Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
Fall 2022

No longer accepting submissions for Fall 2022. Thank you for your proposals!

Idea Lab Mini Grants support new creative interdisciplinary projects. Grant recipients are provided with a mentor and are eligible for up to $1000 in support for project expenses. Collaborative teams must include participants from multiple disciplines and include at least one student, faculty, or staff member from UGA. Proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary selection committee in order of receipt, pending the availability of funds.

Proposal form:

Proposal requirements:

– brief description of project goals (up to 300 words)

– names and project roles of collaborators

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Ideas for Creative Exploration is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

Ideas for Creative Exploration Project Grants
Invitation for Letter of Inquiry
No deadline

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) is an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia. ICE invites Letters of Inquiry from UGA faculty and students for innovative and collaborative projects. Selected inquiries will be invited to submit a full proposal and then be considered for a Project Grant.

Projects should be consistent with the ICE mission:

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) is a catalyst for innovative, interdisciplinary creative projects, advanced research and critical discourse in the arts, and for creative applications of technologies, concepts, and practices found across disciplines. It is a collaborative network of faculty, students, and community members from all disciplines of the visual and performing arts in addition to other disciplines in the humanities and sciences. ICE enables all stages of creative activity, from concept and team formation through production, documentation, and dissemination of research.

Letter of Inquiry should be no more 500 words and sent via email to:

Please include the following information:

– Title and brief description of proposed project.

– List of proposed participants (include titles and affiliations).

– Impact of project and potential for future development.

Selection Criteria:

– Intellectual and artistic merit

– Degree of innovation

– Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity

– Feasibility under sponsorship of ICE

– Potential for future funding and development

CURO Research Awards

Fall deadline: July 1
Spring deadline: November 1
Summer deadline: April 15

The CURO Research Award supports experiential learning opportunities that only a major research university can provide. Each year, as part of an initiative to enhance the UGA learning environment, the CURO Research Award provides 500 scholarships of $1,000 each to outstanding undergraduate students across campus to actively participate in faculty-mentored research. Because of the scholarship nature of the award, students must be registered for a course during the semester in which they receive the award.

Campus Sustainability Grants
Applications due November 21, 2022

Drawn from the Student Green Fee, grants up to $5,000 are available to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects that advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. Successful projects will address UGA’s strategic priorities and integrate social, environmental, and economic solutions to help ensure that all people can thrive, both now and in the future. Grants are awarded based on merit, positive impact, effective partnerships, implementation feasibility, and available funding. Special consideration given to solutions that address Drawdown Georgia climate solutions, advance equity, and incorporate the arts.

The Office of Sustainability coordinates, communicates, and advances sustainability initiatives at UGA in the areas of teaching, research, service and outreach, student engagement, and campus operations. For more information visit