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Provost's Imagine Fund for Arts and Humanities


An initiative of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the University of Minnesota Imagine Fund for the arts, humanities, and design supports our finest scholars and creative artists.

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Important Dates

See important dates for the 2015-16 Imagine Fund grant programs.

2014-15 Imagine Fund Awards

We are pleased to announce the recipients of 2014-15 Imagine Fund awards.

News & Events

Applications under review for Imagine Fund Annual Faculty Awards, Special Events Grants

Applications from faculty are under review for 2015-16 Special Events Grants and for Annual Faculty Awards, two Imagine Fund programs supporting U of M faculty research in the arts, humanities, and design. The application period closed December 1 for Special Events grants and October 27 for the annual Faculty Awards.

The Imagine Fund will award up to 120 Annual Awards and up to 20 Special Events Grants to support projects during the 2015-16 academic year.   Read more ...

Applications due Feb. 2 for 2015-17 Arts, Design, and Humanities Chair

Applications are invited from UMN faculty by February 2, 2015 for the University Arts, Design, and Humanities Chair for 2015-17. The recipient of this two-year chair receives up to $70,000 to work with a team of faculty, staff, and students to create a program of activities for the University community and the community at large. The goal of these projects is to incite cross-departmental, multi-campus, and collaborative work that galvanizes sustained intellectual dialogue around a particular academic theme. The chair is one of two such chairs established by the Provost as part of the Imagine Fund. Read more ...