Grants In Support of Research & Innovation in Emerging and Immersive Media.

August 13, 2019

Faculty grants in support of research & innovation in emerging and immersive media
Up to $25,000

The Corzo Center, in collaboration with the President and Provosts offices, has created an Investment Fund and Faculty Incubator, designed to encourage creative research and innovation in immersive media and related artistic and entrepreneurial practice.

The university’s new Center for Immersive Media (CIM) provides our community with a new laboratory for exploring the opportunities and implications of what it means for us to be immersed in data, simulations, stories, performances and digital communities. The center is dedicated to collaborative exploration in the fields of virtual and mixed reality, mediated performance, motion-capture and human-computer interaction, and how they can be applied in and across disciplines. Go here more information.

Strongest consideration for funding will be given to ideas that are cross-disciplinary, with collaboration among faculty and programs or institutions and businesses outside the university, and with the potential for effectively leveraging CIM facilities and resources. Proposals should represent innovative approaches to creative practice or curriculum and contribute to expanding public awareness of faculty and university work. They should also reflect market and audience awareness, demonstrating an understanding of how the proposed undertaking will have appeal.

The first round of funding begins in fall 2019, and subsequent rounds are anticipated. The application process consists of a short preliminary proposal (500 words). Proposals of interest will receive consultation before applicants are invited to submit final proposals, which will be juried by a cross-disciplinary panel of faculty representatives and external jurors.

Applications are open to all full and part-time faculty with at least two semesters of teaching at UArts in the past year; additional faculty, staff and students may be included as additional collaborators. Grant recipients have up to two years to complete the proposed work, contingent upon continued employment at the university.

First preliminary proposal deadline: Aug. 23, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Final formal proposals deadline: Oct. 11, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Award announcements: Nov. 22, 2019

For detailed information on application criteria and the review process, visit