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 support engagement with the arts and humanities through projects directed towards the University of Pennsylvania community or broader public, including but not limited to public programming, performances, exhibitions, and non-curricular opportunities for learning and making.
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.
How and when do I receive the grant funds?
- Please refer to our general information page about Grants Disbursement for complete guidelines about receiving the grant funds. Applicants must decide how they would like to receive and manage the funds when they submit their application.
- The earliest date for grant funds to be available is May 2024, though in most cases, funds will be available in June or July. This timeline depends on several factors, including the response times of grantees and their fiscal conduits (when applicable).
- Any questions? Please email The Sachs Program Associate Director Chloe Reison at email@example.com.
Project Support Grants are now closed for the 2023–2024 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 2023–2024 grants cycle was February 9, 2024. Up to date information about Project Support Grants will be shared in advance of the 2024–2025 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 2023–2024 grants cycle will be made in April 2024.