Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards


The purpose of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards is to build sustainable models for arts and wellness innovation both across the community and UCF campus. Interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence based community impact will be recognized as guides for building sustainability.

The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards are two awards of $25,000 each to UCF faculty or staff member, cross-disciplinary teams.

Award Criteria

All submissions must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Preference will be given to initiatives that are interdisciplinary, community-focused and sustainable.
  • Cross-disciplinary: Applicants must involve the UCF College of Arts and Humanities and at least one other college, unit or center at the University of Central Florida in each submission.
  • All programs, initiatives or projects must contain an evaluation framework, quantitative or qualitative.

Topic Examples

  • Caregiving for loved ones with cognitive disorders
  • Enforcing positivity with youth populations/mental health/bullying
  • Daily wellness and self-care

Nomination Form and Selection Process

The nomination form is available at http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bxvVYXUyLtZtR3v

  • Nominations open August 20, 2018 and are due September 20, 2018.
  • The selection committee comprises a representative from the UCF College of Arts and Humanities, the UCF College of Nursing, and the UCF College of Medicine, as well as up to three at-large members from the arts and wellness community.
  • If a team is selected as the winner, the team leader will receive the award.
  • Award presentations will be made in Spring 2019.