The Call for Creativity

The Year of Creativity is now accepting applications for project funding.

“I’m hoping to be surprised, awed and thrilled and to learn about marvelous people and ideas and programs at Pitt,” said Deane Root, professor of music and director of the Center for American Music at the Kenneth P. Dietrich College of Arts and Sciences and lead for the Year of Creativity’s funding working group.

As in previous years, the Office of the Provost will award matching funds of up to $5,000 to support project proposals and programs related to creativity. Use the online portal to submit your proposal; narrative proposals are required, but you can also get creative with videos, art and anything that complements your idea.

For more information, view the proposal funding FAQs.

Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music at Pitt–Bradford and a member of the funding working group, noted that one of the most compelling aspects of the Year of Creativity has been the call to think across boundaries and to make connections with other disciplines and departments and those beyond Pitt's campus. "These connections are such an important part of addressing our big societal challenges and building communities of all sizes.”

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