Designer Grant Application

2018 Grant Applications 

Fashion Institute Midwest (FIM) grant applications are now available. Grants will be awarded based on the selection criteria and it must satisfy at least one of the four pillars that represents FIM’s mission: creative inspiration, skill development, resource development, or business incubation.

Click here to download the 2018 Grant Application

Types of Grants

Designers can apply for a grant in the following categories:

Travel Grants:  Designers are selected based on their readiness for exposure to options that enrich their creativity located in a larger market

Designer Grants: Designers are selected based on their readiness and ability which may be enhanced by obtaining materials, equipment, education, and assistance to aid in their creativity.

 Manufacturing Grants: Designers are selected based on their readiness to take their development to a larger market base.


Deadlines & Awards

First Quarter: Application due December 1/Awarded January 1 


January 2018

Molly O’Brien $2,500

February 2018

Max I. Walker’s Ultra Chic Boutique Dress Flip Contest

Lynlee Medhi $200

Miranda Hanson $100

Terri Buckner $100

Sabrina Ree Feller $100

Beth Bolton $100

Second Quarter: Application due March 1/Awarded April 1

Third Quarter: Application due June 1/Awarded July 1

Fourth Quarter: Application due September 1/Awarded October 1