Faculty Enrichment Grants

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

Due to concerns regarding health and safety related to COVID-19, the Kenan Institute for the Arts will not support proposals that involve travel. Instead, the Kenan Institute encourages applications for virtual opportunities that can augment student learning. This policy may be revised based on UNCSA policies.

Examples of acceptable use of funds: 

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

In order for 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? 

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 first come, first serve basis.

What expenses does the grant cover? 

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

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?

Travel is not being funded in 2020-2021 because of safety concerns.

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 Candy Martinez.

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.

Are there any funding restrictions? 

Funds are capped annually, and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

When will I receive reimbursement? 

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



For more information, contact Candy Martinez, Assistant Business Manager, at martinezc@uncsa.edu or 336-726-6971.

Enrichment Grant Application