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.
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.
Getty Scholars Program — Connecting Seas: Cultural and Artistic Exchange
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2013-14
Applications due by 1 November 2012
Water has long been a significant means for the movement of goods and people. Sophisticated networks, at a variety of scales, were established in antiquity around the Mediterranean and the Black Seas, and later in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Together with sporadic and accidental encounters, these networks fostered commerce in raw materials and finished objects, along with the exchange of ideas and cultural concepts. Far from being barriers, seas and oceans were vital links connecting cultures. The 2013–2014 academic year at the Getty Research Institute and Getty Villa will be devoted to exploring the art-historical impact of maritime transport.
How has the desire for specific commodities from overseas shaped social, political, and religious institutions? How has the introduction of foreign materials and ideas transformed local artistic traditions, and what novel forms and practices have developed from trade and other exchanges, both systematic and informal? What role do the objects born of these interactions have in enhancing cultural understandings or perpetuating misunderstandings? How has the rapidly accelerating pace of exchange in recent years influenced cross-cultural developments? The goal of this research theme is to explore how bodies of water have served, and continue to facilitate, a rich and complex interchange in the visual arts.
The Getty Research Institute and the Getty Villa invite proposals focusing on artistic exchange and the transmission of knowledge across bodies of water from ancient times to the present day. Scholars actively engaged in studying the role of artists, patrons, priests, merchants, and explorers in oceanic exchange are encouraged to apply, and projects focusing on the Pacific are particularly welcome.