Arts Collaborative Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
No deadline

No longer accepting submissions for Fall 2023/Spring 2024. Thank you for your proposals!

Arts Collaborative Mini Grants support new creative interdisciplinary projects. Grant recipients are provided with a project liaison and are eligible for up to $1000 in support for project expenses. Collaborative teams must include participants from multiple disciplines and include at least one student, faculty, or staff member from UGA. Proposals will be reviewed monthly by an interdisciplinary selection committee, pending the availability of funds.

Proposal form:

Proposal requirements:

  • Brief description of project goals (up to 300 words)
  • Names and project roles of collaborators

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Interdisciplinary: does the project engage methods from multiple academic departments?
  • Creative: will the team generate new creative work during the project?
  • Collaborative: does the project include collaboration among the participants?
  • Feasible: is the project in a development stage that requires additional support?

The Mini Grant Program is supported by the UGA Arts Collaborative, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts. The Arts Collaborative is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

Creative Exploration Project Grants 
Invitation for Letter of Inquiry 
No deadline

The UGA Arts Collaborative is an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia. The Arts Collaborative invites letters of inquiry from UGA faculty and students for innovative and collaborative projects. Selected inquiries will be invited to submit a full proposal and then be considered for a project grant.

Projects should be consistent with the Arts Collaborative mission:

The UGA Arts Collaborative is a catalyst for innovative, interdisciplinary creative projects, advanced research and critical discourse in the arts, and for creative applications of technologies, concepts, and practices found across disciplines. It is a collaborative network of faculty, students, and community members from all disciplines of the visual and performing arts in addition to other disciplines in the humanities and sciences. The Arts Collaborative enables all stages of creative activity, from concept and team formation through production, documentation, and dissemination of research.

Letter of inquiry should be no more 500 words and sent via email to:

Please include the following information:

  • Title and brief description of proposed project.
  • List of proposed participants (include titles and affiliations).
  • Impact of project and potential for future development.

Selection Criteria:

  • Intellectual and artistic merit
  • Degree of innovation
  • Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity
  • Feasibility under sponsorship of the Arts Collaborative
  • Potential for future funding and development

Creative Exploration Grants are supported by the UGA Arts Collaborative, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts. The Arts Collaborative is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
Fellowships and Grants

The Willson Center provides funding through competitions for various internal grants. In addition, the Willson Center manages the Faculty Research Grant (FRG) program for faculty in the arts and humanities. The FRG program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Research Foundation through the Office of Research. 

Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Multidisciplinary Seed Grant Program

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences announces two new opportunities for its faculty to tackle complex topics by collaborating across disciplines in research and teaching and in the process engaging with students, scholars, stakeholders, and decision-makers. The program is partitioned into two tracks: Rapid Interdisciplinary Proposals (RIP) and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Instruction (I-Cubed).

Teaming for Interdisciplinary Research Pre-Seed Program

The Office of Research, in partnership with the Office of the Provost, provides “pre-seed” funding to facilitate the formation of faculty teams and collaboration around critical areas of research expertise or emerging research topics. The goal is to stimulate large-scale research team formation and position UGA faculty groups to be more competitive in attracting resources for collaborative research, including internal UGA seed grants and ultimately, external grant support.

CURO Research Awards

The CURO Research Award supports experiential learning opportunities that only a major research university can provide. Each year, as part of an initiative to enhance the UGA learning environment, the CURO Research Award provides 500 scholarships of $1,000 each to outstanding undergraduate students across campus to actively participate in faculty-mentored research. Because of the scholarship nature of the award, students must be registered for a course during the semester in which they receive the award.

Campus Sustainability Grants

Drawn from the Student Green Fee, grants up to $5,000 are available to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects that advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. Successful projects will address UGA’s strategic priorities and integrate social, environmental, and economic solutions to help ensure that all people can thrive, both now and in the future. Grants are awarded based on merit, positive impact, effective partnerships, implementation feasibility, and available funding. Special consideration given to solutions that address Drawdown Georgia climate solutions, advance equity, and incorporate the arts.

The Office of Sustainability coordinates, communicates, and advances sustainability initiatives at UGA in the areas of teaching, research, service and outreach, student engagement, and campus operations. For more information visit

President’s Office
Venture Funding

The President’s Venture Fund supports students with funding in amounts typically ranging from $500 to $5,000 for small programs and projects that generally take place on campus.