Faculty grants available for UMFA, Marriott Library research


The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and the J. Willard Marriott Library are pleased to announce the Collections Engagement Grants for 2021. The Collections Engagement Grants provide university faculty at any level of their career with funding for innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship and creative projects using primary source materials from the UMFA and the Marriott Library’s Special Collections, following the theme of “Landscape, Land Art, and the American West.” These grants are enabled through funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supporting the UMFA and the Marriott Library.

  • Proposals may request a maximum of $5,000 for projects conducted between Jan. 11-May 5, 2021.
  • Proposals must expand upon, enlarge and/or innovatively interpret the theme of “Landscape, Land Art, and the American West.”
  • Strongest consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate a commitment to equity, access and inclusion through the diverse composition of teams and selection of projects that address themes of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 23, 2020. Details can be found here or email jessica.breiman@utah.edu or alana.wolf@utah.edu for more information.