Projects + Pilots
CREATIVE CAMPUS INNOVATION GRANT PROGRAM
The Curb Center at Vanderbilt is pleased to offer its signature Creative Campus Innovation Grant Program, which provides Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to produce original ideas and harness their creativity as a force for positive social change.
More specifically, our innovation grants fund pilots and projects that—
- support course and curricular innovations, especially those that integrate media, design, creative problem solving and expression with rigorous disciplinary training;
- encourage people to challenge assumptions through serendipitous, out-of-the-ordinary encounters and experiences;
- provoke conversations that bring together unexpected parties and inspire novel approaches to engaging ideas, debates, and problems;
- illuminate extraordinary and everyday creative lives, highlighting the common creative process that threads through artistic, scientific, engineering, entrepreneurial, and design work;
- foster creative problem solving and the capacity of faculty, staff, and students to imagine ideas and lead others in making innovations a reality; and
- create a community of catalysts—faculty, staff, students, and Nashville community members who thrive on making the non-routine happen in their classrooms, research, and work.
We are now accepting Creative Campus Innovation Grant Proposals.
Submission deadline is May 31, 2013. Please see the call below…
CREATIVE CAMPUS INNOVATION GRANTEES
The following pilots were chosen during 2011-2012 and the 2012-2013 from proposals received from faculty, staff, and students, representing nearly all of the colleges and schools at Vanderbilt.
Using art to explore, initiate and facilitate communication between prisoners and Vandy faculty and students, culminating in a Spring 2013 art exhibition.
Building first-year studentsʼ resilience and capacity to reflect in the face of chance events and failures.
A campus-wide exhibition of compelling research images led by Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering members
What if students were encouraged to understand illness as narrative?