CWPS Funding Resources

Student Funding

CWPS is accepting funding requests from undergraduate and graduate students at U-M for projects such as events, conferences, collaborations, research, and scholar/artist residencies. All requests are considered if they support world performance and expressive art projects that broaden the thematic focus of emerging World Performance Studies. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and may be awarded up to $500.

Complete applications include:  

1) CWPS Funding Request Form

2) An explanatory statement no longer than 1,000 words

3) A budget detailing anticipated costs with all sources of support listed (pending and confirmed)

Deadline: Rolling

Please submit all materials to Dani Koel at in one PDF document.

Faculty Funding

CWPS will not be accepting faculty funding requests for events occurring during the 2015-2016 academic year. However, CWPS will be accepting applications beginning in January for Faculty Summer Funding Projects.

Faculty Summer Funding provides monetary support to U-M faculty who are involved with research or performance-based projects by traveling to various sites, domestically and internationally. We encourage inventive ideas, especially those that involve thematic support for World Performance Studies. Awards are given up to $2,000 and must be used between May and August of 2016. Preference will be given to faculty CWPS has not previously supported.

Application Deadline: Please return in January 2016 for the summer 2016 funding application. 

Beyond CWPS

The University of Michigan campus provides a rich offering of performance events, lectures, demonstrations and art exhibits.  This section contains a listing of departments and schools, with a link to their event pages.  To view the listing, click on the link below.

CWPS Funding Archive

Visit the 2014-2015 CWPS Funding Archive for past funding projects.

Visit the 2013-2014 CWPS Funding Archive for past funding projects.