May 22, 2019
Photo by Rafael Tongol

The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards are open for submission from Monday, May 20-Thursday, October 10, 2019. Two winners will be selected and receive $25,000 each.
The purpose of the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards is to build sustainable models for arts and wellness innovation across the community and UCF campus. Interdisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based community impact will be recognized as guides for building sustainability.

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
  • Read about the 2018 recipients.

Nomination Form and Selection Process

More information about the award, including the nomination form, is available at

  • Nominations open May 20 and are due October 10, 2019.
  • 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 2020.

For questions, please contact Kara Robertson, Director for Advancement for UCF College of Arts and Humanities, at


Margery Pabst and Chuck Steinmetz photo by Rafael Tongol.