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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

Application period is open for Imagine Fund Special Events Grants

We are accepting online applications for 2015-16 Special Events Grants, one of two Imagine Fund programs supporting U of M faculty research in the arts, humanities, and design. The application period for Annual Faculty Awards closed October 27.

Special Events Grants support faculty-led projects that promote profound understanding of the human condition, excellence, innovation, collaboration, interdisciplinary dialogue, and greater public engagement with the University. Proposals are due Monday, December 1.   Read more...

Applications invited for new Arts, Design, and Humanities Chair

The provost has launched a second University Arts, Design, and Humanities Chair, to be awarded for 2015-17. Applications are due February 2, 2015. The two-year chairs typically have a first year that is more generative, with the second year a "culminating" year of activities that are more public and that engage the campus and external communities. The dual chairs and their staggered terms will establish a rhythm of one chair beginning its generative phase while the other emerges into full bloom. Read more...