DON AND KAY CASH GRADUATE RESEARCH GRANTS
IN VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
The CVPA has a significant but finite sum of funding to support and stimulate graduate student research, made available through the generosity of Don and Kay Cash. As support for research, activities that are to be funded will relate to final projects required for the applicant's degree program since these constitute original creative/ research. We envision applications from all graduate degree programs for such support as:
- Student travel to professional meetings at which they present their own research results.
- Expenses involved with shipping MFA art/design projects to peer-reviewed exhibitions.
- Participant travel to peer-reviewed exhibitions if attendance at the event's opening is required.
- Student travel (DMA students, for example) to professional performance venues essential to establishing creative/research reputations.
- Student travel to competitive creative/research performance venues.
- Student travel to archives, etc., to consult resources essential to final projects.
- Student travel to consult persons whose expertise is important to final projects (e.g. interviewing).
BERTIE KETNER SCHOLARSHIPS
Established in honor of former FADP student Bertie Ketner, these scholarships assist students in the Fine Arts Doctoral Program who have advanced to Candidacy and whose dissertations are interdisciplinary in nature, that is, they combine at least two of three Visual & Performing arts areas or one arts discipline with another such as history or English. No recipient of a Bertie Ketner scholarship may apply for a second of these one-time, dissertation-year awards.
A single Bertie Ketner Scholarship may be awarded annually to a project meeting the highest qualitative standards. These include holistic assessment of...
- the likelihood of making unusually significant contributions to knowledge
- the degree of synthetic interdisciplinarity or transdisciplinarity
- amount & quality of coursework that supports extra-disciplinary aspects
- related awards, honors, professional presentations
- the degree of support stated in letters of recommendation
- cumulative GPA
- progress to date