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Creative Constellation grants

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The Creative Constellation grants are opportunities for current Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts students, both undergraduate and graduate students, to implement original and innovative ideas that use their creativity for powerful community impact.

The Creative Constellation Grants are opportunities for current degree-seeking Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts students, both undergraduate and graduate students, to implement original and innovative ideas that use their creativity for powerful community impact. These grants are to expand, elevate, and amplify your creative projects and can support technology, equipment and space rentals, supplies, fees for collaborators, etc. These grants do not support travel or professional development fees (please look at the below Student Enrichment Grants as well as the USG and GPSA grants for these purposes).

The application for Spring 2023 awards is December 1. Please note you must be enrolled during the semester for which you are applying and utilizing the grant. Your enrollment is also verified before the grant is disbursed.

Applications are reviewed twice a year by the grant committee. Awardees will be contacted by email if they have been awarded a grant and then given guidelines for the next steps in the process. Funding will disburse at the beginning of the semester for which each grant is offered. Awardees will be required to document their creative process and project through the process as well as submit a final project reflection and final account of all expenditures.

For this grant application you will need the following:

  1. Complete this application in full
  2. Within the application, upload one document (PDF format with filename convention LastName_ProjectName.pdf)) that includes the following:
    • Statement of purpose for your proposed project including title, brief description of the project, who this project will impact, how you will know impact has been made, and how the scope of the project is above and beyond the basic requirements for your degree.
    • Detailed budget overview for how you intend to use the proposed grant funding.
    • Creative resume or CV (We highly recommend you work with Career and Professional Development Services on your resume components).

Please note the naming conventions for the file upload are LastName_ProjectName.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the clarity of purpose and overall proposal, potential impact of project, and quality of application materials. Grant recipients will be notified by the conclusion of the semester prior to their funding start. Proposals will be evaluated by the Creative Constellation grant council. Faculty sponsoring a proposal may not evaluate submitted applications.

Want to boost your application? We highly suggest you utilize ASU Career and Professional Development Services as well as University Academic Success Program Writing Centers for resume and proposal review.

Looking for other scholarship and grant information? Check out scholarship and grant opportunities here.

Student enrichment grants

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The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts awards student enrichment grants to support the professional development of its students, increase the visibility of its design and arts programs and reward excellence in student research and creative practice. The enrichment grants provide support for travel:

  • To undergraduate and graduate students attending national and regional conferences where they have been competitively selected to exhibit, perform, present a paper, or give a workshop.
  • To undergraduate and graduate students invited to perform or exhibit at prestigious regional or national venues.
  • For research connected to a graduate student's final project for their degree (non-international).

Even though these can all be useful experiences, the following are beyond the scope of the Herberger Institute Student Enrichment Grant program and are not eligible for an award. These areas will not be considered for funding:

  • Study at festivals or workshops nationally or abroad.
  • Attendance at normal disciplinary conferences where the student has not been selected to participate. Please check USG and GPSA professional development funding.
  • Travel for enrichment purposes only.
  • These grants do not support performances or exhibitions themselves (i.e. support for costume, lighting, sound or set design or materials). Please see the Creative Constellation Grants for grant support for performances, projects, and exhibitions.

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form reflecting School Endorsement
  • Completed narrative
  • Letter of invitation (if applicable) or indication that you are awaiting notification for an opportunity

Deadline for applications:

  • March 25, 2022 – Travel May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022
  • April 25, 2022 – Travel July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022
  • July 25, 2022 – Travel from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022
  • October 25, 2022 – Travel January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023
  • January 25, 2023 – Travel April 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023
  • Applications open the 1st of the deadline month. (Example: April 25, 2022 deadline, applications open April 1, 2022.)

    Please note that all applications must receive an endorsement from your school. Check with your school’s deadlines for internal review.

    Questions about your school’s process, please contact:

    School of Art – Melissa Button (undergraduate students) and Katie Parker (graduate students)

    School of Arts, Media and Engineering – Kaylin Edwards

    School of Music, Dance and Theatre – Michelle Pyde

    The Design School – Angela Biddle

    The Sidney Poitier New American Film School – Sara Bieschke