NEA Research Labs

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NEA Research Labs




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:

  • The Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
  • The Arts, Creativity, Cognition, and Learning
  • The Arts, Health, and Social/Emotional Well-Being

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  • Registration:
    • No later than March 8, 2021
    • No later than March 19,2021
  • Part 1:
    • Submit to March 29, 2021
  • Part 2:
    • Submit to Applicant Portal: April 1 – 8, 2021