Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is open for applications

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With great pleasure, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is announcing the availability of the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program.
 The fellowship program is open to scholars, scientists, and artists working on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more. The Fellowship supports the work of 50 leading artists and scholars and has rapidly become one of the most competitive programs of its kind in the world, with an acceptance rate of only 3 percent each year. Accepted scholars will receive stipends up to $77,500 for one year with additional funds for project expenses.

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Since the institute’s founding in 1999, many Harvard faculty members have participated in the Fellowship Program and pursued individual projects within the multidisciplinary and international community of fellows.

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is available for creative writers, journalists, playwrights, screenwriters, film and video artists, musicians, visual artists, natural scientists, mathematicians, humanists and social scientists.

The deadline to apply as a cluster is May 15, 2017; the deadline for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences is September 14, 2017; and the deadline for individual applications in the natural sciences and mathematics, the deadline is October 5, 2017.

For more information or details on how to apply, please visit the program’s USA Scholarships listing.

2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program now accepting applications

The competition for the 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends more than 500 American scholars and professionals annually to more than 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Visit the CIES website for application details.

Please keep in mind that grant lengths vary and are specified in the award description, that grant benefits vary but generally include travel and living expenses for the awardee and accompanying dependents, that applications are open to all U.S. citizens, but permanent residents are not eligible, and that the application deadline is August 1, 2017.

The Catalog of Awards is available through the Fulbright website. You may also join the My Fulbright online community for updates and to access helpful resources for applicants.

For more information, visit the CIES website or contact the Fulbright representative on your campus. The IUPUI representative is Dr. Leslie Bozeman.

NEH Humanities Access Grant internal deadline is March 29

The internal deadline for NEH Humanities Access Grant applications is March 29, 2017. More information on grant requirements or the application process can be found on the IU Research website.

Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: youth, communities of color, and economically disadvantaged populations. Humanities Access grants establish or augment term endowments (that is, endowments whose funds are entirely expended over the course of a set time period) to provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, HBCUs and tribal colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations. Humanities Access grants are intended to seed longer-term endowment-building efforts.

Programs supported by Humanities Access grants might include, for example, a summer project for teens at a local historical society; internships for Native American students at a tribal museum; or a Clemente course at a homeless shelter organized by a community college.

IU Bicentennial Grant project proposals due March 3

Bicentennial Course Development Grant Program
Faculty members are welcome to submit course development proposals that incorporate topics related to Bicentennial goals and principles into new courses or existing courses. The grant is available for professional development courses as well as for-credit academic courses. Applications submitted by the March 3 deadline will be considered in the spring, and funding will be available by Summer 2017. To review program guidelines or deadlines and to submit an application, please click here.
Bicentennial Project Proposal Program
Faculty, staff, registered student organizations, and IU affiliates are welcome to submit grant applications for projects that support Bicentennial goals, reflect IU’s core values, and have clear outcomes. Applications submitted by the March 3 deadline will be reviewed by April 21, 2017. To review project guidelines and deadlines and to submit an application, please click here.
If you have questions about Bicentennial grants or the application process, please contact the IU Office of the Bicentennial at iu200@iu.edu or 812 855-1347.

Chancellor’s Community Fellowship applications due March 6th

Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship

The Bantz Community Fellowship reflects former IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz’s dedication to knowledge making that creates university-community partnerships and results in community impact. The Bantz fellowship is grounded in the support of community-engaged research and scholarly activities.

The fellowship includes support up to $50,000 (with expected match support). Full-time IUPUI faculty and partners are eligible. Applications are due on March 6th, 2017, by 5p.m.

For additional information, please visit the fellowship website or contact Teresa A. Bennett, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement, Office of Community Engagement, tkbennet@iupui.edu; or Dr. Julie Hatcher, Executive Director, Center for Service and Learning, Office of Community Engagement, jhatcher@iupui.edu.

IAHI Grant Deadline

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The IAHI Grant Program supports campus-wide attainment of excellence in research and creative activity in arts and humanities. It is designed to enhance the research and creative activity mission of IUPUI by supporting research projects and scholarly activities that are conducted by arts and humanities faculty. The program is intended to stimulate existing and new research and creative activity and to support faculty in becoming competitive in securing external funding and sponsorship.

The next deadline is February 15, 2017.

To learn more about the grant program and how to apply, click here.

OVCR offers the Proposal Development and Submission for Humanities Scholars Presentation Series

Beginning on Friday, January 27th, this series of three presentations addresses the value of funded research for career development for faculty working in the humanities. The presentations should give participants a basic understanding of the principles of preparing and submitting funding proposals and will culminate in the start of an actual proposal. Participants are urged to attend all three workshops, and we anticipate that the series will be repeated during fall semester 2017. This series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) and the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts.

Presentations will include “Preliminary Considerations,” “Top 10 Successes and Blunders,” and “Developing Your Proposal: Turn Ideas into Funding.”

For more details and to register for these sessions, please click here.

Applications now open for Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship

In 2015 in recognition of the leadership and contributions of Charles R. Bantz to the IUPUI campus and Indianapolis community, IUPUI established the Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship. This fellowship reflects Charles Bantz’s dedication to research that creates university-community partnerships and results in community impact.

The Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship aligns with IUPUI’s strategic goals to deepen IUPUI’s commitment to community engagement.  The fellowship is funded through charitable gifts and campus support and is jointly supported by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Office of Community Engagement.

The Bantz Community Fellowship supports community-engaged research and scholarly activities that:

  1. Reinforce and deepen campus-community engagement and research partnerships;
  2. Leverage the knowledge, skills, and innovative talents of IUPUI faculty, students, and community partner(s) in a year-long scope of work that is of mutual value and interest;
  3. Result in meaningful community impact.

Eligibility:  The Bantz Community Fellowship provides one year of support for a collaborative research team (i.e., faculty, student(s), community partner/members) to address a community issue in Central Indiana.  Research teams must be led by a full-time faculty member who will serve as the Primary Investigator on the project.  To be eligible to serve as PI on a Bantz Community Fellowship team, the faculty member must have a full-time appointment (Tenured, Tenure-track, Clinical Faculty or Lecturer).  Collaborative teams will include graduate and/or undergraduate students (full-time enrollment in an IUPUI program, in good academic standing), and a designated community partner/organization.

The Bantz Community Fellowship will be awarded through a competitive application process on an annual basis.  Proposals may request up to $50,000, with a required additional cash or in-kind match (minimum 20%) from the school, community partner, and/or other grants and partners.

Applicants to the Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship must complete all sections of the application form.  Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2017

Awards and Event Recognition:  Applicants will be recognized at the Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  Awards will be made at the Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Click here to view previous recipients, and click here for additional information or to begin your application.

National Endowment for the Arts 2017 Funding Guidelines Posted

PrintGuidelines and application materials for three National Endowment for the Arts funding categories—Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships—have posted on the NEA’s website. The NEA will again offer funding for Creativity Connects projects through the Art Works category.

The 2017 Art Works and Challenge America programs support projects taking place beginning in 2018. Guidelines and application materials can be found in the Apply for a Grant section of the NEA website.

In addition, guidelines for 2017 Creative Writing Fellowships: Prose are posted for application by published creative writers. Guidelines and application materials for the fellowships are also in the Apply for a Grant section of the NEA website.


Art Works

  • Application Deadlines
    • February 16, 2017
    • July 13, 2017
  • Recent Art Works grants are posted on the NEA website.
  • Guidelines workshop webinar is scheduled for January 18, 2017.

Art Works: Creativity Connects

  • Application Deadline: May 4, 2017
  • Recent Creativity Connects grants are posted on the NEA website.
  • Guidelines workshop webinar is scheduled for March 22, 2017 (Details will be posted soon.)

Challenge America

  • Application Deadline: April 13, 2017
  • Recent Challenge America grants are posted on the NEA website.
  • Guidelines workshop webinar is scheduled for March 1, 2017 (Details will be posted soon.)

Creative Writing Fellowships: Prose

Applications Open for Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship

arts-council-logoEvery two years, the Arts Council of Indianapolis offers the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship opportunity to artists and arts administrators. This biennial initiative is designed to re-energize and revitalize the individuals who form the central Indiana arts community. The fellowship funds can be used for research, instruction, conferences, apprenticeships, travel, or other experiences that help the recipient explore his or her artistry and creative journey. In 2017, the Arts Council of Indianapolis will award thirty $10,000 fellowships to central Indiana artists and arts administrators.

Fellowships are designed for professional artists and arts administrators who have been working in their field for at least ten years; have lived and/or worked in the following 8 counties for a minimum of 3 consecutive years: Marion, Morgan, Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Hancock, Johnson, or Shelby County;
and whose primary source of income is derived from the arts. Optional application workshops will be available by RSVP on January 5th at 10:00am and January 11th at 5:30pm at the Arts Council. The application deadline is Friday, January 20th, and fellowships will be determined on April 28th. The fellowship term is from July 2017 to December 2018.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis believes that a continued investment in our artists and arts administrators benefits central Indiana’s overall cultural climate. This year, the Arts Council of Indianapolis will celebrate the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Program’s 10th round of awarded fellowships. Since its inception, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, through a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., has awarded over 400 fellowships totaling more than $3,000,000 to artists and arts administrators in all artistic disciplines.

The online application is now open, and the deadline to apply is Friday, January 20, 2017. To download the Application Guidelines, please visit indyarts.org/renewal. If you have any questions about the fellowship program, please contact Taylor Fengya at tfengya@indyarts.org.