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ARTS+ Medicine Trailblazer Award

The ARTS+Medicine Trailblazer Award is dedicated to developing novel collaborations between artists and researchers or to advance the understanding of the impact of art on health from a clinical and translational science perspective.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 ARTS+Medicine Trailblazer Award in Fall 2019. If you have questions please contact us at or 913-588-6290.

A total of $5,000 each year is available and awards may pay for artist travel, supplies, installation of final art for display, research, photography, use of specialized instruments (i.e., SEMs), faculty release time, a graduate student assistant, artist stipends or other appropriately justified expenses.

There are no page requirements, but succinct proposals are encouraged. Generally two to four pages in length is adequate. Research proposals should include the following sections: background, significance, specific aims, innovation/benefit and approach.

Indirect/Facilities and Administration costs are disallowed for all Frontiers Trailblazer Awards. If applicable, projects that are IRB approved are encouraged; projects ready to submit to IRB for approval are allowed. IRB documentation is required. Proposals for a Frontiers ARTS+Medicine Trailblazer Award will be reviewed by the Frontiers leadership and arts professionals (i.e., KU School of Arts faculty and community art specialists) for funding decisions.

All funds awarded for 2019-2020 must be spent by June 30, 2020.

Last modified: Jun 03, 2019