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Interdisciplinary Project Grants

The Interdisciplinary Project Grants Program, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, supports interdisciplinary and collaborative student projects that challenge formal conventions and are experimental in process or approach. Compelling interdisciplinary projects involve a dialogue, merger, or collision of disciplines.

2015-2016 Dates

Fall 2015 Spring 2015 
Application Deadline: November 6, 4pm Application Deadline: March 4, 4pm
Notification Emailed to Applicants: November 20th Notification Emailed to Applicants: March 18th

Late applications will not be accepted.

Criteria

Applications will be reviewed by the Interdisciplinary Project Grant Committee, composed of one faculty member from each School and the Division of Library and Information Resources, and evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Interdisciplinary and collaborative involving a dialogue, merger, or collision of disciplines. Projects within categories that are typically collaborative (such as film, theater, performance, etc.) are eligible only if they are collaborative in new, unusual or unexpected ways. The vision of the project must be plural, not driven by one person.
  • Challenges formal conventions and is experimental in process or approach (projects that are more conventional will also be considered, but will not take priority)
  • Clarity of the application
  • Realistic budget
  • Feasibility of project

Interdisciplinary Project Grant Rubric

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate and graduate CalArts students enrolled in the current academic year. Students graduating in December may apply for funding in the fall but must demonstrate in their application that their project will be completed by December 2015.
  • Individually led and/or solo projects will be considered. Please note that collaborative groups of at least two people generally have the most successful proposals.
  • Students who have not yet received an Interdisciplinary Project Grant will be given stronger consideration than those who already have.
  • Students may not apply for the grant after their project has been completed.

Guidelines

Grant Amounts

Grants are available up to $1,500.00. Funded projects may not be awarded the full amount of the request.

Funds cannot be used to pay students, although fees for outside labor may be considered. Funds may not be used to purchase equipment that may later be for personal use such as computers, hard drives, cameras, projectors, etc.; gasoline; gift cards or prizes; alcohol; or food (unless food is used specifically in the project itself).

Items must be purchased between July 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. 

Method of Payment

Reimbursement Deadline: May 31, 2016

Grants are paid on a reimbursement basis upon the submission of a list of expenses with explanations to the proposed budget line item with original receipts attached. Students may make up to two reimbursement requests, and the first reimbursement request must be at least half of the award amount.

To Apply

We highly encourage students to visit the Writing Center prior to submitting an application. 

The deadline to submit an application has passed.

How Do I Submit Receipts for Reimbursement?

Grants are paid on a reimbursement basis upon the submission of a list of expenses with explanations to the proposed budget line item with original receipts attached. Students may make up to two reimbursement requests, and the first reimbursement request must be at least half of the award amount.

Please read the directions for reimbursement and complete the Interdisciplinary Grant Reimbursement Form. Completed forms and receipts can be submitted to Bree Howard, Provost Office.

Reimbursement Deadline: May 31, 2016

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Last edited by bhoward on Mar 07, 2016
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