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Arts Dean's Fund for Excellence and Equity

The Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence and Equity (ADFEE) is dedicated to supporting the dissemination of student research. Qualifying projects must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This fund is supported entirely through the generosity of our donors, and remains open as long as funding is available. Funds are administered through the Office of the Dean of Arts.

Applications are reviewed each quarter.  Quarterly application deadlines are:  

  • November 16, 2023
  • February 15, 2024
  • May 10, 2024

Decisions will follow within three weeks of application deadline.

Funding Parameters & Criteria 

  • Students applying for this grant will be currently enrolled, declared majors in good standing in any Arts Division major.  The activity or project must take place within one calendar year and prior to graduation.
  • This fund is used to cover expenses related to the dissemination of Arts research. Examples include: presenting at upcoming conferences (conference and travel fees), costs associated with exhibition and/or publication of scholarly and creative work. The ADFEE will consider the coverage of equipment costs if the equipment is necessary for the completion of a project accepted for presentation or exhibition at an off-campus venue. 
  • Students may receive funding for one application per fiscal year (July 1- June 30) of up to $1000.00 which will be based on their budget and deposited into their financial aid account.
  • A final report is required at the conclusion of the activity (within 30 days). In the report, please document how the Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence and Equity supported your work. Please include any relevant photos.

To apply for this scholarship, follow this link and choose the Spring 2024 Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence and Equity under the Divisional Scholarships heading. Deadline to apply is May 10, 2024. Scholarships will be reviewed and awarded by May 30, 2024. Feel free to indicate when something is not applicable, and provide information as appropriate for your project. 

Please complete the application form and submit with all required application attachments. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Required Application Attachments:

  • Budget Proposal (required)
  • Letter of Support from faculty advisor (required)
  • Other Co-Funding Sources if applicable. 

For further assistance, please contact Karen Meece at