Faculty Enrichment Grants
The Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts provides Faculty Enrichment Grants to supplement student learning outcomes in the UNCSA classroom, studio or lab. Grant funds may be used to augment student learning by subsidizing ticket and transportation costs to attend regional performances, exhibits and screenings in the state of North Carolina.
Funds may also be used to pay an honorarium to virtual or in-class speakers. These grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and may only be applied to honoraria, tickets, and transportation costs.
NOTE: Same-day travel to neighboring states will be considered on a case-by-case basis; however, overnight travel is not supported by Faculty Enrichment Grants.
Rolling Deadline; Applications reviewed upon submission. To receive advance funding, applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event (otherwise, faculty can be reimbursed for expenses). It is recommended that faculty DO NOT make purchases prior to applying since funding is not guaranteed until the application is approved.
Full-time Faculty are eligible to apply for Faculty Enrichment Grants; Adjunct/Visiting Faculty must be employed by UNCSA when submitting a grant proposal. Adjunct/Visiting Faculty are not eligible to apply for either grant if the proposed project does not occur during a period of employment.
Faculty Enrichment Grant Selection Criteria
- Evidence of commitment, ability, and a clear plan to support student learning outcomes in your classroom, studio or lab.
- Clear examples of how students will be asked to prepare for and respond to attending this event.
- Appropriateness of the proposed budget and activities, including travel (if requested);
- Alignment with and potential to advance the UNCSA Forward Strategic Plan.
Please note that Faculty Enrichment Grant funds cannot be used to pay for
- operational expenses of UNCSA or other institutions and partners
- expenses that are normally funded through state or federal appropriations
- Scholarship (tuition) support for students
- Personal expenses
Enrichment Grant Application Process
- Discuss your idea with your Dean. Deans must approve off-campus travel for students, and you will be asked to provide documentation of approval from your Dean.
- Prepare and submit online application and budget.
- Upload a file containing names of all students/faculty requesting tickets for the event.
- Enrichment grants will be reviewed and approved by the staff of the Kenan Institute.
- Applicants will be notified regarding Enrichment Grants within 5 business days of submission and funding is generally available within 14 days of notification.
- A final report will be required no later than 30 days following the completion of the activities. A narrative and financial report form will be provided by the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts.
- Reporting requirements include submitting written student responses to attending the performance or engaging a guest artist or speaker, along with photos if possible. The grantee will be responsible for collecting the student responses.
Disbursement of Funds
- The distribution of funds is contingent upon signing a letter of agreement with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. Grant payments will be distributed to the applying Faculty member to purchase tickets. Original receipts must be provided for all expenditures; unspent funds and transactions without receipts must be refunded to the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts.
Frequently Asked Questions
When are applications accepted?
What expenses does the grant cover?
- Honorariums for virtual or in-person guest speakers
- Costs related to performances, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities for students
- Virtual conferences or masterclasses for students
Some local off-campus travel may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
What if my event is less than two weeks away?
Can I arrange transportation through UNCSA and have them bill the Kenan Institute?
If I go over budget, may I request more money?
What if I do not use all of the funding?
How many times can I apply?
Do you require a match for this grant?
Who reviews the application?
When will I receive reimbursement?
Your Faculty Enrichment Grant has been submitted. If you have questions, please contact the Kenan Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.