?

No. The Institute suggests that you over-budget rather than run the risk of falling short. 

What if I do not use all of the funding?

The unspent funds must be returned to the Institute. If you do not spend the entirety of the award, please contact the Kenan Institute at kenanarts@uncsa.edu.

How many times can I apply?

To ensure that as many faculty and students receive support, please limit your requests to one event per year.

Do you require a match for this grant? 

No matching funds are necessary.

Who reviews the application?

Enrichment grants will be reviewed and approved by the Kenan Institute's executive staff and may be returned for further edits.

When will I receive reimbursement? 

After completing the reimbursement process, payment should take 2-3 weeks.  



For more information, please contact the Kenan Institute at kenanarts@uncsa.edu or 336-770-1432.

Enrichment Grant Application