Since 2005, Indiana University has demonstrated a significant commitment to supporting excellence in the arts and humanities through New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities. Over the past ten years, New Frontiers has provided 750 grants to more than 450 faculty members from all eight IU campuses. I invite you to visit this website for a multimedia retrospective of New Frontiers, where you can learn about some of the ways in which IU faculty have used the resources provided by this program to produce outstanding creative and scholarly work.
President McRobbie has announced that the program will be renewed for another five years. Thanks to his commitment, IU stands ready to continue this investment in our outstanding artists and humanities scholars. I am pleased to bring to your attention the 2015-16 call for proposals, available here.
This year, there will again be four funding mechanisms:
- New Frontiers of Creativity and Scholarship: funding of up to $50,000 to assist in the development of innovative works of scholarship or creative activity (deadline October 15)
- New Frontier Experimentation Fellowship: grants of up to $15,000 to fund the very preliminary stages of new trajectories in research or creative activity (deadlines January 15 and June 15)
- New Frontiers/New Currents: grants of up to $20,000 to fund workshops, symposia, or small conferences on timely topics featuring major distinguished thinkers (deadlines September 15 and March 1)
- New Frontiers Exploratory Travel Fellowships: grants of up to $3,000 to support national or international travel for new research or creative projects (deadlines October 15, December 15, February 15, and April 15).
If you have any questions about the New Frontiers program, please read the FAQs or contact NEWFRON@iu.edu.