The Enrichment Fund exists to encourage creative risk-taking within the Master of Arts in Arts Administration & Policy (MAAAP) program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The goal of the Enrichment Fund Grant (EFG) is to invest in a diversity of projects that further research development and the advancement of students in the professional world.

For Fall 2022, the average EFG award ranges from $100-$500.

To apply, please complete the application and submit to with the subject line “Spring 2023 EFG_Last Name.”

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 17, 2023, at 11:59 pm.


  • Relevance of project to applicant’s thesis, coursework, or MAAAP Department/SAIC students’ interests
  • Feasibility of project scope, timeline, and budget
  • Project connects to the MAAAP department interests


  • Individuals and groups enrolled in the MAAAP Program can apply for the grant
  • Must be registered for at least 6 credits at point of application
  • Previous grant recipients are not eligible
  • Projects that were completed 6 months prior to the deadline are eligible
  • Grant money can be used for projects that will start and end within one year of the application deadline


  • Grantee must complete the project within twelve months of receiving funds
  • Grantee must deliver a report of their project to the board within twelve months of receiving funds
  • The Enrichment Fund requires two reports on all of its grants: a narrative report and a financial report.
    • This includes project results and actual expenses covered by the grant.
  • Specific guidelines for the report will be provided to every grantee.

Download EF Reporting & Recognition Guidelines, and send it to


Electronic media available via Flaxman Library:

Electronic media available via Chicago Public Library:

  • Getting Funded: The Art of Writing Successful Proposals by George High
  • The Art of Funding and Implementing Ideas: A Guide to Proposal Development and Project Management by Arnold Shore