Project Support Grants
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to apply?
University of Pennsylvania faculty (standing and non-standing), staff, departments, programs, and centers are eligible to apply for Sachs Program Project Support Grants. Student groups may also apply in this category in collaboration with a department, program, or center—with the department, program, or center serving as the lead applicant.
What do the grants support?
Project Support Grants are intended to support performances, exhibitions, visiting artists, programming, and other forms of public engagement. Examples of previously supported projects can be reviewed on our website.
How much can I apply for?
Project Support Grant applicants may request up to $8,000. The applicant must identify a University of Pennsylvania department, program, or center to manage the grant funds if an application is successful.
Project Support Grants are now closed for the 2022–2023 grants cycle.
We are not accepting applications for Sachs Program Project Support Grants at this time. The deadline to submit a completed Project Support Grant application in the 2022–2023 grants cycle was February 1, 2023. Up to date information about Project Support Grants will be shared in advance of the 2023–2024 grants cycle.
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Project Support Grant applications are evaluated by a group of committee members, which may include former grantees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. All deliberations will be guided by The Sachs Program grantmaking priorities and criteria.
Award decisions for Project Support Grant applications in the 2022–2023 grants cycle will be made in April 2023.