IML Grant Programs are available to all full-time, matriculated Eastman students. Some programs are also available to recent alumni.

The IML Grant and Mentorship Program provides students with opportunities to receive funding and mentorship to encourage new thinking and the development of innovative ideas in music. Successful recipients demonstrate creativity, innovation, uniqueness, passion, added value to the music field and their own communities, and the potential for sustainable initiatives and projects.

The application deadlines are October 1, 2017 for projects to be completed no later than September 1, 2018, and March 1, 2018 for projects to be completed no later than the May 1, 2019. This program is open to all full-time and matriculated Eastman and University of Rochester students.



The Eastman/ArtistShare Partnership is designed to recognize and
support the career and artistic development of exceptional Eastman students and recent alumni through two initiatives:

  • The Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist Program
  • The Eastman/ArtistShare Launchpad Featured Project Program

The deadline for both programs is March 1, 2018.

ArtistShare, founded in 2001 as the Internet’s first fan-funding platform, connects artists with fans in order to share the excitement and beauty of the creative process, document the work of today’s most exciting creators, and allow fans to participate directly by funding and observing the creation of new artistic works.



The Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research Grant provides funding for research and projects related to innovative ensembles. Anyone based in North America may apply for these grants, though a number of Paul R. Judy Grants will be reserved for and awarded to Eastman School of Music students and alumni. These awards are available in both research and innovative projects categories. The deadlines for application is October 1 (all applicants) and March 1 (Eastman students, alumni, and faculty applicants only).



Summary of Grant Programs