The Graduate Research Awards Demonstrating Excellence (GRADE) is a semi-annual competition for graduate students working in the humanities and arts to support conference participation where students present a paper or perform or display their work for those in the arts. Applicants who come from units outside of traditional arts and humanities fields should amply demonstrate how their work engages with multi- and inter-disciplinary arts and humanities methods and archives.
Domestic Travel: $700
International Travel: $1000
FALL: September 16, 2022
SPRING/SUMMER: February 1, 2023
- Applicants must be a full-time master's or doctoral-level graduate student
- Applicants applying for summer research awards must be enrolled in coursework the following fall
- Applicants must be participating in a conference presenting their own work
- Applicants may not receive more than one GRADE per academic year
- In an effort to serve graduate students working in arts and humanities at CU Boulder, applicants who have not been previously funded by this award will be prioritized
- Award recipients are responsible to fulfill and request approval to travel according to existing CU policy. For more information, visit CU’s travel page
- If the conference you plan to attend is virtual and no travel is required, please apply. The GRADE award will cover your conference registration fee.
- Applicants should demonstrate how their research connects to arts and humanities and their commitment to arts and humanities. Applicants who come from units outside of traditional arts and humanities fields should amply demonstrate how their work engages with multi- and inter-disciplinary arts and humanities methods and archives.
Applications are reviewed by a rotating committee. The excellence of the project is the main criterion for selection.
Complete the Application Form. You will need the following:
- Personal Information (name, email, department affiliation, student ID)
- Project Title
- Destination (Conference location)
- Dates of Conference
- Project details: Explain how attending this conference to present your research relates to your dissertation, thesis, or other research or creative work project
- Budget: include itemized expenses (conference registration fee, air fare, accommodations, shuttle, per diem, etc.)
- A copy of the letter or email confirming acceptance to the conference or showing invitation to participate in a performance or exhibit
- Optional: Letter of support from an advisor or faculty member, submitted with application or sent to email@example.com by the application deadline
- 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.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.