Co-Curricular Grant Application
The Kaplan Humanities Institute's Co-Curricular Artist Grants support curricular engagement with artists and their work, aiming for a stronger integration of the arts into undergraduate and graduate teaching at Northwestern. Co-curricular grants may help facilitate an artist's lecture or workshop in class; cover site visits to an artist's studio or event; or support other creative integrations of the arts in and beyond the classroom.
The Co-Curricular Grants are part of Kaplan's Artist Engagement Initiative which seeks to expand interdisciplinary engagement among artists, faculty, and students across all programs and departments at Northwestern.
Application deadlineWe invite applications on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.
Who can apply for grants?
All Northwestern instructors are invited to apply for co-curricular funds for undergraduate and graduate courses in any school or discipline at the university.
Effort will be made to distribute funds among many diverse departments and programs.
What can the grants cover?
Funds can be used to cover:
- Honoraria for guest artists working in any discipline or medium (not just visual or performing art)
- Flight and hotel for visiting artist
- Local transportation and food for site visits or events
- Workshop materials
- Tickets for museums, theaters, performances, special lectures, readings, or exhibitions (within Northwestern guidelines). Co-curricular grants are designed to make it possible to require such trips for your class by making them inexpensive and/or easily accessible.
- Co-curricular grants are capped at $1,000 per course
- Honoraria typically range between $250-$500 (but Weinberg allows honoraria payments of up to $1,000 without seeking pre-approval)
- Kaplan will transfer grant funds to faculty discretionary accounts, without exception
- Faculty's home department is responsible for processing individual payments and managing all administrative support once funds are transferred
The following restrictions apply to all Co-Curricular Grants:
- Grants are made only for particular offerings of courses; they are not permanent commitments
- A grant must benefit an entire class, not an individual student or subset of students
- The supported activity must be required of all students and must take place during the regular academic quarter
- Grants may not be used for entertainment or social events
To apply for a Co-Curricular Artist Grant, please complete the form here:
For questions on the Co-Curricular Artist Grants, please contact Jill Mannor (firstname.lastname@example.org).