New Frontiers/New Currents Grant:
2013 Deadlines: February 1 and August 1 (and within 6-12 months of the date of the anticipated conference or seminar)
Funding of up to $20,000 is available for New Currents programs, specifically workshops, symposia, small conferences, roundtables that offer new perspectives on, and new insights into, areas of scholarship and research in the arts and humanities. The goal of this initiative is to host major distinguished thinkers on timely topics of significant and broad interest to the arts and humanities community and beyond, with funding preference provided to those topics more likely to have interdisciplinary interest across the arts and humanities. While presentations or participation by Indiana University faculty as part of the funded project are welcome, the majority of speakers/participants should be drawn from the outside academic community, and all speakers/participants should be nationally recognized. Written commitments by all participants in the event must be provided with the proposal.
Key to this funding initiative is dissemination, certainly including but also beyond the Indiana University community. Thus, contractual evidence for publication/dissemination of proceedings (with contributions by conference participants) as appropriate for the discipline and event is required for funding through this mechanism (see bullets below).
Proposals for New Currents Grants must be submitted no later than six months before the anticipated date of the event and no earlier than a year before the event, at http://research.iu.edu/funding_newfrontiers.shtml. All proposals must include:
- a project description (3 page maximum)
- list of confirmed speakers and rationale for their selection (2 page maximum)
- project budget submitted using the Work on your budget function on the online application form
- budget justification for funds requested • up-to-date c.v.(s) of proposer(s) (3 page maximum)
- two letters of support: one from department or unit head and an additional letter from an expert in the field, not necessarily from Indiana University, assessing the significance and innovation of the project and the likelihood of its impact and success
- a letter confirming participation from all internal and external participants
- contractual evidence of significant dissemination, reflecting the importance placed upon dissemination for this initiative. Such evidence might include:
- agreement with an outside publisher for publication of the conference proceedings,
- agreement/contract with a gallery or concert facility for a presentation of a concert or gallery show outside of Indiana University with accompanying program notes,
- agreement/contract for webinars or other new media forms of dissemination,
- agreement/contract for publication of a themed issue of a scholarly journal
- similar evidence as that listed above appropriate to the discipline and event.
- Costs associated with dissemination (including publication costs) cannot be included in the budget proposal.
Recipients of funding are required to submit a brief interim report within one month after the completion of the meeting portion of the project, and a brief final report following the dissemination portion of the project. Failure to do so will preclude eligibility for future internal funding from the programs.