The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts supports the scholarly inquiry, applied research and creative activity of more than 400 faculty and 4,373 students. This research activity spans more than 100 academic programs and allied research centers in five academic schools: art; arts, media and engineering; film, dance and theatre; design; and music. The ASU Art Museum, Herberger Institute Community Programs and other initiatives in arts community outreach, real estate development and urban design round out the research and creative activities of the Herberger Institute.
Herberger Institute faculty are a force for discovery in and through the arts, inspiring students to become thought leaders who will shape the future by considering the impact of their artistic work on the public good. Their artistic research strives to improve the human condition through the appropriate application of knowledge and creative talents.
Working closely with the Office for Knowledge Enterprise Development and with the Institute for Humanities Research, the Herberger Institute supports this activity through grant programs administered by the Herberger Research Council. Seed grants are available to help faculty develop the initial phase of a project that has the potential to secure substantial support from external agencies. Project grants are available to support artistic projects of high merit for which external funding mechanisms may not exist.