Student Research Fund 2021 Cohort

In recognition and support of the important contributions made by students to our research community, the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research (TCR) began funding student-led inquiry in 2014. Since that time, TCR has provided over $35,000 in grants to graduate students across 8 Tisch departments, working on projects as diverse as “Motion Capture for Dance Reconstruction” and “Devising Visual Language in Puppetry.” Funds have been used to host research symposia; attend residencies, conferences, and intensive workshops; and pay for 3D printing materials, costume materials, and external collaborator stipends. Prior to 2020, we were able to support travel to Abu Dhabi, São Paulo, and across the US.

This pandemic year, we were especially grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting the work of our vibrant and diverse Tisch graduate students, who persevered in spite of government and institutional restrictions on travel and gatherings. We were equally grateful for the opportunity to initiate a whole new tier of support for undergraduate students, whose work inspires us to think ever more expansively about inquiry and creative production.

2021 Cohort