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Awards for Faculty/Student Mentored Research

The deadline for application for the 2019 awards is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019.


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  • To be considered, the application must be completed in full. This includes the abstract (200-word maximum) describing the creative, research and/or scholarly work.
  • Students may only submit one application per cycle.
  • Faculty may be included in more than one student entry.
  • Applications must be submitted by 4:30pm on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019.


  • All full-time or part-time College of Creative Arts faculty and all currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Creative Arts are eligible to apply.<
  • To be considered for the award, a creative, research and/or scholarly work must be related to the arts and have been completed between January 1, 2018 and March 1, 2019.  


Graduate Student Awards

First Place: $1,000 awarded to the student and $1,000 for travel awarded to the faculty member. Honorable Mention: If applicable


Undergraduate Awards

First Place: $750 awarded to the student and $750 for travel awarded to the faculty member. Honorable Mention: If applicable


Each winner will also receive a certificate of achievement.



The primary criteria for the selection of the awards is how applicants demonstrate exceptional work through mentored research in the Arts. This can be evidenced through, but is not necessary limited to, works, exhibitions, performances, publications, or any other form of scholarly, creative and/or research work related to the Arts. Additional consideration will be given to works that effectively help advance the College’s contributions to the research mission of the University.


Winner Selection

The College’s administrative team (comprised of the Dean, Associate Dean, and the School’s Directors) will select the winners. Winners will be publicly announced shortly after selection and will be recognized at the College’s annual May commencement ceremony.

Display Requirements

All presentations must be placed in designated display areas of the Douglas O. Blaney Lobby of the Creative Arts Center for one week during April 2019.


  • Each presentation is required to fit into a designated 4’-0” by 4’-0” display space.
  • Presentations must be mounted to the display area using nonpermanent, removable methods.
  • To allow viewers to identify the work, the name of the presenter, faculty mentor, and title of the creative research and/or scholarly work must appear prominently in the display.
  • A printed copy of the abstract included as part of the application for the award must be included in the presentation.
  • The presentation may include diagrams, documentation, charts or illustrations that support the project as well as any results and conclusions.
  • Presentations should be organized in a clear, orderly, and self-explanatory method.
  • Audio/Visual equipment may be used in the presentation; however, it is the participant’s direct responsibility to provide and secure all such equipment for the duration of the display period as well as to remove it at the conclusion of the display period.
  • Wireless Internet access is available.
  • Power supply is limited and will be available on a first come/first serve basis.
  • Presenters are responsible for:
    • A ll actual display materials which comprise the presentation.
    • Materials for securing the posters to the 4’-0” x 4’-0” display area.
    • Printing of any handouts that accompany the display.
    • Laptop and power cords, if applicable.
    • Any audio/visual equipment needed for the display, if applicable. 

Display Set-up and Removal 

  • All presentations must be placed in designated 4’-0” by 4’-0” display area of the Douglas O. Blaney Lobby of the Creative Arts Center.
  • Selection of the 4’-0” by 4’-0” display areas will be awarded to participants on a first come/first serve basis.
  • Display set-up begins Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
  • All displays must be completed and ready for public viewing by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
  • All displays must remain in place for public viewing until Monday, April 8, 2019.
  • Displays must be removed by 4:45 PM on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
  • The College of Creative Arts is not responsible for the security or maintenance of any work or other materials used in the display.
  • Works not removed by Friday, April 12 will be recycled or returned to the presenter’s school at the discretion of the College.


Special Notes

Both the content of the research/creative activity and the quality of the actual displayed materials are factors in the decision process. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to carefully proof all submitted and displayed work!  Also remember that a successful presentation depends on how information is conveyed to the audience.


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