$1,000 IU Alumni Association Scholarships Available for 33 Students

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana University Alumni Association will award 33 $1,000 scholarships this year through the IUAA Scholars program. Children of IUAA members are eligible for the awards.

The IU Alumni Association is proud to be able to offer support to the children of IUAA members,” said Debbie Lemon, deputy executive director of the IU Alumni Association.

Eligible students can obtain a 2013 scholarship application online. Applications will be accepted through March 29, and scholarship recipients will be notified by May 10.

To be eligible for one of the 33 scholarships, an applicant must be a son or daughter of an IU Alumni Association member and be a full-time, undergraduate student attending any IU campus.

In its 19 years, the IUAA Scholars program has provided $344,000 of support to IU students. “Through the loyalty of our alumni, this program will continue to grow,” Lemon said.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement as determined by the Office of Student Enrollment Services. Preference will be given to students who have not received a scholarship in prior years.

Two scholarships are designated for qualifying students from each of IU’s eight campuses. The remaining scholarships will be awarded to students on an at-large basis. If there are no applicants from a particular campus, or the applicants do not meet the criteria, that campus’ scholarship will be added to the at-large scholarship pool.

Revenue from the IU Collegiate License Plate Program funds this scholarship program. In 2012, more than 48,000 plates were issued, making the IU plate the most popular specialty plate in Indiana.

To check on the status of your membership or to join the IU Alumni Association, contact Joan Hall, director of membership, at 800-824-3044.

The IU Alumni Association is dedicated to serving the university and its diverse alumni, students and friends. As one of the nation’s largest alumni organizations, serving more than 570,000 graduates worldwide, the IUAA provides many programs and services to its members, nonmember alumni and the university. For more information, call 800-824-3044.

Funding: NEA Art Works School-Based Projects

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NEA Art Works – School-Based Projects

Limited Submission URL: http://limsub.iu.edu/limsub/LimSubDetail.asp?Number=1953
URL for complete guidelines: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP13/ArtsEdAW.html

IU Internal Deadline: 1/28/2013
NEA Application Deadline: 8/8/2013

Brief Description:

This program, as well as Art Works (L0468a &L0468b), fall under the Grants for Arts Project (GAP). Both programs share a limitation of only 1 for the entire University (IU as the lead applicant). Because of this, the internal deadline for all deadlines falling under these two programs is NOON, January 28th. Only those granted an exception as an independent component can submit separately.

Art Works encourages and supports the following four outcomes:

  • Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence,
  • Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
  • Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and
  • Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.

School-based projects must be directly connected to the school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or outside of the school building at any time of the day, including after-school and summer enrichment programs formally connected to school curricula. Projects must be based on a curriculum that aligns with either national or state arts education standards and include assessment of participant learning.

Award Amount:

  • Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency’s grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.
  • All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. For example, if an organization receives a $10,000 grant, the total eligible project costs must be at least $20,000 and the organization must provide at least $10,000 toward the project from nonfederal sources.
  • Grants awarded under these guidelines generally may cover a period of support of up to two years. The two-year period is intended to allow an applicant sufficient time to plan, execute, and close out its project, not to repeat a one-year project for a second year.

Limitation: One per Indiana University

An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2014 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines, with few exceptions:

  • One from the University with IU as the lead
  • One each for separately identifiable and independent components such as the IU Art Museum, Traditional Arts Indiana and WTIU

These shared limitations apply to L0404 Challenge America Fast-Track (5/23/2013 deadline) AND L0468a&b Art Works (both 3/7/2013 and 8/8/2013 deadlines).

To apply for IU Internal competition:

For consideration as an institutional nominee, submit the following documents electronically to limited submission, limsub@iu.edu, by NOON, January 28, 2013 for internal coordination. Although not required, it is recommended that you contact Donna Carter at limsub.iu.edu indicating your interest in this program to help expedite the review process.

  • 1-2 page Project Narrative (limitation does not include references)
  • A letter of support from Chair or Dean
  • Abbreviated CV for the PI (not to exceed 3 pages)

Applicants must copy Etta Ward, emward@iupui.edu, on submissions.

Funding: Kress Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

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Kress Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

Limited Submission URL: http://limsub.iu.edu/limsub/LimSubDetail.asp?Number=1957
URL for complete guidelines: http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships/interpretive/

IU Internal Deadline: 2/1/2013
Agency Deadline: 4/1/2013

Brief Description:

The purpose of the Kress Interpretive Fellowship at Art Museums program is to provide a new kind of mentored professional development opportunity within American art museums.  The program is intended to encourage students to explore interpretive careers in art museums, whether as future museum educators or curators; to strengthen the profession of museum educator within the art museum community; to strengthen ties between museum educators and curators in the shared task of interpretive programming in art museums; and to expand the range of promising career options available to students of art history and related fields.

Reflecting the goals of the Fellowship program, the evaluation of applications is based on relative as well as independent criteria. Overall, the program seeks to support a set of professional development opportunities that offer:

  • Opportunities to work collaboratively and in a team environment along side both art museum educators and curators
  • Opportunities for students or graduates from a variety of North American academic programs in art history and related fields
  • Opportunities to work in a variety of institutions, including large municipal art museums, smaller regional art museums and academic art museums
  • A combination of proven Fellowship sites as well as opportunities at institutions that have not previously hosted Kress Interpretive Fellows

Award Amount:

A minimum of four Kress Interpretive Fellowships are awarded each year to American art museums for 9-12 month professional development opportunities. Typically, Interpretive Fellowships begin in late summer or early fall. The Fellowship award is $30,000, with a minimum of $25,000 reserved for the Fellow&39;s stipend and up to $5,000 available to support health, travel and other benefits for the Fellow and/or to defray the direct costs of hosting the Fellow. A final report will be due from the host institution approximately one month after the completion of the fellowship.

Eligibility:

Application must be made by the art museum proposing to host a Kress Interpretive Fellow. These Interpretive Fellowships are intended as an opportunity for individuals who have completed a degree (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.) in art history, art education, studio art or museum studies and who are pursuing or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in these or related fields. The appropriate level of educational achievement will be determined by the host museum and dependent upon the needs of the proposed fellowship project. The Fellowship candidate may be identified in advance of application by the host institution or recruited subsequently. Priority is given to first-year requests, but worthy projects that clearly outline benefits to the Fellow for a second year of Fellowship will also be considered.

Limitation: One per museum

To apply for IU Internal competition:

February 1, 2013 is only a suggested internal deadline. Application must be made by the museum or conservation research facility at which the internship will be based. Contact the director of the museum if you are interested in this program.

 

Funding: Kress Conservation Fellowships

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Kress Conservation Fellowships

Limited Submission URL: http://limsub.iu.edu/limsub/LimSubDetail.asp?Number=1956
URL for complete guidelines: http://www.kressfoundation.org/fellowships/default.aspx?id=38

IU Internal Deadline: 2/1/2013
Foundation Deadline: 3/8/2013

Brief Description:

The Kress Conservation Fellowships provide competitive grants to museums and other conservation facilities which sponsor supervised internships in the conservation of specific objects and onsite training. The purpose is to provide a wide range of post-graduate fellowship opportunities that will help develop the skills of emerging conservators. Overall, the program seeks to support a set of internships that offer:

  • A variety of specialty areas (paintings, paper, objects, etc.)
  • Opportunities for graduates of a variety of North American graduate programs
  • Opportunities to work in a variety of institutions, from large municipal museums to university museums and other conservation facilities, as well as sites outside the U.S.
  • A combination of proven Fellowship sites as well as opportunities at institutions that have not previously hosted Kress Fellows

Award Amount:

Nine $32,000 Fellowships are expected to be awarded each year for one-year post-graduate internships in advanced conservation at a museum or conservation facility. Typically, $27,000 is allocated as a fellowship stipend, and $5,000 toward host institution administrative costs, benefits for the Fellow, and other direct costs of hosting the Fellowship. Most Fellowships begin in late summer or early fall, and run for a term of 9 to 12 months.

Eligibility:

Application must be made by the museum or conservation facility at which the internship will be based. Fellows should have completed (or will complete prior to the Fellowship) a masters-level degree in conservation prior to beginning the Fellowship. The Fellowship candidate may be identified in advance of application by the host institution or recruited subsequently.

Priority is given to first-year requests, but worthy projects that clearly outline benefits to the Fellow for a second year of Fellowship can be and have been funded.

Limitation: One per museum

To apply for IU Internal competition:

February 1, 2013 is only a suggested internal deadline. Application must be made by the museum or conservation research facility at which the internship will be based. Contact the director of the museum if you are interested in this program.

Grant: NEA Art Works Community-Based Projects

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NEA Art Works – Community-Based Projects

Limited Submission URL: http://limsub.iu.edu/limsub/LimSubDetail.asp?Number=1952
URL for complete guidelines: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP14/ArtsEdAW.html

IU Internal Deadline: 1/28/2013
NEA Application Deadline: 3/7/2013

Brief Description:

This program, as well as Art Works (L0468a &L0468b), fall under the Grants for Arts Project (GAP). Both programs share a limitation of only 1 for the entire University (IU as the lead applicant). Because of this, the internal deadline for all deadlines falling under these two programs is NOON, January 28th. Only those granted an exception as an independent component can submit separately.

Art Works encourages and supports the following four outcomes:

  • Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence,
  • Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
  • Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and
  • Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.

Community-based projects include activities and training in the arts that occur outside of the school system. Activities must occur outside of the regular school day, and may take place in a variety of settings. These activities may be offered by arts organizations or by other community-based, non-arts organizations or agencies in partnership with artists and/or arts groups. Projects could take place in locations such as arts organizations, community centers, faith-based organizations, public housing, tribal community centers, juvenile facilities, or school buildings.

While not formally linked to schools or their instructional programs, projects must be based on a curriculum that aligns with either national or state arts education standards and include assessment of participant learning.

Award Amount:

  • Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact. In the past few years, well over half of the agency’s grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.
  • All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. For example, if an organization receives a $10,000 grant, the total eligible project costs must be at least $20,000 and the organization must provide at least $10,000 toward the project from nonfederal sources.
  • Grants awarded under these guidelines generally may cover a period of support of up to two years. The two-year period is intended to allow an applicant sufficient time to plan, execute, and close out its project, not to repeat a one-year project for a second year.

Limitation: One per Indiana University

An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2014 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines, with few exceptions:

  • One from the University with IU as the lead
  • One each for separately identifiable and independent components such as the IU Art Museum, Traditional Arts Indiana and WTIU

These shared limitations apply to L0404 Challenge America Fast-Track (5/23/2013 deadline) AND L0468a&b Art Works (both 3/7/2013 and 8/8/2013 deadlines).

 

To apply for IU Internal competition:

For consideration as an institutional nominee, submit the following documents electronically to limited submission, limsub@iu.edu, by NOON, January 28, 2013 for internal coordination. Although not required, it is recommended that you contact Donna Carter at limsub.iu.edu indicating your interest in this program to help expedite the review process.

  • 1-2 page Project Narrative (limitation does not include references)
  • A letter of support from Chair or Dean
  • Abbreviated CV for the PI (not to exceed 3 pages)

Applicants must copy Etta Ward, emward@iupui.edu, on submissions.

History Train – Artist in Residence Proposal (Indiana Historical Society)

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General Information
The Indiana Historical Society is issuing a call for proposals for a fall 2013 four-week community art project in conjunction with the Indiana Bicentennial History Train. The project will be created, added to and executed on-site at the train stops in an unheated, outdoor 30×30 tent and should encourage community involvement.

The Indiana History Train is comprised of an exhibit on three renovated boxcars, hands-on activities tent, a first-person interpreter tent and a community art space tent. The Train will run for four weeks each fall for four years and will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial through the theme “Next Indiana.” In 2013, the Train will travel to four sites in northern Indiana: Kokomo, Delphi, Wabash and Fort Wayne. The Train is free to the public and will be open Thursdays–Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at each location. This proposal is only applicable to the 2013 History Train sites.

Graduate and undergraduate students and emerging professionals in the fields of art, design, architecture and performing arts are encouraged to apply to create community-centered art.

A chosen applicant/s will be awarded a stipend to cover materials for the project and travel expenses to each site. The artist will have the opportunity to document their project through the use of a blog and other social media. Please see the attached Educator’s Guide from the 2008 History Train to see how the event has worked in the past. The Educator’s Guide will be updated for 2013 once more information on the exhibit and activities is available.

Expectations
• Graduate and undergraduate students and emerging professionals in the fields of art, design, architecture and performing arts are encouraged to apply to create community-centered art while involving members of those communities.
• The artist(s) should submit a resume and letter of recommendation, along with images of the type of work he or she does. Applications should include contact information, including e-mail and a phone number.
• A budget outline will need to be submitted to IHS by June 30, 2013, along with a maximum of 15 sketches or photographs of the work in progress.
• The artist(s) will be responsible for the design, customization and fabrication of the project inside the tent. The project should be portable, durable, and able to be set up in 90 minutes. Tables and chairs can be provided if so desired. The project (or a version of it) should be able to accommodate up to 60 students at a time during school visit hours.
• The project proposal should be one that train visitors can collectively add to during the Train’s visit in their community. Takeaway components, especially for school groups with limited time, are desirable but not necessary.
• The project proposal should connect to the “Next Indiana” theme by encouraging participants to use the past in order to envision their community’s future. Projects should encourage 1)local pride, 2)an appreciation of history and 3)civic engagement.
• The artist(s) is expected to communicate their experiences to a larger audience through social networking platforms.
• The History Train usually sees 12–15,000 visitors. There is an expectation that there will be some level of interaction with general public visitors and more structured interaction with school groups.

Compensation
• Artists are provided with a budget of $2,000 to purchase materials for fabrication and creation. All materials purchased with this budget are property of the Indiana Historical Society. A personal stipend of $1,500 is also awarded.
• The IHS will reimburse mileage costs to each site for one artist.
• Artists will be loaned a Macbook laptop to use for blogging/social media for the duration of the residency.
• This commission is a large time commitment. It would be ideal for students participating to earn credits at their university for their work, but this must be negotiated by the student/resident with his or her school.

Project Considerations
• Proposed project must be able to be implemented in outdoor conditions. The tent protects from rain, but not cold, humidity, and outside noise (the Train is often near working rail lines.)
• Electrical capacity is limited to one generator.

Hours & Accommodations
• The History Train is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays for four weeks. Wednesdays, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. is set up time. School groups will visit the Train on Thursdays and Fridays, usually between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. with general public visitation making up the majority of Saturday’s attendance.
• Hotel accommodations will be provided for the artist at each site.

Important Dates
• Application Due Date: Friday, February 1, 2013
• Notification of Finalists Date: Friday, March 1, 2013
• Finalists interviews: March 4-15, 2013
• Final selection: March 22, 2013
• Budget Outline Due Date: June 30, 2013
• Sketches and/or photographs of the work in progress Due Date: June 30, 2013

Questions
• Please submit all questions to Becca Beck at: bbeck@indianahistory.org

Five by Five Starts with Big Car’s Event Feb. 8 at Service Center

With its arts-idea-pitching event on Feb. 8 at Service Center for Culture and Community, the Indianapolis-based community arts organization Big Car kicks off a new initiative that will award $10,000 to one winner at each of four themed events in 2013.

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), the Efroymson Family Fund and the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation are funding the series, called Five by Five, as a platform for sharing innovative arts ideas in Indianapolis. The goals are to help projects get off the ground while launching a fun series of idea-generating events, hosted and shaped by some of the city’s most important creative leaders.

The other three events — hosted by local not-for-profits People for Urban Progress, IndyHub and Harrison Center for the Arts — take place in April, June and September. Host organizations design each unique event, selecting the finalists and handling the judging. The only rules: projects must involve the arts; and each event features five finalists, presenting five slides in a maximum of five minutes. The winner at each receives $10,000.

Big Car’s theme for the Feb. 8 event is Revolutionize Your City: Art + Technology = Innovation. The call is simple: People with Indianapolis-related project or program ideas that bring art and technology together — could be low-fi or cutting-edge technology — email a 300-to-500-word description with three jpeg images (sketches, concepts, past work) to Big Car executive director Jim Walker at jim@bigcar.org by January 23. The five selected presenters will be notified by Jan. 25. Their slides will then be due on Feb. 6. Presentations will take place at a free public event at Service Center on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.

A team of collaborators will help Big Car on the event and with selection and judging of ideas. Teaming up on the Revolutionize Your City Five by Five are Central-Indiana-based tech, design and startup innovators Dreamapolis, Idea Architects, IndySpectator, KA+A, The Levinson Center, SmallBox, and Verge.

The broad themes for the three other Five by Five events are Make Your City (People for Urban Progress), Face Your City (IndyHub) and Connect Your City (Harrison Center for the Arts).

Call for AY 2013-2014 Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) Proposals

The Center for Research and Learning welcomes proposals for the AY 2013-2014 Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) at IUPUI. Proposals should represent two or more disciplines and should offer undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in a substantive research experience focused on a significant research problem.

This is a unique opportunity provided to IUPUI faculty and researchers for mentoring students while conducting pilot projects or testing new techniques and designs.

Some key points regarding this year’s program are as follows:

  • Faculty writing proposals are encouraged to review the document entitled MURI FAQs for Faculty Submitting Proposals.
  • Proposals must be submitted by using the current version of the MURI Project Proposal Form.
  • The MURI Review Committee will review the submitted proposals using the MURI Proposal Evaluation Form (log in with IUPUI username and password).
  • Graduate students and post-doctoral trainees may also serve as co-mentors on a team.
  • Proposals are due by midnight on March 22, 2013, to the following address: CRLGrant@iupui.edu
  • The Proposal Review Committee Meeting is currently scheduled for April 12, 2013
  • The announcement regarding funded proposals is currently scheduled for April 16, 2013.
  • Once the selected projects are posted to the CRL website, students may apply to MURI and rank their project choices beginning April 30, 2013 with a deadline of September 10, 2013.
  • The Academic Year program begins on October 4, 2013, and continues through April 30, 2014.

MURI is jointly funded by the Center for Research and Learning, a division of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the School of Engineering and Technology.

Project proposals from all disciplines on the IUPUI campus are encouraged.

For more information contact Elizabeth Rubens erubens@iupui.edu

Signature Centers Initiative Proposal Workshop

The Signature Centers Initiative (SCI) was begun in 2006 in an effort to create strong research units, which are uniquely identifiable with IUPUI and will lead the way in world-class research and creative activities that will substantiallyenhance the reputation of our campus. I am happy to announce the 6th round of submission for SCI proposals. Application guidelines are attached to this message. Deadline for application is April 1, 2013. Please share this announcement with faculty in your school.

Moreover, our office will offer a workshop on January 11, 2013, for those interested in applying for SCI funding. Registration for the workshop is strongly encouraged. A description of the workshop and the link to the registration site are provided below.

Center Proposals for Signature Centers Initiative

When: Friday, January 11, 2013 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Where: University Library, Room 1126

This workshop is intended for those interested in submitting high quality center proposals to the Signature Centers Initiative program.  The intent is to provide the participants with a better understanding of what constitutes a research center and its desired attributes. In addition, the review process and review criteria for Signature Centers Initiative applications will be discussed. Ample time will be given for questions.

To register: http://crl.iupui.edu/Events/eventsRegistration.asp?id=3080

IU New Frontiers and IUPUI Arts and Humanities Internal Grant Information Session

Grant Workshop Announcement

DATE: September 27, 2012
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
LOCATION: University Library, Room 1126

This session will provide participants with an overview of the deadlines for these funding opportunities, how to apply and more importantly how to develop a competitive proposal. Members of the IAHI and New Frontiers grants advisory groups will be present to answer questions, as well as IUPUI faculty who have received one or both of these grants and who have reviewed arts and humanities proposals.

To register for this event, go to http://crl.iupui.edu/Events/eventsRegistration.asp?id=2995.  Question may be directed to Jason Kelly at jaskelly@iupui.edu.