Arts and Humanities Research Update
Jan. 27th, 2017
Research Networking
Coding in Design 
Monday, Feb 13th
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Atrium, College of Design

The College of Design invites researchers from all disciplines and who are interested in design computation, design coding, and design parametrics to a discussion to find common ground among disciplines, generate research questions, explore methodologies and discuss possible future collaborations.
Light Refreshments
Childcare and child-friendly movie
Campus Visit
Fulbright Scholars Program
February 14th
Cardinal Room, MU

Agenda:
  Individual Consultations
 
(register by Tuesday, Feb. 7th)
       12:30 - 2:45 pm and 4:30 - 5 pm
  Workshop (open to all)
       3 - 4:15 pm
Lisa Hendricks, Regional Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa / Middle East and North Africa, of the
Fulbright Scholars Program , part of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) will be on campus to offer a workshop and private consultations with faculty.

Workshop topics include:
• Opportunities for teaching, research, and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries
• Tips on how to craft a competitive application, including how to make contacts abroad and choosing the right country and award for you.

Individual Consultations:
To reserve an individual 30-minute meeting with the Fulbright representative at the times listed above, please contact Megan Peterson  by Feb. 7th.

Proposals to the Fulbright Scholars program are due August 1st of each year. 
Save the Date
ISU Research Day
Tuesday, March 21st
(after Spring Break)

Faculty from all ISU departments and colleges will be encouraged to present their research, scholarship and creative activity in timed Lightning Talks and/or Poster Sessions.

Please plan to join as a presenter or participant to learn more about one another's work and meet new colleagues. This event will showcase ISU faculty research, offer tables for breakout discussions and end with a hosted reception. 
Details TBA
Funding
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The NEH is well known for offering the highly prestigious Fellowship award (due April 12th), but NEH also offers many other funding opportunities worth considering.

Spring & summer NEH deadlines include:
and, although the NEH deadline is in September for this limited submission RFP, the ISU internal deadline is often in March:
Participate
NEH Summer Study Opportunities
Apply by March 1st

Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for faculty to study a variety of humanities topics.

Stipends of $600-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. Chose from among 7 seminars and 17 institutes offered between mid-June and early-August.
Funding
Humanities Iowa - Major Grants
Apply by May 1st

Humanities Iowa grants support humanities programs for the out-of-school adult public. They are particularly interested in supporting projects that stimulate meaningful community dialogue, attract diverse audiences, are participatory and engaging, and invite discovery of the humanities in interesting and exciting ways.
Collaborative projects involving multiple community organizations that serve a broad constituency are given preference.
Awards between $3,001 - $10,000 require a 100% match.

Internal Funding

SPRING SEMESTER

Bailey Research Career Development Award

   Jan. 31st
To foster research that is innovative (outside of an established research program) and not only increases knowledge but also has practical applications. 
(VPR 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 RFP)

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 RFP)

Research Grant

   February 7th
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

   February 7th
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.
(CEAH RFP)

LAS: Small Grants Program

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

Artist-in-Residence
Iowa Lakeside Lab

   March 1st
2-4 week residencies for artists, musicians, composers, and performers of all genres. 
(RFP)

Women & Diversity Grant

   March 1st
Up to $5k in support for either one-time programming or as seed money.
(SVPP RFP)

Foreign Travel Grant

   DES - March 24th    
   LAS -
March 15th

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)

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)

Save the Date

a2ru Conference
Arts in the Public Sphere:
Civility, Advocacy & Engagement
 Nov 1-4, 2017
Northwestern University
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