This biannual program supports performances, publications, exhibitions, and other presentations that have already secured prestigious opportunities for public display or distribution but require modest additional funding to complete. With a maximum award of $5000, the program assists with such needs as space and equipment rentals, recording fees, fabrication, shipping, reproduction, subventions, transportation, and performers' fees. The primary evaluative criterion is that the funds will help secure a wider audience for the applicant's work and ensure greater impact on his or her field. Each proposed project must be completed within one year of receiving an award.
Application deadlines: November 1 and March 1 each year.
Proposals are evaluated on a rolling basis for one-to-one matching funds up to $15,000 that are secured from sources external to the campus in support of research and creative work with a clear promise of impactful presentation, exhibition, or publication. External funds may come directly to the applicant, the college, or a host organization (such as a publisher, an exhibition space, or a performance space) as long as they directly benefit the applicant's research. An applicant may submit a proposal before or after securing external funding. External support must be financial; in-kind support is not eligible for matching funds. Each proposed project must be completed within one year of receiving an award.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
This competitive annual program helps researchers present strong applications for external grants large enough to generate not only support for the proposed research but also new resources for the college to invest in other projects. It supports the translation of early work into robust and ambitious proof-of-concept demonstrations necessary for obtaining external grants. Applicants should have a clear strategy for pursuing external resources; Kevin Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org) can assist with planning, including consulting with program officers in national agencies. With a maximum of $30,000, an award could support research assistants, travel, a reduction in course load, and related expenses. Awardees will work closely with the college administration to prepare external grant applications.
Deadline: March 1 each year.