January 10 Deadline for
USITT Grants Program
The USITT Grants & Fellowships Committee will accept Project Grant proposals for the funding cycle to begin in March 2006.
This well-established grant program is an effort to encourage the development of innovative projects and scholarly research. Investigative work into LED light sources, digitization of performing arts archives, a device to measure the photometric performance of lighting instruments, and the creation of a web site with photographic documentation of Chinese scene design are but a few of the projects funded in the past.
The deadline to submit project grants is January 10, and the maximum amount of funding for any one grant will be $10,000. Complete information is available here.
Guidelines and application forms are also on the USITT web site, or are available by calling 800-938-7488. Proposals will be weighed one against each other and must conform to all of the criteria listed in the published grant application information. Unique proposals exhibiting creativity are the most likely to be given favorable consideration.
This is not a source for funding for productions or buying new computer equipment. It is the goal of the Grants & Fellowships program to financially assist work that is original and that explores subjects of interest to other USITT members.