UFVF Faculty Research and Production Award

The University Film and Video Foundation (UFVF) Faculty Research and Production Award enriches and supports the work of  UFVA member scholars, media-makers and scriptwriters by providing financial support for continued scholarly and/or artistic achievement. UFVF will provide a limited number of awards of up to $5000. Proposals in the following areas are supported:

  • Scholarly research or materials for peer review publication submission and/or public presentation
  • Scripts/screenplays (research or materials for feature, documentary, short, pilot, episodic)
  • Creative research and scholarship (pre-production research, look books, sizzle reels, trailers)
  • Media arts productions (work of all media genres or forms for peer review and/or distribution/exhibition, including emergent and immersive modes)
  • Post-production and marketing/distribution


  • Applicants must be a current individual, special or lifetime UFVA member in good standing at the time of application
  • Those who teach at any rank are eligible (as well as those not currently employed to teach)
  • Applicants must be an originating artist on the application (director, producer, writer, scholar or creator)
  • Applicants may submit no more than one application per fiscal year
  • Applicants may not serve on the award selection committee, nor be a trustee of the foundation while applying
  • Applicants must have made at least one recognized contribution to their discipline through a public presentation and/or professional, competitive peer review of their work (media festival, awards, recognized journal)
  • Applicants must demonstrate a consistent high-aesthetic level of artistic ability in past work, or provide evidence of continued commitment to serious and exceptional aesthetic/scholarly investigation in their chosen medium or field
  • Applicants must submit all requested application materials before the stated deadline
  • Students are are not eligible to apply for this award.


April 3, 2024