Intermedia MFA Research and Project Grant
University of Maine, Spring 2012
Description and objectives: The Intermedia MFA Research and Project Grant is intended to
help fund research, travel and creative endeavors relevant to professional and creative
development for all students within the University of Maine MFA program.
Applications will be prioritized by:
The impact of the funds on the student’s creative development
The significance of the proposed project
The possibility for professional presentation outside of the University
The number of requests received
Award Amount: Each student can submit requests for a total of $500 dollars per funding period.
Most awards range from $100 - $300. Collaborative groups can submit joint requests but the total
can still not be more than $500 for any one proposal.
Award Period: One award per year maximum. Award may be used for any projects between
September 1, 2011 and August 30, 2012.
Eligibility: All MFA students currently enrolled in the Intermedia MFA program may apply for
funding. In most cases, funds requested for class assignments will not be awarded.
Deadline and Notification dates: The deadline for the Spring Semester is Friday, March 23,
2012. All applications must be submitted in hard copy to Velma Figgins in Chadbourne Hall by
3:00 pm on the 23rd. Students awarded funding will be notified no later by March 30, 2012.
Funding Requests can be made in relation to:
Degree related travel expenses
Materials and related expenses
Tools and equipment
1. Completed Application form/cover sheet.
2. A description of intent. Not to exceed two pages, double-spaced in 12-point,
Times New Roman font. Should include a brief description of the intended use of
funds and a description of the importance of the project/travel/materials in relation
to professional and personal creative development.
3. Budget. Not to exceed one page, should include an itemized list of estimated or
incurred expenses and total amount requested. If listing previously incurred
expenses for reimbursement, receipts should be submitted at the end of the
4. Budget explanation. Not to exceed one page.