The Center for Humanities & the Arts is pleased to announce its semi-annual competition for graduate student research awards.  Awards of up to $500 will be awarded on a competitive basis for graduate students working in the humanities and arts to support conference participation where students present a paper or for those in the arts, perform or display their work. The excellence of the project will be the main criterion for selection. 

Covid-19 Update
CU is taking measures to help ensure the health and safety of the CU community and to mitigate transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Therefore, pre-approval is required for all university-sponsored travel (international and domestic). For those intending to travel, first go to the CU’s travel page and request approval to travel. Proof of authorization to travel must be submitted along with your application. An email from the department approving travel is sufficient for domestic travel.

If the conference you plan to attend is virtual and no travel is required, please apply. The Eaton award will cover your conference registration fee. 

Deadline to apply for fall is Friday, September 10, 2021. Spring/summer 2021 deadline is Friday, February 11, 2022. 

  • Applicants must be a full-time master's or doctoral level graduate student in good standing
  • Applicants applying for summer research awards must be enrolled in coursework the following fall
  • Applicants must be participating in conference presenting their own work 
  • Applicants may not receive more than one grant per academic year
  • Departments will be limited to two grants per academic year
  • Applications must provide proof of authorization to travel if restrictions are in place

  • Within one month of the completion of the grant period, recipients are required to submit a final report summarizing the project and describing the impact on your research. 
  • Acknowledgment of the Center for Humanities & the Arts (CHA) is required on all promotional/published materials for projects funded by the CHA. Use this language for credit: “This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Center for Humanities & the Arts”
  • Download the Center for Humanities & the Arts logo here.

To apply for this award, please complete the application form and include the materials requested in the project description and budget. 

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