Awards are available to College of Arts & Media (CAM) students to conduct original student-led, creative and scholarly work spanning more than one academic department.
The Dean’s Future of Creativity Award Student Awards:
1.) Encourages team-based research and new ideas between students across all of the College of Arts & Media
2.) Supports research and creative work that feeds into Colorado’s creative economy and creative industries nationally
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New in 2021: Projects of the final winning teams will be voted on by the CAM student body to receive a single "CAM Choice" award. This award, in the amount of $500, will be given to a CU Denver student organization of the winners' choosing.
Award funds may not be used for the following:
Please note, the award is a taxable amount.
This award is open to all full-time CU Denver College of Arts & Media students working collaboratively across more than one discipline. Student teams must include a minimum of three students from at least two different departments. Teams may include students inside and outside CAM, with preference given to all-CAM teams. All students team members must be enrolled at CU Denver.
Full application instructions are found on the application link. All applications must include:
1.) Names, major and contact information of all team members (three minimum), with a single student identified as primary contact to accept the award
2.) A single page description of your project, describing your project and addressing the four scoring criteria below:
3.) Budget breakdown—itemize what you’ll spend the award on. How much does your proposed project cost?
4.) A letter of project support from an active CAM faculty member endorsing you, your project, and your ability to follow through and complete the work.
NOTE: All participants must play an active and significant role in the completion of the project. Projects containing participants and disciplines that do no demonstrate a meaningful contribution will be scored lower.
An evaluation panel will include: CAM students, faculty, and leaders in the creative industries. The Dean of the College of Arts & Media has final decision.
We are proud to announce the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) will be our CAM Dean’s Future of Creativity institutional partner. Students receiving Future of Creativity Awards will be required to submit their work to CU Denver’s Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS).
Visit the URCA website for more information and resources.