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Who can apply?
STEAMplant is open to Pratt faculty and staff, Pratt students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as guest professionals from outside of the Pratt community.

How much funding can we apply for?
STEAMplant funds Residency Program, STEP, and Faculty & Staff Project grants between $1,500 and $7,500, and Student Scholarship projects up to $5,000, depending on the project’s scope, team composition, size, and budget. You will submit a budget with your application.

When does the project season start, and end?
STEAMplant projects for this open call will take place from July 1st, 2023 – June 1st, 2024. Many teams choose to carry out their projects during the academic year (23/24). Exact project length and start date varies according to each project.

What can funding be used for?
STEAMplant funding can be used for any project-related costs including materials, software, stipends, honoraria, travel, lodging, and printing.

What happens after I submit my application?
An application to STEAMplant does not guarantee funding; all applications, partial or full, will go through a review process by a selection committee and STEAMplant management. Partial team applications which fail to secure (by STEAMplant management) collaborators will be informed, and will not move forward in the application review process. Applicants will be contacted after submission if there is missing application information.

Do I submit a budget with my application?
All applicants will be required to submit a budget. A budget template can be found in the Google Form application. Please be as detailed as possible. STEAMplant management may be in touch to request further details about your proposed budget as your application is reviewed.

I’m a prospective Student Scholar without a team – how do I apply?
You may submit an application under our Student Scholar or STEP Grant program, including suggestions about specific faculty/staff you’d like to work with, or general areas of expertise your project would require. Based on your application, STEAMplant management will reach out on your behalf to find potential collaborators for your project. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to secure a full team for you based on your application, we will do our absolute best.

I’m a faculty/staff member at Pratt – how do I apply?
You may submit a partial or full team application, under our STEP Grant or Faculty & Staff Project Grant program, depending on your project’s scope and aims. If submitting a partial application, STEAMplant staff will work with you to reach out to other potential collaborators within the Institute. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to secure a full team for you based on your application, we will do our absolute best.

I’m a prospective resident – how do I apply?
You may submit a partial or full team application, under our Residency program. If submitting a partial application, STEAMplant staff will work with you to reach out to other potential collaborators. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to secure a full team for you based on your application, we will do our absolute best. STEAMplant projects are open to international professionals. STEAMplant does not provide assistance in acquiring housing, studio space, or employment. 

I have a partial team – how do I apply?
You may apply as a partial team and STEAMplant management will attempt to connect you with potential collaborators within the Pratt community. You may also request that STEAMplant contact faculty/staff on your behalf prior to applying in order to secure a full team before submitting your application. You can view previous projects to see the faculty/staff who frequently join STEAMplant teams, although all Pratt faculty/staff are eligible to participate in our projects. You may also let us know if there is someone specific you’d like to work with. Check out all Pratt faculty/staff here.

I have a full team – how do I apply?
You may submit an application in full. 


Questions about applying? Email STEAMplant’s Coordinator Julia Hoel at jhoel@pratt.edu.