View a list of recipients and learn more on the Provost's Imagine Fund website.
CLA faculty, learn more about applying for the Annual Faculty Research Grant on CLA's intranet.
The Imagine Fund provides competitive financial support for research and scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design and was established through a generous gift from the McKnight Foundation. The Imagine Fund includes three awards: Annual Faculty Research Grants, Special Events Grants, and the Arts, Humanities, and Design Chair Award.
The Annual Faculty Research Grants are awarded and administered directly through participating arts, humanities and design colleges and campuses. The Special Events grants are centrally awarded through the Institute for Advanced Study, and the Arts, Humanities and Design Chair Award is awarded by the Provost Office.
The Imagine Fund at Work
This Star Tribune article celebrates Prof. Hennefeld's project and bringing feminist silent film stars to light. An Imagine Fund grant made possible a screening of these films at Trylon Cinema.
2023 Grant Awardees
The Great Reversal: How Nations in the Muslim World Went from Tolerating to Repressing Same-Sex Practices, 1750-2023
The Translation of a Book and the Making of Another
Art, Diplomacy and Food Culture between Europe and the Muslim Mediterranean in Early Modernity
Completion of my Denim Shorts trilogy of short feminist Westerns
Beyond Testimony: Early Modern Wartime and the Aesthetics of Violence
Electroacoustic Improv Trio Album
Religion, Spirituality, and Meaning in the Contemporary United States
A Tiger’s Leap into the Past: The Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War in the Work of Francesc Torres
Testing, Developing and Building the "Dirt Box" for Battleground
Lights! Camera! Digital Revolution: East African Cinema in the 21st Century
Recovering and Reclaiming the Voice of an Early Modern Woman Philosopher: Catharine Trotter Cockburn
Kantian Justice as Civic Respect
Hakoah Vienna: A Jewish Sports Club’s Story of War, Holocaust, and Defiance
Mestizaje and Cultural Appropriation in Michoacan
Documenting Endangered Indigenous Technology: The Case of Pottery Making in Wollega, Ethiopia