Production Grants

Award Cycle: Annual
Limit on Proposals per PI: An individual may participate as PI on one Production Grant per cycle.
Next Due Date: July 12, 2024
Award Period: July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025
Applications:  Accepted through Arizona Cultivate (link will update once competition launches)


Recognizing that scholarly activity at the University of Arizona spans multiple fields and mediums, RII offers dedicated seed grants to aid in the production of original works and scholarship. This funding may be used for costs associated with producing a product, performance, or installation, e.g., time in a recording studio, film and videography expenses, installation expenses, travel, and other expenses related to the production of innovative scholarship.


If the proposed activities engage the public or UArizona community, the production, performance, or exhibition must be accessible.

  • Track 1: Single Investigator Award: Investigators may request up to $15,000
  • Track 2: Team Award: Teams may request up to $20,000


Proposal preparation, submission, and processing information is available in the RII Proposal Preparation Guide (PPG) v.9, which is downloadable in the Arizona Cultivate competition. The PPG includes requirements for the project narrative and supplemental documents; it is strongly encouraged that interested applicants read the PPG in full as proposals that do not match the PPG will be returned without review.


Please note there is a new budget approval process that utilizes an applicant driven routing step after submission. Applicants will input the email address of their business officer or award/research administrator when prompted at the end of the application prior to submission. The email address should be for the person who has authority to create, review, and approve the budget. The system will send a link for approval via the email listed to the business officer or award/research administrator where they may confirm they reviewed and approved the submitted budget. This approval step is required before an application is accepted for compliance checks and formal review. The deadline for business officer or award/research administrator is April 4, 2024 at 5:00 pm MST, so it is recommended to communicate with this individual about your budget and this process in advance.


Solicitation Specific Guidance

  • Supplemental Document: As this is a production grant you may provide a short (3 PDF page) supplemental document or link to a short (less than 3 minutes) video. The supplemental document may include visual representations, photographs, or other materials not applicable for the text portion of the proposal.
  • For Track 2 Only: Please include a table of collaborators (if different from the Co-Is) that contains their name, email address, UA NetID (if applicable) ORCiD ID (if applicable), appointment, department, college, and subject area.






Last updated: September 14, 2023

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