Who is eligible to apply?
Undergraduate, graduate and informal student groups are eligible to apply for Student Grants.
What is the timeline for this grant opportunity?
There are two deadlines for Student Grants this academic year: one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Interested individuals must meet with Sachs Program staff online (Zoom) prior to applying.
- To schedule a meeting for a Fall application, please complete the form below no later than November 12, 2021. Applications will be due on December 3, 2021. Applicants will be granted access to the application link after scheduling a meeting with Sachs Program staff.
- To schedule a meeting for a Spring application, please complete the form below no later than February 11, 2022. Applications will be due on March 11, 2022. Applicants will be granted access to the application link after scheduling a meeting with Sachs Program staff.
What do the grants support?
Student Grants are intended to support ambitious student-developed and student-driven projects – performances, exhibitions, convenings, etcetera. The timeline for using the grant funds can be flexible, based on the needs of the applicant. For examples of previously supported projects, please visit the Student Grants page in the Grant Awards section of our website.
How much can you apply for?
Students and informal student groups may request up to $4,000 and must seek approval by their department or program, in order to apply in this category. The department or program must agree to manage the grant funds if an application is successful.
To apply for a Spring Student Arts Innovation Grant, start by submitting your contact information and a brief description of your idea(s):
If this form is inaccessible, please feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com.
Sachs Program staff will follow up by email to schedule a meeting to discuss your interest in applying. Applicants will be granted access to the application link after scheduling a meeting with Sachs Program staff. Fall applications will be due December 3, 2021. Spring applications will be due March 11, 2022.
The Sachs Program is happy to review and provide feedback on drafts for Fall applications submitted by November 5, 2021, and for Spring applications submitted by February 11, 2022.
Decisions will be made in January and April 2022.
Sachs Program staff will do their best to meet with all individuals and groups interested in submitting an application.
The Sachs Program has limited resources and will therefore not be able to fund all requests.
Matching funding is strongly encouraged for project-based proposals, when possible, but is not required.
The Sachs Program aims to support projects that meet the criteria and which best align with our priorities for grantmaking. Should a proposal or application not meet the criteria and/or not align with our priorities, Sachs Program staff may recommend that an applicant withdraws from the pool.
The Sachs Program supports a creative, culturally diverse, and pluralistic Penn community. We are committed to supporting individuals and groups from all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.