Dean Announces Student Grant Program

Robert Stroker, Tyler’s Interim Dean, announces a new opportunity for Tyler students, the Dean’s grants for Tyler students program.  This program is open to all current students at Tyler School of Art.  Award amounts will range from $500-$1,000.

Grants may be used to defray scholarly or creative costs associated with (but not limited to):

  • Travel to create/install an exhibition or performance or scholarly paper, or to collect data for research
  • Registration for conferences
  • Equipment and materials; data analysis or research consultants
  • Technical personnel (for example, to help with technology for an installation or to document an exhibition)

Criteria for applicants:

  • The applicant must be a current student at Tyler.
  • The student must complete the proposed project before they graduate.
  • The grant is not to be applied toward tuition, housing costs, or other expenses normally incurred in the pursuit of a degree.
  • The grant may not be used to complete a course requirement (e.g. a final paper thesis exhibition, senior project or thesis project).
  • The grant is intended to provide an opportunity for a special project that would not be possible without these funds.
  • Grants may not be used to pay stipends to other full-time Temple employees, full-time Teaching Assistants, Academic Interns, or non-College collaborators.

The term project should be thought of flexibly, including (but not limited to):

  • initiating new scholarly or creative work
  • initiating a well-defined component of a larger scholarly/creative work
  • defining a portion of a project already underway that requires support for completion
  • extending or expanding previously completed work

Projects may be individual or collaborative in nature. Working collaboratively requires letters of commitment from collaborators at time of proposal submission.

All Applications will receive feedback; students will be told their application is not well written or does not present their idea clearly so that they can apply again in future rounds.  It is designed to not only fund student projects but to also give students experience in presenting themselves professionally.

More information and the application is here.  The first deadline for applying is February 18, 2011.


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