Creative Activity Research Grants

Photo by 2019-20 CAR Grant recipient Meghan Kirkwood, part of her research on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Sam Fox School's Creative Activity Research Grants enable faculty to pursue innovative new projects or to advance ongoing creative activity and research. All Sam Fox School tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as full-time senior lecturers are eligible to apply. Grants typically cover a one-year period, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $8,000.

The current call for applications is closed; award decisions will be announced in April 2021.

If you have questions or need support with proposal writing, please contact Nicole Allen, nallen@wustl.edu, or Julie Owens, jcowens@wustl.edu.

2020-21 Grant Recipients

Jonathan Hanahan, assistant professor, to support the physical production, software, and digital development of Edgelands, a research-based work that uses machine learning to explore the increasing tension between the natural world and the infiltration of electronic waste.

Igor Marjanović, JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor, to support the acquisition of high-resolution image files that will be further researched, organized, and included in RED WORLD: Globalism and Cold War Architectural Education, as well as to cover the cost of permission fees for this material to be published in the book.

Eric Mumford, Rebecca and John Voyles Professor of Architecture, and Shantel Blakely, assistant professor, to support a research project to produce a small-format monograph on the St. Louis architect Charles E. Fleming, the first African-American graduate of the Washington University School of Architecture.

Tim Portlock, professor, to support his upcoming exhibition scheduled for Locks Gallery in April 2021. The exhibition will present imagery of construction sites and demolished buildings that allude to broader social changes that have occurred in most major American cities since 2008.

Denise Ward-Brown, professor, to support the cost to travel to New York City to film the transfer of embodied dance archive and the choreography training sessions from Dr. Glory Van Scott to Heather Beal for the role of the Queen and the staging of all four acts in Rites de Passage.

2019-20 Grant Recipients

Petra Kempf, assistant professor
Derek Hoeferlin, associate professor
Meghan Kirkwood, assistant professor
Constance Vale, assistant professor
Kelley Van Dyck Murphy, assistant professor

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2018-19 Grant Recipients

Patty Heyda, associate professor
Lisa Bulawsky, professor
Tom Reed, senior lecturer
Mary Ruppert-Stroescu, associate professor
Tim Portlock, associate professor
Penina Acayo Laker, assistant professor

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2017-18 Grant Recipients

Chandler Ahrens, assistant professor
Chrissi Cowhey, assistant professor
Douglas B. Dowd, professor
Pablo Moyano, senior lecturer
Linda C. Samuels, associate professor

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2016-17 Grant Recipients

Ken Botnick, professor
Jennifer Colten, senior lecturer
Catalina Freixas, assistant professor
Jonathan Hanahan, assistant professor
Buzz Spector, professor
Stan Strembicki, professor

2015-16 Grant Recipients

Rod Barnett, professor of landscape architecture, and Jacqueline Margetts, senior lecturer in landscape architecture
Derek Hoeferlin
, assistant professor of architecture
Stephen Leet
, professor of architecture
Denise Ward-Brown
, associate professor of art

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2014-15 Grant Recipients

Chandler Ahrens, assistant professor, architecture
Lisa Bulawsky, associate professor, printmaking
Jennifer Colten, senior lecturer, photography
Patty Heyda, assistant professor, architecture and urban design
Igor Marjanovic, associate professor, architecture

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2013-14 Grant Recipients

Catalina Freixas, assistant professor, architecture, and Pablo Moyano, senior lecturer, architecture
Kees Lokman, assistant professor, landscape architecture
Lindsey Stouffer, senior lecturer, architecture and art

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2012-13 Grant Recipients

Ron Fondaw, professor, art
Patty Heyda, assistant professor, urban design and architecture; Natalie Yates, assistant professor, landscape architecture; Christine Yogiaman, assistant professor, architecture
Igor Marjanovic, associate professor, architecture
Eric Mumford, professor, architecture
Monika Weiss, assistant professor, art

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2011-12 Grant Recipients

Lauren Adams, assistant professor, art
Joan Hall, Kenneth E. Hudson Professor of Art
Robert McCarter, Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture
Christine Yogiaman, assistant professor, architecture

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2010-11 Grant Recipients

Ken Botnick, professor, art
DB Dowd, professor, art
Derek Hoeferlin, senior lecturer, architecture
Jenny Lovell, assistant professor, architecture
Arny Nadler, associate professor, art

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2009-10 Grant Recipient

Denise Ward-Brown, associate professor, art
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2008-09 Grant Recipients

Lisa Bulawsky, associate professor, art
Michael Byron, professor, art
Jenny Lovell, assistant professor, architecture
Jen Maigret, assistant professor, architecture
Heather Woofter, assistant professor, architecture
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2007-08 Grant Recipients

DB Dowd, professor, art
Zeuler Lima, assistant professor, architecture
Igor Marjanovic, assistant professor, architecture
Arny Nadler, assistant professor, art
Franklin Oros, associate professor, art
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