Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals
No deadline

Idea Lab Mini Grants support creative interdisciplinary projects. Grant recipients are eligible to receive mentorship, feedback, and up to $500 in project funds. Collaborative teams may include participants from multiple communities and must 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 150 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 Assistantships

Fall deadline: June 1
Spring deadline: November 1
Summer deadline: April 7

The CURO Research Assistantship supports experiential learning opportunities that only a major research university can provide. As part of an initiative to enhance the UGA learning environment, the CURO Research Assistantship Program provides 500 stipends of $1,000 each to outstanding undergraduate students across campus to actively participate in faculty-mentored research.

Assistantships are one-semester awards for either Fall, Spring, or Summer. Assistantship students are encouraged to register for academic credit regardless of major, GPA, or Honors status. All Assistantship recipients are required to present their research at the spring CURO Symposium. If beneficial for their programs of study, students may conduct research with faculty members outside their department, college or school.

Campus Sustainability Grants
Applications due November 15, 2021

Ideas for Creative Exploration and the Office of Sustainability invite you to apply for a UGA Campus Sustainability Grant. Special consideration will be given to projects that incorporate the arts.

Funded by the Student Green Fee, grants up to $5,000 are available to current UGA students who wish to implement projects to advance sustainability on campus and in our local community. Special consideration will be given to interdisciplinary projects that 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