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UpstART 200 Student Maker Grants

Announcing the UpstART 200 Student Maker Grant Program! These grant funds may be applied to any student generated project or work directly connected with and submitted to UpstART 200: A U-M Bicentennial Project of Student and Alumni Reflection and Making.

Applications are available here.

Student Maker Grants may be awarded for up to $200/individual and up to $1,000 for teams ($200/team member for up to 5 members).

Awards are made on a rolling basis and applicants will receive a granting decision within two weeks of application submission.

Projects may be created in whatever medium you choose (film, music, technology, coding, theatre, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry, creative writing, etc.) in response to a work of art, design, or architecture. These works associated with this project are curated in an archive of artifacts that was created to inspire as well as personally link your Michigan experience to our vast knowledge community. If you need to add your U-M art, design, or architecture inspiration to the archive, please submit it here.

Grant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to current undergraduate and graduate students from U-M (as individuals or teams)
  • U-M student organizations may also apply as a team
  • Project must be linked in inspiration to an example of art, design, or architecture at U-M and curated in the UpstART 200 Archive
  • Completed projects must be submitted into the UpstART 200 Submission Archive by December 31, 2017