Imagine Fund FAQ

Who is eligible to apply for an Imagine Fund Annual Faculty Award or a Special Events Grant?

All tenured/tenure-track arts, humanities, and design faculty across the University of Minnesota system are eligible. Also eligible are tenured/tenure-track faculty whose research directions place them squarely within the arts and humanities or design. Faculty in arts, humanities, or design who hold full-time (100%) salaried continuous or fixed-term appointments may apply provided they are annually evaluated like tenured and tenure-track faculty (i.e., with substantially similar expectations for research accomplishments, independence, and ability to secure external funding).

Note that eligibility does not include: visiting faculty, those pursuing a Ph.D., those with non-salaried faculty appointment type W (e.g., yearly Medical School, usually without salary), or employees with T appointments (temporary) or A appointments (adjust from outside the University).

How do I apply for an annual faculty research grant?

Annual faculty research grants are now awarded and administered through your college or system campus. Click on the Annual Faculty Research Grant link from the home page to find contact information for your specific unit.

How do I apply for Special Events grant?

pecial Events grants are centrally awarded through a competitive process administered by the Institute for Advanced Studies. Please click on the Special Events grant tab from the home screen for more information.

Additional questions?

Please direct them to:

Erin Slattengren, Provost office

Key Dates

Special Events

Application deadline: October 17, 2022 at noon and January 30, 2023 at noon

Faculty Research Grants

College/Campus specific timelines

AHD Chair Award

Applications are due Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 12:00 noon