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Craft Research Fund Grants - Graduate Research Grant

Grants to USA Humanities Graduate
Students for Research on Studio Crafts

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Windgate Fund at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina - The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design

Deadline Date:

09/28/18 11:59 PM EST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA graduate students for research relating to American studio craft. Grants are intended to assist students working on a Master's thesis in a humanities field at an accredited college or university. The Foundation's mission is to encourage, expand and support scholarly research about craft in the United States.

Research should:
- Support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history.
- Explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture.
- Foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft field in the United States.
- Advance investigation of neglected questions on craft history and criticism in the United States.

Examples of research might include:

- Exploration of work by historically important or contemporary craft artists.
- Projects presenting a new understanding of the relationship between hand-made production and digital technologies.
- Contributions to the history of the studio craft movement.
- Projects placing American craft in a global context.
- Topics offering fresh perspectives within the field.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154414

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Fund awards grants of up to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Project and final report must be completed in 6 months, with a deadline of May 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Students must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university with a supporting letter from the student's primary advisor. This Grant is specifically for students pursuing an MA in a humanities field.

Applicants must be a US Citizen and/or hold a US Social Security Number at the time of application and for the duration of the project period.

Students pursuing an MFA, or are applying to support the creation of their own artwork are not eligible to apply.

No capital equipment purchases, tuition or living expenses are eligible for support.

General overhead (indirect administrative expenses) is not eligible for university-based projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Graduate Research Grant Timeline:

- May 1, 2018: Applications open in SlideRoom
- September 28, 2018 (11:59 pm EST): Graduate Research Grant application deadline
- November 2018: All applicants notified of status and Graduate Research Grant awardees announced
- December 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019: Projects conducted during six-month funding cycle
- June 1, 2019: Final report deadline

For step-by-step application instructions, see SlideRoom’s Applicant Guide:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply, click through to CCCD’s SlideRoom portal and choose your grant category:

The Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design
67 Broadway Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Phone: 828.785.1357
Fax: 828.785.1372

Anna Helgeson, Grants and Office Coordinator

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