Frankenstein Bicentennial Small Grants Program

The Frankenstein Bicentennial Project is providing small grants to spur Frankenstein-related activities across all aspects of Arizona State University. Any member of the ASU community is eligible to submit a proposal, which may be for any amount up to $5,000 (inclusive of ERE and fees, see below). Grants must be for projects completed or implemented prior to the end of the bicentennial year of 2018, ideally between January 2018-October 2018. Proposals should take advantage of the transdisciplinary and transmedia nature of the Frankenstein phenomenon. Projects should be for a public audience and promote a deeper reflection on the work of Frankenstein and its enduring relevance, with a particular focus on one or more of these “animating questions” at the heart of the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project:

We are pleased to announce the award recipients of the Frankenstein Bicentennial Small Grants Program!

Ben Hurlbut and Gaymon Bennett, “What Makes a Monster? An Exploratory Dialog Among the Makers” Jeffery Meyer, “Frankenstein2: an Evening of Musical Perspectives on Frankenstein” Micah Lande, “A Really Modern Day Prometheus: Collaborative 3D Printed Bust of the Creature”  Karla Moeller, “Building Frankenstein: A Physiology Game” Pamela Winfrey, Carlo Maley, and Athena Aktipis, “This Beautiful Monster: Cancer Across Life” All 5 awards are being asked to participate in a coordinated event tentatively scheduled for Fall 2018, so stay tuned to this website for updates!

Proposal Contents

Summary of the work to be done (no more than 1000 words) Bibliography (if necessary) Budget, with justification Current NSF-style (2 pp max) CV for each applicant

For all Projects


The grant will be awarded only once, in early Fall 2017

Requirements for Awardees


Any ASU faculty, students or staff are eligible.

Proposal Submission Form

Download FBP small grants application cover page (.docx)

Criteria for Evaluation of Proposals

The principal criteria will be creativity, educational and/or community impact, and relevance to the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project

What can the funds be used for?

There are restriction on how the funds can be used. For example, funds may not be used for publication fees, conference travel, or alcohol.


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