OVCR’s Arts, Architecture and Design, and the Humanities grants foster cutting-edge, externally peer reviewed scholarly and creative work that reimagines the environment, explores human traditions, informs the soul, and brings continued distinction to UIC as a premier public urban research institution.

This program supports single and multi-investigator projects.   Expected research formats and outcomes will vary by discipline and may include, but is not limited to, extramural grant applications, publications (books, journal articles, digital and web-based formats), design development, films, exhibitions, and installations. 

Proposals must be submitted online.  The site will not accept applications past the posted deadline.  PIs should allow sufficient time to download the forms and software needed to combine your documents into one file.  For more info, see “Submission”.   


Please refer any questions to Mr. Tony Halford at ahalford@uic.edu or 312-996-7036.