Faculty Resources

Faculty/Student Grant Information

Are you looking for funding sources to help advance your creative practice, teaching, research, or community engagement?

MICA offers a variety of funding to Full-time Faculty, Part-time Faculty, Students, and Staff  that can help initiate or complete projects, advance skills towards teaching, and share your research or creative work.

Funds such as the Baltimore Engagement Grant, Community Engagement Grant, and the Y.L. Hoi Award  are  dedicated to initiate or enhance community engagement projects and activities of your own design. Projects can be curricular or co-curricular, but they must engage a community partner or respond to a compelling community opportunity or need. 

 

 

Updated:  Spring 23 Adjunct Fund Application Deadline is March 28th.

The Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Fund grants funding to support activities and resources that contribute to adjunct faculty members’ professional, creative, or scholarly research and development. The Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Fund was established specifically for adjunct faculty as part of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between MICA and SEIU Local 500, August 2015-June 30, 2018. With the ratification of the new 3-year agreement in October 2018, the total amount of this funding was increased from $6,667 to $12,500 per year and the amount that an individual could receive in a single academic year was increased from $600 to $1,000.

Please review the prospectus below for updates to the fund and instructions for applying. 

Adjunct Fund Prospectus (Updated)

Adjunct Fund SlideRoom Application 

 

Updated: AY22/23 Baltimore Engagement Application Deadline is November 13th.

The Baltimore Engagement Grant offers support for faculty to innovate within the curriculum while contributing to the greater knowledge and understanding of the Baltimore community. This funding is to enrich hands-on learning and is intended for opportunities inside credit-bearing courses that provide students with real-world experiences that they would otherwise miss within the confines of the classroom.

Please review the prospectus below for instructions for applying. 

Baltimore Engagement Grant Prospectus

Baltimore Engagement Submittable Application

Updated: AY 22/23 Community Engagement Application Deadline is November 13th.

The Community Engagement Grant offers funding for community-engaged art and/or design projects that emerge from a compelling community-identified need. Projects located in Baltimore City and are a collaboration between community-based organizations and MICA affiliates are strongly preferred.

Please review the prospectus below for updates to the fund and instructions for applying. 

Community Engagement Prospectus

Community Engagement Submittable Application

Grants for Faculty Research and Creative Development deadline is February 2nd.

The Grant for Faculty Research and Creative Development provides funding up to $5,000 to help faculty initiate significant projects or advance larger-scale creative, academic, and scholarly projects.

This grant invites applications for:

-funding towards research expenses, such as materials or travel, up to $5,000

-time in the form of a course substitution to undertake work for a significant project. 

Research Grant Prospectus (UPDATED)

Research Grant SlideRoom Application

 

Updated:  The Spring 23 Lucas Grant Application Deadline is March 7th.

Lucas Grants for Faculty Teaching & Curriculum Development for funding up to $2,000 are available for AY22-23.

Lucas Grants for Faculty Teaching & Curriculum Development are intended to fund projects that directly contribute to the improvement of curriculum and teaching at MICA.

Lucas Grants Prospectus (UPDATED)

Lucas Grant SlideRoom Application 

 

 

Updated:  The Spring 23 Brenner Grant Application Deadline is March 7th.

Marcella Brenner Grants for Faculty Development and Research for funding up to $2,000 are available for AY22-23.

Marcella Brenner Grants for Faculty Development and Research fund projects that contribute to the faculty member's professional, creative, or scholarly research and development.

Brenner Grants Prospectus (Updated)

Brenner Grants SlideRoom Application

Deadline:  TBA for AY 22-23

The Ratcliffe Center for Creative Entrepreneurship (RCCE) Faculty Teaching Grants provides up to $600 in funding to support courses that infuse entrepreneurial concepts into curriculum and teaching​ ​at MICA.

Ratcliffe Center Faculty Teaching Grant Prospectus
Ratcliffe Center Faculty Teaching Grant Application

 

The Research Initiation Grants and Cultural Expansion Grants are on hold at this time.

The Stanley Rosen Faculty Development Endowment in 1998 with a gift from Madalyn Rosen through the Rosen-Gold Family Philanthropic Fund in memory of Madalyn's husband, Stanley Rosen.

This grant of $500 is awarded annually to a deserving faculty member who is identified by the Grants Committee from their review of the spring applications for the Brenner Grants for Faculty Development & Research.

 

Updated: AY 22/23 Y.L. Hoi Memorial Award Application Deadline is November 13th

The Y.L. Hoi Memorial Award supports students as creative agents of change in Baltimore City. Students developing projects that use art and design practice and thinking to create a new paradigm for racial and/or ethnic understanding, equity, and inclusion may apply. Proposed projects should:

  • Promote racial and/or ethnic understanding, equity, and/or inclusion;
  • Incorporate art and design practice and thinking;
  • Be designed and implemented in partnership with Baltimore community organizations or groups serving Baltimore neighborhoods and;
  • Leverage the strengths of MICA (e.g., other students, programs, initiatives, alumni, network, etc.)

Awarded projects should be a catalyst for Baltimore City communities - raising awareness, empowering individuals, and fostering positive change. Undergraduate and graduate students of all artistic approaches, mediums, and disciplines are welcome to apply.

Applicants may apply for up to $5,000 in funding for such expenses as materials, supplies, entrance fees, and transportation that are integral to the development or implementation of qualifying projects. Grantees may apply for funding to compensate commissioned artists or guest speakers participating in projects.

About Y. L. Hoi

As a successful self-made businessman in the Chinese furniture, arts and crafts trade, Y.L. Hoi worked to connect quality products to an international consumer base. Through his keen business sense and ingenuity, combined with an openness to new partnerships and international expansion, Y.L. Hoi developed a highly successful business that endured over five decades.

For his family, his vision extended beyond his home in mainland China and Hong Kong, to provide his descendants with opportunities to develop and learn beyond their country of origin. At the same time, he firmly believed that civic and educational engagement began at home. Recognizing that education and philanthropy are the cornerstones of community Hoi and his wife decided to bequeath most of his estate to universities and charities in Hong Kong. Y.L. Hoi embodied the principles of inclusion and access to opportunity for all, regardless of race, class, or creed.

Y.L. Hoi Memorial Award Prospectus

Y.L. Hoi Memorial Award Submittable Application