Collaboration Studio Grants

Fall funding round only.

Collaboration Studio grants provide focused, quarter-long opportunities for crossdisciplinary/cross-departmental groups of two to four faculty members to work together to catalyze, deepen, or reconfigure research projects with near- or long-term goals of publication/dissemination, in traditional or diverse formats.

Studio grants may be used to lay the foundations for a long-term research project and collaboration or to move an existing collaboration towards writing and publishing project insights and outcomes. While the studio provides time for intensive collaboration, work is expected to continue throughout the year-long granting period and beyond.


Proposals are expected to be submitted by cross-departmental pairs or teams. If a project is proposed by faculty from the same unit, there must not be more than two faculty members from that unit on the project proposal. Additionally, there must be a clear rationale for what the faculty members from the same unit are bringing to the project in terms of intellectual difference. The initiative is primarily intended to advance projects for ladder faculty, but teams may, with justification, include a graduate student, lecturer, and/or staff member.

Terms of Award

Studio grants take the form of one course release per studio faculty member or a summer stipend of approximately $7,000 each, to be taken simultaneously by all studio members in the quarter they designate for their studio work.

Application Materials

  • Proposal narrative: Proposal narratives should address project objectives, significance, and methods in language clear to non-specialists in the field, as well as specifying the work already advanced on the project and its anticipated outcomes.
  • Funding request: In the narrative, please note the quarter in which studio funding will be used. Any additional funding requests for the year of the project should be outlined, together with a rationale and justification.
  • Course Release/Buyout Form: Download and complete the form, being sure to obtain the signatures of your unit’s Administrator and Chair.
  • C.V.: Submit one per project collaborator (limited to 5 pages each).

Learn more about Collaboration Studio Grants.

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