Rice University’s Arts Initiatives Fund (AIF) stimulates experimentation and collaboration in creativity and the arts across the entire campus. AIF is an internal funding mechanism that awards competitive grants of between $5,000- $25,000 to Rice faculty. These grants are intended to help faculty members develop new projects and courses focused on creativity and the arts that lead to more lasting partnerships, innovative art-making or teaching environments, cross-disciplinary collaborations, or unusually creative works.
Particular priority will be given to proposals that utilize the new Moody Center for the Arts. The facility will be open for classes in January of 2017.
Full-time and research faculty members at Rice are eligible to apply. Proposals may be submitted individually or by a group of faculty. Please inform your department chair that you have applied.
A committee of referees assembled by Alison Weaver, Executive Director of the Moody Center for the Arts, will review all proposals. This committee will comprise faculty from across the university, and they may not be AIF applicants. As needed, the committee will seek the input of the two outside referees that applicants will list in their application materials. Funds awarded will be for academic year 2017-2018.
Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
Proposals must be submitted using this webform by January 24, 2017. Proposals must include the following documents in PDF format:
You will receive acknowledgement of your application. For questions about this fund, email firstname.lastname@example.org.