Arts Integrative Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Grant (due June 15; ArtsEngine)

Arts Integrative Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Grants support faculty research projects that integrate the arts or design with other disciplines, especially those in engineering and the sciences. Individual grants up to $3,000 can support existing research efforts as well as new areas of inquiry.

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Grant applications are due June 15, 2023 for activities occurring in the 2023-2024 school year. Award notifications will be made in July 2023.


Grants are available to any faculty member or instructor appointed in one of the ArtsEngine schools/colleges (A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning; College of Engineering; Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; School of Information; School of Music, Theatre & Dance).


  • Interdisciplinary in scope, with art or design as a central tenet
  • Relevant to and significant for advancing disciplinary practices, perceptions or capabilities in the domains represented in the proposal
  • Demonstrates a clear and coherent rationale for conducting the research
  • Connected to a line of inquiry that builds on what others have done previously
  • Articulates potential impacts beyond the specific domains and communities directly involved in the research
  • Demonstration of necessary skills and qualifications to execute the project or plan to consult or work with others with the skills and qualifications needed
  • Budget reflective of necessary resources for what is needed for the activities proposed

Allowable expenses for this research grant include, but are not limited to:

  • Transcriptions
  • Subject fees
  • Programming or research assistance
  • Project presentation conference fees
  • Supplies
  • Room and Equipment Rentals
  • Performer/ Honoraria stipends (exclusive of researcher)
  • Specialized software or equipment
  • Printing and Fabrication
  • Food/Catering
  • New, additional or extending work on existing research
  • Travel specifically associated with the research

Ineligible expenses include:

  • Research/travel expenses not directly related to this specific project
  • Retroactive expenses for completed modules and projects
  • U-M tuition or fees
  • Personal living or emergency expenses
  • Activities associated with a course or other credit bearing activities related to coursework
  • Books, materials, or equipment available through U-M lending or loan programs
  • Materials for degree defense preparation, or connected to degree requirements


Applicants will be asked to submit a project abstract, a detailed narrative proposal (of no more than 1500 words), and a project budget. Please submit any relevant literature, citations, precedents, prior work, or other documentation that will help the committee understand the impact and rationale for the project.

The submitted detailed project budget should reflect the described project activities and should include any other requested or acquired funding sources. If anticipated cost for the overall project exceed the request, please explain what portions this grant will fund or what funds will be used to complete the project.

Applicants may apply for funds multiple times per academic year but may only receive one grant July 1-June 30. Applicants may also apply to fund additional parts of the originally funded project if research goals/milestones were compartmentalized, expanded, or extended.

Unsuccessful applicants may be invited to consult with ArtsEngine to adjust and re-submit their application if the project is determined to be fundable with reasonable changes or additional information.