Awards for Faculty/Student Mentored Research
The deadline for application for the 2020 awards is 4:30pm MONDAY, MARCH 2nd,
- To be considered, the application must be completed in full. This includes the
abstract title which should be 3-14 words long and use language that
can be comprehended by the general public, and the
abstract (160-250 words) describing the creative, research and/or scholarly
- 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 MONDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2020.
- 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 be considered for the award, a creative, research and/or scholarly work must
be related to the arts and have been completed between March 2, 2019 and
March 1, 2020.
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
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.
* Because of federal financial aid guidelines, students may not be able to receive all or part of an award if they are capped in the amount of funds eligible to be received in any academic year. Students will be notified if they fall into this category.
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 necessarily 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.
The College’s administrative team (comprised of the Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant 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.
All presentations must be placed in designated display areas of the Douglas O. Blaney Lobby of the Creative Arts Center from the evening of March 24 through April 2, 2020.
- The maximum poster size is 46''x 36'' portrait or 36''x46'' landscape.
- Visual art presentations cannot exceed Height 36" Width 36" Depth 10" maximum for 2-D, and cannot include live organic material, candles, open flames, chemicals, radioactive waste, liquid oils/lubricants, batteries (dry-cell batteries under 12 volts ARE allowed), lab specimens or live animals.
Sculptures cannot exceed: Height 5’ Width 36" Depth 36" floor space when installed.
- Presentations must be mounted to the display area using nonpermanent, removable
- 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
- Wireless Internet access is available.
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 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 display area of the Douglas O. Blaney
Lobby of the Creative Arts Center.
- Selection of the display areas will be awarded to participants on a first
come/first serve basis.
- Display set up begins the morning of Tuesday, March 24, 2020. All displays must be completed and ready for public viewing by 5pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
- All displays must remain in place for public viewing until 4:45pm Thursday, April
- Displays must be removed by 4:45pm on Friday, April 3, 2020.
- 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 4:45pm on Friday, April 3 will be recycled or returned
to the presenter’s school at the discretion of the College.
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.