Creative Campus grant applications available for faculty

Applications are being accepted for the Kenan Institute for the Arts 2020-2021 Creative Campus Grants, which offer UNCSA faculty an opportunity to develop and implement innovative ideas that advance creative learning, leadership, innovation and engagement on campus and beyond. UNCSA faculty are invited to submit proposals for Faculty Leadership Grants and Faculty Enrichment Grants that align with the Institute’s Creative Catalyst Strategic Plan.

Full-time and adjunct/visiting faculty are eligible for Creative Campus Grants. However, adjunct/visiting faculty must be employed by UNCSA both when submitting a grant proposal AND when completing the project. Faculty will not be eligible to apply for either grant if their proposed project does not occur during a period of employment.

Due to concerns regarding health and safety related to COVID-19, The Kenan Institute will not support proposals that involve travel. This policy may be revised based on current UNCSA policies.

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

Faculty Leadership Grants

Deadline: November 15, 2020

These grants are awarded to faculty exploring new approaches to creative learning challenges; developing new ideas, research, strategies, initiatives or curricular innovations; and/or fostering and expanding leadership capacity. Faculty Leadership Grants should also identify pertinent student learning outcomes. Grant recipients may be invited to share their work as a presenter in the 2021 Artivate Summit, if their projects align with the themes being presented. Awards range from $300-$5000, depending on the number and quality of the application pool; the average award is around $2,500.

Faculty Leadership Grant application process:

  1. Schedule meeting with Kenan Institute for the Arts’ Assistant Business Manager Candy Martinez to review proposal/idea at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. Applications submitted WITHOUT KENAN INSTITUTE REVIEW will not be considered.
  2. Discuss your idea with your Dean or Provost. Listen to their feedback and confirm their support before continuing application process. Deans will be asked to confirm approval upon application submission. Applications WITHOUT DEAN APPROVAL will not be considered.
  3. Prepare and submit application and budget.
  4. Faculty Leadership applications will be reviewed by a Grant Review Committee and may be returned for further edits.
  5. Applicants will be notified regarding Faculty Leadership Grants within 30 days following deadline, and funding is generally available within 30 days of notification.

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Faculty Enrichment Grants

Rolling Deadline; Applications reviewed upon submission

These grants augment student learning by subsidizing ticket and transportation costs to attend virtual performances, exhibits and screenings. These grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and may only be applied to admission cost.

Due to concerns regarding health and safety related to COVID-19, the Kenan Institute for the Arts will not support proposals that involve travel. In lieu of proposals that require travel, the Kenan Institute suggests faculty apply for funding to support virtual opportunities that can augment student learning. This policy may be revised based on current UNCSA policies.

Examples of acceptable use of funds:

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

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 submitting an application since funding is not guaranteed until the application is approved.

Enrichment Grant application process:

  1. Prepare and submit application and budget.
  2. Enrichment grants will be reviewed and approved by the Kenan Institute’s executive staff and may be returned for further edits.
  3. Applicants will be notified regarding Enrichment Grants within 30 days of submission and funding is generally available within 30 days of notification.

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Contact: Sunny Stewart

October 15, 2020

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