Arts and Humanities Research Update
Oct 7th, 2016
Branding for Early-Career Faculty

October 12th
9:30 am - 10:30 am
301 Speeding Hall

Participants will learn how to leverage departmental websites and social media tools to create a unique academic identity.  (Register)
Facilitator: Rob Schweers
Sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost.
Finding Funding with Pivot

October 13th
9 am - 11 am
301 Speeding Hall

Bring your laptop for this hands-on training to learn how to strategically use the Pivot research funding database. Using your own Pivot account, you will learn how to identify and connect with public and private funding opportunities and send funding alerts to your email. No previous Pivot experience necessary to participate in this training, but you will need to sign up for a Pivot account prior to the event.

Sponsored by the Office of the VPR and the Grants Hub.

Research Seminar
Peregrine Projections

 Friday, Oct. 14th
12:10 - 1 pm, Brown Bag
room 130, College of Design

Whether with chisel, cast shadow, sprayed ink, or the pull of gravity, assistant professor Fırat Erdim’s research investigates the intersection of projection, place, and materiality to question axioms of architectural imagination and construction. Of the two projects he will present, the first is a cartographic project utilizing walking as a means of unfolding the relationship between monuments and their civic territories, in Segovia, Spain, and Rome, Italy. The second is a collaborative project for a garden of ecological successions, at the Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere of Metropoliz, an community occupying a former salami factory on the edges of Rome.

Research Seminar
Tricks, Tips and Treats:
Successful Hiring Practices using External Grant Funds

Friday, Oct 21st
12:10 - 1 pm, Brown Bag
room 130, College of Design

Do you plan to hire employees on sponsored project funds? Jenn Wiederin (HR Liason, DES + BUS) will discuss when and how to start the hiring process for P+S staff, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students supported on grant funds, how to 'on-board' new employees, your managerial responsibilites and much more.
Open to faculty and staff in all colleges.
Writing Winning Grant Proposals

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd
8 am - 4 pm am
South Ballroom, Memorial Union

This widely acclaimed seminar comprehensively addresses both practical and conceptual aspects that are important to writing successful proposals. Principles and fundamentals of good proposal writing are emphasized, along with ‘how-to’ practical tips and strategies. Topics covered include idea development, maximizing programmatic relevance to the targeted agency, selecting the correct grant mechanism in which to package and present the idea, use of the review process to inform writing of the application, and how to write for reviewers. In addition, strategies for writing each part of the application are presented, along with examples that illustrate how each section should be crafted.
Each attendee will receive a Grant Application Writer’s Handbook ($75, billed to your college or department).

Speaker: Dr. John Robertson
Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LLC

Registration will open soon.
Limited Submission
NSF: Cultivating Cultures of
Ethical STEM

Pre-proposal due Nov. 6th

Pre-proposals are being accepted by the office of the VPR for this interdisciplinary RFP. If selected, the full proposal will be due on Feb 15th.
Save the Date - VPR seminars
Working in Interdisciplinary Teams
November 4th
8:30 am - 11:30 am , Pioneer Room, MU
Proposal Budget Development
November 9th
8:30 am -10 am, Pioneer Room, MU
November 29th
1:30 pm - 3 pm, Campanile Room, MU
Proposal Development Best Practices
November 30th
3 pm - 4:30 pm, Gallery Room, MU

Internal Funding

Big 12 Faculty Fellowship

October 7th, by noon

This Fellowship Program allows faculty the opportunity to travel to member institutions to exchange ideas and research. (SVPP RFP)

Research Grant

   October 11th
Grants for research and creative activity that make a significant contribution to the scholarly development and academic career progression of faculty in the arts, design and humanities. Projects should employ predominantly artistic and humanistic approaches and have outcomes clearly falling within the arts and humanities disciplines. (CEAH RFP)

Symposium Grant

   October 11th
Funds ($2k - $10K) to support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia, or seminars on ISU's campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU's arts and humanities faculty.

DES: Outreach Studio Grant

   November 1st
Design College faculty may apply for Direct Studio Support or Planning Support.

Miller Faculty Fellowship

   Dec 5th
This program provides faculty with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in the undergraduate academic programs of the university and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning.

Foreign Travel Grant

   DES - Dec 12th    
   LAS - Jan 5th (

These grant funds, offered three times a year, support a portion of round trip international airfare. Each college has an internal deadline.  (Faculty Senate RFP)

LAS: Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Initiative

   February 1st
Designed to encourage and assist LAS Humanities faculty in their scholarly research by funding a course buyout. 

LAS: Seed Funding for Social Science

   February 1st
Competitive funding to enhance scholarly research in the social sciences and enable preliminary data in support of future extramural grant proposals.

LAS: Small Grants Program

   February 15th
Intended for LAS faculty in disciplines (primarily humanities) that have limited opportunities for obtaining external research funding. 

Publication Subvention Grant

   April 3rd
The primary intent of these grants is to support the low-volume scholarly projects that are not expected to be commercially viable without assistance. Itemized budgets may include: photocopying, new illustrations, fees for the use of images, indexing, maps, grad student hourly support, and wire transfer fees.  (VPR RFP)
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