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An undergraduate student works in a computer lab as part of a Genomics and Proteomics class taught by Ahna Skop, associate professor of genetics and life sciences communication, in the Animal Sciences Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Feb. 11, 2016. Skop is one of twelve 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award recipients. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Grants

Please check this section of the website frequently for updated grant opportunities!

Program Grants | Research Grants | Individual Artist Grants & Awards

Program Grants

The Aaron Copland Fund

The Aaron Copland fund awards grants to organizations that encourage artistic excellence in, and public appreciation of, contemporary American music. Non-profits and professional musicians are eligible, students are not eligible.

Deadline: October 31, 2017

UW-Madison School of Education (SOE) Grand Challenges Grants

The Grand Challenges initiative will inspire, facilitate, and support interdisciplinary teams that design innovative solutions for critical social problems. Transform Grant proposals may include research projects and other innovative programs designed to a make sustainable community impact.

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Herzfeld Foundation

Funding for Wisconsin-based organizations, particularly those in the Greater Milwaukee area, that support Arts & Culture, Education, or Civic Improvement.

Deadline: January 1, 2018

The Graham Foundation

The Graham Foundation funds both individuals and organizations that support investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry.

Deadline: February 25, 2018

The Warhol Foundation

Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists.

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Madison Arts Commission

The Madison Arts Commission’s Grants foster arts appreciation by initiating partnerships, developing new audiences, and sponsoring diverse artistic activities by emerging and established artists and arts organizations.

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Wisconsin Arts Board

The Wisconsin Arts Board has multiple programs that support arts organizations and individual artists located across the state.

Deadline: Various opportunities

Wisconsin Humanities Council: Major Grants

The Wisconsin Humanities Council (WHC) supports programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin. Any nonprofit organization in the state of Wisconsin, or unincorporated group, may apply for funding.

Deadline: April 15, August 15, December 15

National Endowment for the Humanities: Public Humanities Projects

Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history, or to address issues in contemporary life.

Deadline: January 10, 2018

Wisconsin Humanities Council: Mini-Grants

The Wisconsin Humanities Council (WHC) supports programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin. Any nonprofit organization in the state of Wisconsin, or unincorporated group, may apply for funding.

Deadline: February 1, May 1, August 1

 

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Research Grants

University of Wisconsin–Madison Fall Research Competition

Administered by the UW–Madison, the fall research grant supports tenured professors and associate professors, tenure-track assistant professors, and permanent PIs at the University.

Deadline: September 22, 2017

NEA Art Works: Research

Grants will range from $10,000 to $30,000 and focus in the areas of the Value and Impact of the Arts, and Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs.

Deadline: October 17, 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities: Collaborative Research

Collaborative Research grants support groups of two or more scholars engaging in significant and sustained research in the humanities. The program seeks to encourage interdisciplinary work, both within the humanities and beyond.

Deadline: December 6, 2017

American Council of Learned Societies: Multiple Research Opportunities

Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to the American Council of Learned Societies. Other activities include support for scholarly conferences, reference works, and scholarly communication innovations.

Deadline: Various opportunities

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Individual Artist Grants & Awards

MidAtlantic Arts Foundation: USArtists International

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music, and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.

Deadline: September 7, 2017, December 1, 2017, April 5, 2018

University of Wisconsin–Madison Graduate School: Research Travel Award

Awards to cover the cost of travel associated with dissertation, thesis, or final project research. Students must be enrolled at UW–Madison as a dissertator in a graduate program or be an MFA student.

Deadlines: September 30, 2017, January 31, 2018, April 30, 2018

University of Wisconsin–Madison Graduate School: Conference Presentation Funds

Awards to cover the cost of travel associated with conference presentation. Students must be enrolled at UW–Madison as a dissertator in a graduate program or be an MFA student.

Deadlines: September 30, 2017, October 31, 2017, December 31, 2017, February 28, 2018, April 30, 2018

The Graham Foundation

The Graham Foundation funds both individuals and organizations that support investigations in architecture; architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry.

Deadline: September 15, 2017

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is committed to providing opportunities for American and foreign artists, writers, poets, filmmakers, and musicians to showcase their creativity. A large number of Fulbright grants are offered to applicants in the performing and visual arts each year.

Deadline: October 6, 2017

Creative Capital Grants

Creative Capital provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all disciplines.

Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Harpo Foundation: Residency for Native American Artists

Each year, the Harpo Foundation awards two residency fellowships to Native artists at the Vermont Studio Center. Each Fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, access to distinguished visiting artists, and a travel stipend.

Deadline: February 15, 2018

The Harpo Foundation: Grants for Visual Artists

The Harpo Foundation’s grants for visual artists provide direct support to under-recognized artists 21 years or older. Grants are made to support the development of an artist’s work and may be used in any activity toward that purpose.

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Arts Midwest: Touring Fund

Arts Midwest Touring Fund engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater or musical theater, and other performing arts forms. Grants are made directly to presenting organizations in Arts Midwest’s nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Deadline: April 25, 2018

UW­–Madison School of Letters & Sciences: Bromley Conference Travel Award

Bromley Research Conference Travel Grants are awarded based on a competitive application process to eligible L&S Honors students for presentation and/or attendance at regional or national professional conferences.

Deadline: Late April (TBD)

Stella Blum Student Research Grant

This $2,000 Grant is intended to assist the research of a current undergraduate or graduate student who is conducting original research in the field of North American costume.

Deadline: May 1, 2018

a2ru Faculty Fellow Grant Program

a2ru is pleased to announce a new Faculty Fellow Grant Program, designed to help early career faculty (without tenure) from partner institutions defray some of the expense associated with travel, lodging, and registration to present or perform their research or practice in integrative fields in the arts at national or international conferences.

Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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