Submit a Proposal

We will continue to accept and review submissions on a rolling basis for projects up to $1,000. Proposal deadlines for projects over $1,000 are November 18, 2022 (fall) and March 1, 2023 (spring).

If you are not a graduate student or faculty/staff member of UMBC, please contact David Demarest at to begin the process of finding a UMBC partner, who will assist with your project and submit the proposal. While you require a UMBC partner to apply for funds, we welcome the initiative of off-campus entities (e.g. BCPSS Title I K-8 schools themselves, local arts organizations that serve these populations) to generate plans and ideas.


  • Full-time UMBC faculty, with approval of proposal from Department Chair
  • Full-time UMBC staff, with approval of proposal from Department Chair
  • Full-time graduate students (for projects up to $1,000 only), with approval of proposal from the Graduate Program Director and Department Chair

NOTE: All proposals must abide by workload policies associated with the applicant’s position.

For Projects Over $1,000
  • Fall Deadline: November 18, 2022
  • Spring Deadline: March 1, 2023
  • Decision and Notification: Within 3-4 weeks after submission
For Projects Up to $1,000
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Decision and Notification: Within two weeks of confirmation of receipt of application

Submit a Proposal (via Google Form)

 Two categories of proposals based on the amount of funds requested:

Please reach out to David Demarest at if you have any questions. We want to help you succeed!

Teamwork during the Lakeland Elementary/Middle School project at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at UMBC, 2019