Who is eligible to apply?
Faculty (standing and non-standing) members currently teaching or scheduled to teach a first-year seminar are eligible to apply. Open to anyone teaching a first-year seminar that is looking to integrate the arts/support arts activity into their course.
What is the timeline for this grant opportunity?
These grants are made available twice a year, in the summer (for Fall Seminars) and in the late Fall (for Spring Seminars). Application information will be distributed through the College of Arts & Sciences to faculty with registered seminar classes.
What do the grants support?
First-Year Seminar Grants support arts activities and arts-driven pedagogy within and related to first-year seminars.
How much can you apply for?
The maximum request amount is $2,500. Grant funds will be disbursed to the department, program, or center through which the course is being offered, to be used exclusively for the purposes outlined in the faculty member’s application.
Applications will be shared by the College of Arts & Sciences several weeks prior to each semester, along with a reminder to apply.
Applications will be reviewed by The Sachs Program staff, who will then give their recommendations to the College of Arts and Sciences. Final decisions will be made by the College, and notification will be sent to the applicants as soon as possible.
The application schedule and process may be subject to change.
First-year seminars are supported through a partnership between The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and the College of Arts & Sciences.
The Sachs Program supports a creative, culturally diverse and pluralistic Penn community. We are committed to supporting individuals and groups from all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.