The National Endowment for the Arts’ five-year research agenda aims to build public knowledge about the arts’ contributions to individuals and society. Through NEA Research Labs, we extend this agenda and its impact by cultivating a series of transdisciplinary research partnerships, grounded in the social and behavioral sciences, to produce and report empirical insights about the arts for the benefit of arts and also for non-arts sectors such as healthcare, education, and business or management. Institutions of higher education and/or nonprofit research and policy organizations may submit applications to be NEA Research Labs.
NEA Research Labs will define their own related agendas; conduct project activities to implement that agenda; and prepare reports and other products or services that will contribute substantively to a wider understanding of one of three areas of special interest to the Arts Endowment:
Visit https://www.arts.gov/grants/research-awards/nea-research-labs/program-description for more information.