Arts and Humanities Research Update
Feb. 24th, 2017
Greenlee Research Friday

Navigating Historical Research

next Friday, March 3rd
12 noon - 1 pm
Brown Bag

172 Hamilton Hall
Earnest L. Perry, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, will share his research in African-American press history and media management. Perry will also provide pathways to navigate historical research, with a particular focus on pre-tenure best practices for publication.
Present or Participate
ISU Research Day
Tuesday, March 21st
(after Spring Break)
1 - 5:30 pm
Great Hall, MU

If you have enjoyed previous CEAH Research Symposia, consider participating in ISU's Research Day.

Faculty are encouraged to present their research, scholarship and creative activity in timed Lightning Talks and/or Poster Sessions.

This event will showcase ISU faculty research, offer tables for breakout discussions and end with a hosted reception. 

Registration to present is not complete until a title and abstract are submitted.
 More Information and Registration Required 
For catering counts, please register if attending.
Limited Submission Competition
NEH Summer Stipends

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends  support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities. The $6k award supports two consecutive summer months of full-time effort.

ISU may submit only two applications to NEH each year. Pre-proposals are due on March 24th by 5pm. 
Save the Date

Apps, Maps, and Models:
The Digital Revolution and History

Monday, March 27th
7 pm
Sun Room, MU

Caroline Bruzelius, founder of the Wired! Lab at Duke University, will discuss how digital technologies are opening up the humanities to broader engagement with the public and revolutionizing the way scholars teach and do research. Bruzelius has been working with digital visualization technologies for art and architecture for more than ten years and will share how they are changing how scholars model historical questions about places, buildings, and change over time. 

Caroline Bruzelius is the Anne M. Cogan Professor of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Cosponsors: Benson Memorial Lecture in Literature, Science and the Arts, Center for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities (CEAH), Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)
Best Practices & Mock Review
Tuesday, March 7th
1:30 - 3 pm
Campanile Room, MU

Recent CAREER grant awardees at ISU will share their experiences in developing proposals, including their plans for broader impacts, evaluation and also the comments received from the review committee.

Kelvin Chu, The Implementation Group (previous NSF program director)
Dipali Sashital, BBMB (2016 CAREER awardee)
Rebecca Flint, physics & astronomy (2015 CAREER awardee)
Maria Salas Fernandez, agronomy (2014 CAREER awardee)

Internal Funding


Iowa Lakeside Lab

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

Women & Diversity Grant

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

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)

External Opportunities

Iowa Arts Council Fellowships

LOI due: March 15th
Supports individual artists with to $10k in funding and professional development
More information
Webinar, Feb 21st, 11am

Congressional Research Grants

Due: April 1st
Open to many humanities disciplines, this 3,500 award covers direct research costs.  

Iowa Arts Council

Spring 2017
Funding Opportunities

Fulbright Scholars Program

Due: August 1st
Various Funding Opportunities

Save the Date

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