Faculty Grants

Faculty Grants

Small grants for unique campus arts projects and events


The Office of the Vice President for the Arts (VPA) offers small grants to faculty and academic staff to support arts-related projects and events.

Current opportunities include:


artsCatalyst Grants

artsCatalyst Grants foster interdisciplinary arts experiences that enhance classroom experiences for undergraduate students. (Open to all faculty and academic staff.)

McMurtry Arts Initiatives Fund

Burt McMurtry Arts Initiatives Fund

The Burt McMurtry Arts Initiatives Fund offers support to faculty-initiated projects that test new directions and possibilities in the arts at Stanford. (Open to all faculty and academic staff.)

Faculty Create Projects Seed Grant

Faculty Creative Project Seed Grants

Multiyear grants to support creative needs of practicing artists and artist-scholars. (Open to Academic Council and Senior Lecturers in any discipline.)

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VPA Co-Sponsorships

For arts-related projects/events that align with VPA strategic priorities. (Open to all Stanford faculty, academic staff, and administrative staff.)

Not sure which grant is best for your project? View our comparison guide for guidance.

Students: All funding requests should be made through the Student Arts Grant application.

Sabrina Wilensky 2018


Sabrina Wilensky (she/her)
Director of Program Operations and Project Management
Office of the Vice President for the Arts