Welcome to the Imagine Fund Grant Programs

The Imagine Fund is an initiative of the Executive Vice President and Provost, established in 2007 through a generous gift from the McKnight Foundation to provide competitive financial support for research and scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design at the University of Minnesota. The creation of the Imagine Fund was driven by a strategic commitment to increase the impact and visibility of faculty work centered in arts, humanities, and design.

The Imagine Fund includes three award programs: Faculty Annual Research Grants, Special Events Grants, and the Imagine Fund Arts, Humanities, and Design Chair Award. Awards have made a sizable contribution to faculty work centered in the arts, humanities, and design, and often have leveraged investments and funds from other sources in support of projects.

Please click on the link for information on each grant program.