Cultural Resources | Engagement | Academics | Technology | Enrichment

- The Andrew W. Mellon CREATE Grants Program -
Leveraging Cultural Resources through Intra-Institutional Collaboration

Welcome to CREATE!

Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Miami Libraries and Lowe Art Museum “UMLLAM” have embarked on a four-year collaborative project designed to encourage faculty and student engagement with the University’s collections while also increasing object-based outreach and educational opportunities for our many constituencies. This multi-faceted undertaking, which grew out of a summit and resulting White Paper (both of which were spearheaded by the University of Miami), features two new faculty fellowships and a new fund to incentivize UM faculty to incorporate the University’s cultural assets into their curricula. Included in this initiative are projects that incorporate the following aspects: Cultural Resources, Engagement, Academics, Technology, and Enrichment (CREATE). Detailed information about these “CREATE” grants, including guidelines for faculty who are interested in applying for support, is available on this website.

Summer 2019 Grant Cycle & Deadlines

Pre-submission Deadline

Monday, June 10, 2019

Application Deadline

Monday, June 24, 2019


Monday, July 22, 2019

Funding Period

Until August 31, 2020

Submit Application
Opens June 10, 2019

Program Description

CREATE grants are designed to enhance learning and engagement at UM by facilitating close collaboration and resource-sharing. Specifically, awards made under this program are intended to promote the integration of objects in the University of Miami’s Libraries and Lowe Art Museum’s permanent collections into object-centered teaching, learning, and scholarship.

Over the course of the next four years, CREATE will distribute a limited number of competitive grants. These awards will be made each fall, spring, and summer between June 2017 and June 2021 and will generally range between $2,000 and $6,000. The CREATE Committee could approve of projects outside this target range, pending on the merit of the proposal.

Award Recipients

Andrew W. Mellon CREATE Grants

View abstracts of past CREATE Grant recipients to see how faculty members at the University of Miami have used the cultural resources – artwork, artifacts, and archival materials – available through the UM Libraries and the Lowe Art Museum in their creative projects related to research, teaching, and scholarship.

Latest News

Two Andrew W. Mellon Fellows Appointed

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our two new Andrew W. Mellon Fellows, whose invaluable work is being supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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