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 2017 Regular Grants (>$500) is now closed. Application deadlines for the 2017/2018 academic year will be posted at the start of the Fall 2017 semester. Applicants for regular Grants are encouraged to contact the Associate Director of the STUDIO, Tom Hughes, in advance of the deadline to discuss your application.
The application period for Spring 2017 Microgrants (<$500) is now closed. Funding will become available again at the start of the Fall 2017 semester.
Microgrant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout each semester, while funds remain. If Microgrant funding has run out for a particular semester, new funding will become available at the start of the subsequent semester.
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.