Faculty Small Grants


For arts-related projects/events beyond the classroom that enrich the campus community.


  • All activities must be in accordance with current University safety policies. For more information, visit healthalerts.stanford.edu/ 
  • Project/event must be completed by August 1, 2022
  • Funds cannot be used to support conference attendance/travel by students.
  • Funds cannot be used to pay Stanford affiliates.


  • Open to all Stanford faculty, academic staff, and administrative staff.
    • Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal with their department leadership prior to applying.
  • Graduate students are eligible for independent projects not affiliated with masters/doctoral research. (Funds cannot be used for conference attendance/travel.)

Application Timeline

Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year until funds are expended. 

Applications should be submitted at least 4-6 weeks in advance of the project/event to allow for sufficient review time.



  • Grants range from $500-$1,000
  • Limit of one Faculty Small Grant per applicant per academic year.
  • Funding (full or partial) is not guaranteed.


  • Grant recipients are expected to work with their department/program financial administrator to process all logistics and transactions relating to the proposed activity, and to ensure that all transactions and activities adhere to University policies.
  • Grant recipients may receive partial grants. In these situations the grant recipient should work with their department/program to find additional funds for the proposed activity.
  • Upon completion of the activity, grant recipients will submit a short final report. Grant recipients are encouraged to include photos (with photographer credit) from the activity as part of their report.
  • If the project/activity is no longer taking place, please notify Sabrina Wilensky to discuss next steps.
Sabrina Wilensky 2018


Sabrina Wilensky (she/her)
Manager of Grants and Programs
Office of the Vice President for the Arts

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