Student Grants

Student Grants

Undergraduate and graduate majors in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts have the opportunity to apply for funding support from grant programs available through the Hixson-Lied Endowment. All applications are submitted through nugrant.unl.edu.

The following are examples of how Hixson-Lied Student Grants have been used in the past:

  • Participation in chamber music festivals in US and abroad
  • Recording projects
  • Materials for art thesis projects
  • Travel to compete at music festivals
  • Travel and shipping to exhibit art at conferences and galleries
  • Travel to present papers at academic conferences
  • Support for unique performances or exhibitions
  • Support for development of short film projects
  • Support for travel and other costs associated with conducting research
  • Travel for participation in art or theater workshops

Watch a video tutorial for applying for Hixson-Lied Student Grants

The UNL Office of Research offers information and resources related to grant writing on their website: http://research.unl.edu/proposaldevelopment/home/

Grant Details

Student Study (Domestic or International) Grant

Partial support on a competitive basis for students who are selected to study either in the U.S. or abroad. This includes education abroad opportunities led by faculty in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. Funding is intended to help defray costs such as travel and lodging that are associated with such study.

Study Started In Application Due
Spring or Summer Term 2017 Sep. 30, 2016, 5:00p.m.
Summer or Fall Term 2017 March 3, 2016, 5:00p.m.

Undergraduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant

Support for research, exploration, and development of an idea or set of ideas in which an undergraduate student is thoroughly engaged and actively pursuing. Provides partial support for students who wish to produce work otherwise difficult to accomplish due to cost. The program is intended to encourage students to think of their chosen field of study as a discipline, rather than a series of courses, better preparing them for life in that discipline.

Funding Periods Application Due
11/15/16–12/31/17 Sep. 30, 2016, 5:00p.m.
5/1/17–4/30/18 March 3, 2016, 5:00p.m.

Student Presentation of Scholarly/Creative Activity Grant

Partial funding support for students who are selected to compete, perform, make presentations or present exhibitions in regional, national or international venues and programs.


Presentation Given In Application Due
Spring or Summer Term 2017 Sep. 30, 2016, 5:00p.m.
Summer or Fall Term 2017 March 3, 2016, 5:00p.m.

Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant

These grants provide partial support for graduate students who wish to produce work otherwise difficult to accomplish due to cost.

Includes budget


Funding Periods Application Due
11/15/16–12/31/17 Sep. 30, 2016, 5:00p.m.
5/1/17–4/30/18 March 3, 2016, 5:00p.m.

Hixson-Lied Graduate Fellows

Special stipends ranging from $3,500-$4,500 that are added to already existing graduate assistantship funding provided by the University. Funding for up to 32 fellowships over eight years has been allocated by the Hixson-Lied Advisory Board. See the current Graduate Fellows.




If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Marks, Associate Dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts at cmarks2@unl.edu.