The Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier
The STUDIO administers the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier (FRFAF): an endowment to encourage the creation of innovative artworks by the faculty, students and staff of Carnegie Mellon University. With this fund, the STUDIO seeks to develop a cache of groundbreaking projects created at CMU — works that can be described as “thinking at the edges” of the intersection of disciplines. The Frank-Ratchye Fund supports at least three projects per year, which are selected by a committee twice annually. Any faculty, student or staffperson actively affiliated with Carnegie Mellon is eligible to apply, regardless of their home department.
The application period for Spring 2016 FRFAF Regular Grants (>$500) & Microgrants (<$500) is now closed. The next funding season will begin at the start of the 2016 Fall semester.
The deadline for Fall 2016 Regular Grants will be Thursday, October 1st, 2016. Applicants for regular Grants are encouraged to contact the Associate Director of the STUDIO, Tom Hughes, in advance of this deadline to discuss your application. At the start of the 2016 Fall semester, Microgrant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis while funds remain.
If you are actively affiliated with Carnegie Mellon and are interested in applying for a FRFAF Grant, please be sure to review the following resources:
- The FRFAF Online APPLICATION FORM
- Criteria, Eligibility, and Funding Policies
- Grant Application Process
- FRFAF Proposal Guidelines
- FRFAF Sample Budgets
- The FRFAF FAQ
You may also be interested in information about:
- FRFAF Microgrants (up to $500)
- Our Benefactors, Sarah Ratchye (A’83) and Ed Frank (CS’85)
- Previously Awarded FRFAF Grants, (2013-)
Questions about FRFAF grants or the application process may be directed to:
studio-info [at] andrew [dot] cmu [dot] edu or 412-268-3451.