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?
This grant opportunity is offered once each semester. The fall application will be due November 20, and applicants will be notified no later than December 10. The spring application will be due Febrary 19 and applicants will be notified in March.
What do the grants support?
Student Grants are intended to support ambitious student-developed and student-driven projects – performances, exhibitions, convenings, etcetera. Fall 2020 grants support projects through Fall 2021. Spring 2021 grants support projects through Spring 2022.
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 Student Arts Innovation Grant, start by submitting your contact information and a brief description of your idea, using the appropriate form.
If this form is inaccessible, please feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com or call at 215-573-0874.
The Sachs Program staff will follow up by email and if your project is eligible, we will send over the necessary material to apply. The Sachs Program staff is also happy to meet with you to discuss the project proposed and potentially to request additional information.
Applications will be due in November 20, 2020 and February 19, 2021.
Decisions will be made in December 2020 and February 2021.
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, 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 withdraw 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, genders, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.