Critical Conversations: Free Speech v. Hate Speech – Where Do We Draw the Line?

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critical-conversation-free-speech-v-hate-speech-dec-7-2016The ILCE Office sponsors monthly Critical Conversations like this one where participants can engage in a timely issue over the lunch hour.  These Critical Conversations provide informal collegial space to dialogue about issues of social justice, equity and inclusion and are open to IUPUI faculty, staff, students and the Indianapolis community.  More information about the ILCE Office can be viewed here.

The conversation on Free Speech v. Hate speech will be held in University Library room 1126 on December 7th from noon to 1:00pm. Bring your own lunch for this engaging event; light snacks will be provided.

INcommon Grants Call for Applications

Indiana Humanities is pleased to announce INcommon grants, a special one-time funding opportunity offered as part of the NEH’s Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity initiative. INcommon grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for programs that take place between March and October 2017. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2017.

We’re looking for creative and thoughtful ideas that use humanities ideas, readings, and scholars to spark in-depth conversation, insight, and consideration of others’ points of view on the persistent social, economic, cultural and racial issues that divide our communities. These issues often in today’s news: immigration, gentrification, incarceration, policing, institutional racism, the legacies of segregation in housing and education, and more. This grant opportunity invites Hoosiers to take a step back and use the humanities to look at the longer histories driving contemporary debates.

Yet as the name INcommon suggests, we’re very eager to support proposals that demonstrate how the tools and methods of the humanities are a resource for dialogue, understanding and the stitching together of our social and civic fabric. We know these histories can be difficult to talk about. We believe the humanities can create a space for people to come together to learn, consider different points of view, model respectful disagreement and discover shared values.

We welcome diverse projects from across Indiana, addressing different themes and using a variety of public humanities formats. INcommon grants can be used to support new or ongoing public humanities programs that align to the key themes outlined below. Such projects may include reading series and civic reflection discussions; public lectures or panels; film screenings and discussions; or the creation of exhibits, web projects, walking tours, or documentary films.

Special priority will be given to projects that include community discussion and conversation at the heart of their proposed activities. Successful proposals will include input from humanities scholars, including as advisers or facilitators.

For more information or full directions on how to apply, please visit the Indiana Humanities Website.

Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants

Brief Description:

The Graham Foundation offers Production and Presentation Grants to organizations. These grants assist organizations with the production-related expenses that are necessary to take a project from conceptualization to realization and public presentation. These projects include, but are not limited to, publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media projects, conferences/lectures, and other public programs. Projects must have clearly defined goals, work plans, budgets, and production and dissemination plans. The IUPUI internal deadline for submissions is January 25, 2017. Limited submissions will be accepted here.


Award Amount:

Grant amount: Not to exceed $30,000 and are likely to be less. Given the demand for funding, the Graham Foundation is not always able to fund grantees at the full request amount.

Grant period: Must be completed within two years. Applicants should allow sufficient time to plan, implement, and close out their projects.

Limitation: One per School or Department per campus. An organization or academic department/unit may only apply for one grant per year. (In the case of large institutions with multiple departments, a subsidiary department/unit may apply for one grant per year. For example, an academic department/unit at a university may apply for one grant per year.)


To apply for IU Internal competition:

January 25, 2017 is only a suggested internal deadline. This internal competition will be handled by your Department or School since the limitation applies to each. Contact your Dean or Department Chair for instructions if you are interested in this program.

Applicants must inform Limited Submissions,, of submissions. IUPUI applicants must also copy Etta Ward,


Visit the IU Limited Submission website to view a list of other limited submission opportunities.

Faculty & Staff Development Opportunities

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This list is provided by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning Office of Community Engagement newsletter. The Center for Service and Learning does not endorse or sponsor any conferences or workshops in this newsletter with the exception of those planned by their office. Individuals are responsible for contacting the event sponsors for additional information.

Center for Service and Learning – Awards, Grants & Scholarships

Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase Poster Presentation Applications Now Open

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

About: Poster presentations will once again be a part of the Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase being held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The showcase recognizes the impact of each of these things on the IUPUI campus and in the community. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to apply.

Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning


Accepting Nominations for the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

About: The Plater Civic Engagement Medallion was established in 2006 to honor graduates who have excelled in their commitment to the community through activities such as service learning, volunteerism, community/social issue advocacy, community work-study, and political engagement.

Audience: Faculty, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning


Dissemination Grants

Application Deadline: Through April 2017 or until funding is exhausted.

About: The Center for Service and Learning has designated funds for small dissemination grants between $250 and $750. These grants are available to support faculty and instructional staff in disseminating work associated with civic and community engagement in higher education, particularly work that raises critical questions, identifies innovative practices, or builds the knowledge base related to:

  • service learning and related community-engaged pedagogies
  • community-university partnerships
  • public scholarship, community-based participatory research/design, and knowledge mobilization
  • institutionalization of community-engagement

Audience: Full-time IUPUI faculty, lecturers, clinical faculty, and instructional staff. Part-time faculty may also be eligible with support from their chair/director.

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning


Center for Service & Learning – Convenings, Workshops & Conferences

Applying the IUPUI Service Learning Taxonomy to Further Service Learning Practice and Research

Date: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Hine Hall 234D

About: In this highly interactive workshop, Dr. Julie Hatcher and Tom Hahn will use the new IUPUI Service Learning Taxonomy to provide a framework for improving service learning pedagogy and research. Attendees will be able to compare their current service learning practice to the framework of the taxonomy and discuss ways to enhance selected components of course design.  Further, attendees will be able to discuss potential research studies on service learning based on the taxonomy.

Audience: Interested faculty, administrators, staff, and graduate students.

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning


Service Learning the Basics: Introduction to Community Project Planning

Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Time: Noon – 1:15 pm

Location: CSL Conference Room, Hine Hall 234D

About:The service or community-based project is an essential building block of service learning course/program design. One distinguishing feature of these projects is instructors working closely with community agency(ies) to collaboratively design the project as well as develop shared goals, processes, and intended project outcomes. In this session, we will discuss strategies for working with community stakeholders on project design, including logistics, appropriate timelines, effective communication, and shared goal setting. Attendees may be new to service learning or community-based project planning or looking to refresh their skill set in working with community partners.

Audience: Faculty, staff, administrators, and students

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning


Campus Opportunities – Awards, Grants, & Scholarships

IU Grand Challenges Initiative – RFP

Proposals Due: Friday, November 11th, 2016

About: Grand Challenges are defined in the Bicentennial Strategic Plan as “major and large-scale problems” facing humanity that can “only be addressed by multidisciplinary teams of the best researchers.”The development, proposal, and selection process in 2016-17 will facilitate the creation of a diverse array of initial concept proposals from faculty and deans during the fall semester. Approximately five will be selected for further development during spring semester 2017, and ultimately one recipient will be selected for implementation in late 2017 or early 2018. Proposals not selected in 2016-17 may be revised and resubmitted in future years, or may be considered for other types of research funding if appropriate.

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Sponsor(s): Indiana University Research Gateway


Staff Council Professional Development Grant

Rolling Deadline(s): Thursday, December 1, 2016; Saturday, April 1, 2017

About: In 2014, the IUPUI Staff Council began awarding grants three times annually to staff to pursue professional development opportunities. The purpose of the Professional Development Grants program of the IUPUI Staff Council is to award recognition and financial support to individual staff members who engage in professional development activities that will enhance the status of and demonstrate the value of the entire staff at IUPUI.

Audience: All IUPUI staff members. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about civic minded professionalism in the academy.

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Sponsor(s): IUPUI Staff Council


Campus Opportunities – Convenings, Workshops, & Conferences

Chancellor’s Diversity Series: An Evening with Wes Moore

Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: IUPUI Hine Hall Ballroom

About: Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, promising business leader, and author. A White House Fellow from 2006-2007, Moore served as a special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Following his time at the White House, Moore became an investment professional in New York at Citigroup, focusing on global technology and alternative investments.

Audience: Free and open to the public

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Near West Neighborhood Conversation for Engaged Faculty and Staff

Date: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Time: Noon – 1:00 pm

Location: Christamore House, 502 N Tremont St. Indianapolis, IN 46222

About: Are you a community engaged faculty or staff member wanting to Learn more about the Quality of Life work happening on the Near Westside of Indianapolis? Please join us for a brown bag lunchtime panel discussion and hear from community organizations discussing their roles in strategic Quality of Life initiatives. You will have the opportunity to Learn more about ongoing programs and projects as well as how you as a practitioner and/or scholar can become involved and partner in moving these initiatives forward.

Audience: Interested faculty, administrators, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): Office of Community Engagement


FYI – Engaged Scholars Blogademia

Helping Participants Make Group Decisions: Key Talents for Better Public Participation, Part 13

About: In this iteration of “Helping Participants Make Group Decisions” Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi discuss dotmocracy and keypad polling as tools for making group decisions. Dotmocracy is also known as “dot-voting” and is “useful for ranking or selecting ideas, alternatives or options.” Voters are given stickers to vote and the option with the most stickers wins. Keypad polling allows organizers to ask multiple choice questions that participants can response to immediately. The results are readily accessible as well.

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Peer Review & Online Networks

Find Peer Reviewers for Your Scholarly Community Work Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Date: Open

About: Disseminate your work through CES4Health, a program through Community-Campus partnerships for health! CES4Health peer-reviews and publishes products of community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles.

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Join the Community and Service Learning Professionals in Higher Education Facebook Group

About: This Facebook group is a networking tool for those working or volunteering in community service, service learning, civic engagement, or alternative breaks. Meet and talk with colleagues, share resources, ask questions, post jobs, and network.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, students, and community practitioners

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External Opportunities – Convenings, Conferences, & Workshops

Call for Proposal Submissions: C2Uexpo 2017

Proposal Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Conference Dates: Friday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 5th, 2017

Location: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

About: C2Uexpo 2017 will celebrate and showcase community-campus partnerships – local, national and global – which advance social, health, environmental, educational and collective strategies supporting transformation for the common good. We invite proposals that: Highlight the impacts that community-campus partnerships are making in society, communities, and lives of individuals.

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Sponsor(s): Simon Fraser University


Call for Proposals: Indiana Campus Compact’s 7th Annual Service Engagement Summit

Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Conference Dates: Monday, February 27th – Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

About: We will focus on the role of social justice in higher education through the lens of power, priviledge, and the coming together of communities. While this focus may seem narrow, we do encourage you to think about what your motivation is for the work you do; we think you will find that you look through the lens of making life better for your fellow citizens.

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Sponsor(s): Indiana Campus Compact


Online Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization: Open for Registration

Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 25, 2016

About: The Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization builds capacity for the transformation of knowledge into action. Participants will learn to identify and address barriers to knowledge mobilization, transfer or exchange, and use tools and techniques to facilitate the development of evidence-informed policy and practice.

Audience: KMb practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and service providers working in the social sciences, human services, and health sectors. Graduate students also welcome.

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Sponsor(s): University of Guelph


Call for Proposal Submissions: 7th International Symposium on Service-Learning

Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Registration Opens: Tuesday, February 7th, 2016

Conference Dates: Wednesday, June 14th – Friday, June 16th, 2017

Location: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

About: The purpose of the 7th International Symposium on Service-Learning is to focus on transformation in higher education and the role that service-learning plays. The focus will be on experiences of transformation across the globe and how service-learning transforms students to critical citizens, faculty to engaged scholars and communities into living knowledge incubators. These focal points will be threaded throughout a variety of presentation types and formats to allow for meaningful dialogue among academics, community partners, students, and other professionals.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): National University of Ireland, Universeieit Stellenbosch University, and University of Indianapolis


Global Health and Innovation 14th Annual Conference

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Conference Dates: Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

About: The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register by July 31 for a 50% discount off of the full rate.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, and graduate students.

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Sponsor(s): Unite for Sight


7th Season Critical Participatory Action Research [PAR] Institute

Applications Due: Monday, January 9th, 2017

Institute Dates: Tuesday, May 30th – Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

About: The Critical Participatory Action Research Institute is designed to introduce theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (PAR) to graduate students, faculty, and members of community organizations. Through seminars, round-tables, and hands-on workshops with experienced researchers, participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to integrate a critical PAR approach into their scholarship, research, and/or organizing.

Audience: Faculty, staff, administrators, and students

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2017 AAC&U General Education Assessment: Design for Student Learning

Conference Dates: Thursday, February 23rd – Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

About: AAC&U invites proposals for concurrent sessions at the 2017 Network for Academic Renewal conference. Proposals are invited and encouraged to showcase evidence-based practices that are poised for adaptation in a wide range of institutional types, including community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

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Sponsor(s): Association of American Colleges and Universities


Elevating Higher Education for the Public Good: Commitment/Action/Impact

Conference Dates: Thursday, April 6th – Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Location: Denver, Colorado

About: Please join the Western Region of Campus Compact for the 19th Continuums of Service Conference to elevate the commitment, action, and impact of higher education and the public good. This year’s conference will empower students, faculty, administrators, and community partners to embrace a commitment to advance civic and community engagement for a just, equitable, and sustainable future.

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Sponsor(s): Campus Compact, Western Region


Publication & Dissemination Opportunities

Call for Stories: Community-Academic Partnerships in Research and Public Health

Story Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

About: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics will publish a collection of personal stories from academic researchers, service providers, and leaders of community organizations who have actively engaged in community-academic partnerships. We seek stories from individuals who have first-hand experience engaging in community-academic partnerships to conduct research or deliver health services.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Journal

Religion and Ethics Seminars: Call for Proposals

Brian Steensland, Director

The Indiana University Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society is dedicated to connecting faculty, incubating research and creative activity, and promoting the awareness of IU scholarship in areas relating to religion, ethics, and values. The Consortium is pleased to announce a new initiative: The Religion and Ethics Seminars, a set of faculty-led, yearlong seminars on topics relating to religion, ethics, morality, and values. We invite proposals for seminars to run during the spring and fall semesters of 2017.

The Religion and Ethics Seminars

Key Elements

  • There will be multiple topical seminars running concurrently within the IU system.
  • Each seminar is co-led by two IU faculty members from different departments, units, or campuses. Seminar participants may include other faculty members, students, or community members. They are intended to be interdisciplinary.
  • Each seminar addresses a topic of shared concern related to religion, ethics, or values. Examples might include religion and medical decision-making, environmental ethics and local action, Islam in the public sphere, global business ethics, art and the public good, legal ethics, faith communities and urban engagement, the moral obligations of the public university, or ethical dilemmas of information technologies.
  • Seminars meet six times over two concurrent semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall)
  • Seminars may be organized toward objectives relating to research, collaboration, practical problem solving, creative activity, teaching, and/or public outreach. Proposals for a seminar should describe the topic, goals, activities, potential participants, and views of success. 


  • Each faculty co-leader receives $1000 in their research account to recognize their organizational contribution to the seminar. (Faculty co-leaders outside IU administrative systems, such as those at IPFW, will receive direct payments.)
  • Seminars receive a commitment of $2000 to cover operating expenses, including hospitality, support for outside speakers, and/or logistics. Receipts for expenses will be submitted for reimbursement.
  • Additional funding may be requested for specific activities.
  • Successful seminars will be eligible for renewal.


The application deadline for the Spring-Fall 2017 funding cycle is November 3, 2016. All efforts will be undertaken to make funding decisions within two weeks.  

Application Process

Proposals should include the following information:

  • Seminar title.
  • Faculty co-leaders. For each leader, include information about department, school, and campus along with a brief biographical sketch.
  • Seminar description. Describe the topic of the seminar, highlight how the topic is connected to religion and/or ethics, and how those connections will be engaged in the seminar.
  • Seminar activities and objectives. Describe the projected activities of the seminar and how those activities relate to the seminar’s larger objectives. (Note that the six seminar meetings need not all be of the same type.)
  • Seminar success. Describe how the success of the seminar will be evaluated in the eyes of the leaders.
  • Anticipated participants. For illustrative purposes, list some names and/or types of anticipated participants, including university-affiliated participants, community participants, and outside speakers/panelists, where relevant.

To apply, click herePlease direct questions to Brian Steensland, Director of the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society ( Additional information about the Consortium, including events and activities, can be found here.

Proposal Development & Submission for Humanities Scholars Presentation & Conversation Series

workshops-scheduleThis series of three presentations addresses the value of funded research for career development for humanities faculty. The presentations 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. The series is anticipated to repeat during Spring 2017.

The workshops include “Preliminary Considerations,” which will be held from 1-2:30pm on Thursday, September 29th in Cavanaugh 508; “Top 10 Successes and Blunders,” which will be held from 4-5:30pm on Thursday, October 27th in Cavanaugh 508; and “Develop Your Proposal to Turn Ideas into Funding,” which will be held from 1-2:30pm on Friday, November 4th in Cavanaugh 508.

This series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts. For more information or to register for these sessions, please visit OVCR’s website.

IU announces new international research grants

A new funding opportunity sponsored by President Michael A. McRobbie is available to support high-impact international collaborative research projects that engage one or more of IU’s Global Gateways and the communities they serve.

Indiana University’s Global Gateways in China, Europe, and India are designed to strengthen and broaden IU’s global engagement through support for research and teaching, conferences and workshops, study abroad opportunities, and engagement with alumni, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations. The Gateways provide logistical support and facilities for IU faculty, students, and alumni, creating the context in which international collaborations and exchanges flourish. (Read more about IU’s Global Gateways.)

Projects may be based at a Gateway or within the region served by a Gateway, but in either case should make full use of the resources, expertise, and networks of one or more Gateways. Applicants are required to consult with the faculty director of the relevant IU Global Gateway prior to submission to determine project feasibility and engagement with the Gateway.

Proposals are due October 21, 2016, and must be submitted through IU’s new InfoReady grant application system.

The Request for Proposals and application materials are available here.


IU Grand Challenges 2016 RFP Announcement

10815833_GIU is releasing the request for proposals for the second round of Grand Challenges funding. The RFP is available here.

Almost a year ago, the university sought applications for the first round of Grand Challenges funding. We received 21 preliminary proposals from more than 400 faculty on six campuses, representing 29 schools and 37 centers. Five were selected for development into full proposals, and five impressive, compelling proposals were submitted in late April.

Following extensive faculty and community review, on June 20, 2016, at a packed event in Indianapolis, President McRobbie announced IU’s first Grand Challenge commitment: the Precision Health Initiative. PHI is a university-wide partnership dedicated to optimizing the prevention and treatment of human diseases through a more precise understanding of the genetic, developmental, behavioral and environmental factors that contribute to an individual’s health.

Led by Anantha Shekhar, the August M. Watanabe Professor and IU School of Medicine executive associate dean of research, PHI involves almost 40 new hires in the School of Medicine, the Schools of Public Health and Nursing on the IUPUI campus, and the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Informatics and Computing on the Bloomington campus. It also includes participation by key business and community partners, including Eli Lilly and Co., Roche Diagnostics, Cook Regentec, Deloitte, Regenstrief Institute, and IU Health.

The other four full proposal teams were invited to revise and resubmit this year, one on an expedited basis for review this fall.

But we are also turning our attention to new Grand Challenges proposals, and the RFP released today is part of a process that includes some important changes:

  1. The process seeks shorter, more focused proposals than last year. This should not only reduce the burden on proposal teams and reviewers, but also focus attention on the five most important criteria: impact, external partnerships, intra- and inter-campus interdisciplinary collaboration, strategic leveraging of IU resources, and sustainability.
  2. The deans and department chairs are being asked to play a more active role in sparking conversations about possible Grand Challenge initiatives, identifying topics that leverage existing strengths, facilitating the formation of teams, and encouraging and supporting strong proposals. The deans will also be invited to review the full proposals next spring.
  3. My office and the deans will be jointly funding teaching releases for leaders of teams preparing full proposals, where such releases are feasible given teaching schedules and other demands.
  4. In addition to public presentations of the full proposals on the IUPUI and Bloomington campuses, as was the case last year, teams this year will have a separate opportunity to present full proposals to members of the faculty, community, and administrative review committees.
  5. In addition to review by the Grand Challenges faculty review committee, community advisory board, and administrative steering committee, we will be sending out full proposals for external review by substantive experts.

You can read more about these and other changes in the new RFP or at

In the meantime, congratulations to Anantha Shekhar and his team for blazing the trail with IU’s first Grand Challenge. Thank you very much to all of the colleagues who participated in last year’s Grand Challenges process as proposal authors, advisors, and reviewers, and especially to the full proposal team leaders and members. And thanks to all of you for your patience and support as Indiana University moves forward on this significant investment in our faculty, our research infrastructure, and the State of Indiana.

National Humanities Center offers residential fellowships for post-doctorate humanities work

national humanities center logoThe National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2017 through May 2018. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international in scope and welcomes applications from scholars outside the United States.

Areas of Special Interest. Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research, including fellowships for environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, theology, and a young woman in philosophy. The Center also invites applicants from scholars in inter-disciplinary fields, including African American Studies, area studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies.

Stipends. The amounts awarded are individually determined, according to the needs of the Fellow and the Center’s ability to meet them. The Center seeks to provide at least half salary and covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents.

Facilities and Services. The Center provides a rich environment for individual research and the exchange of ideas. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. The stunning Archie K. Davis building includes private studies for Fellows, conference rooms, a central commons for dining, lounges, and reading areas. The Center’s unparalleled, comprehensive library service supports Fellows by fulfilling thousands of requests for books and other research materials from our partner institutions in the Triangle, usually within 24 hours, and libraries around the world. Library staff also provide reference assistance and instruction in new online research tools.

Support. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Deadline and Application Procedures. Applicants submit an application form, a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. The application form and instructions may be found at the Center’s website. Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted online by October 18, 2016.

Call for Proposals 2016-17 | Indiana University – Freie Universität Berlin Joint Research Workshops and Short-term Research Stays

With the goal of facilitating research cooperation, Freie Universität Berlin and Indiana University Seal of Freie Universitat of Berlinhave established a joint funding program to support annual joint research workshops and short-term research stays for the academic years 2016/17 and 2017/18. Each university will contribute € 30,000 / US$ 33,000 each year and commit to encouraging faculty and academic staff to seek support for joint projects from this fund.

FUB-IU joint research workshops and short-term research stays allow researchers to identify complementary research strengths and are intended to facilitate joint research collaborations. Proposals should have a clearly defined research focus and serve as a catalyst for the development of new research projects. The project format and duration is not pre-defined and workshops and research stays can take place in Berlin or in Indiana. Workshop participants should include both senior and junior researchers. Researchers can participate in more than one project provided that the projects are not submitted in the same cycle.

The scientific motivation for holding the workshop or planning a short-term research stay should be clearly explained, including how the involved FUB and IU institutes or departments can profit long term from this cooperation and what synergies will arise. Inclusion of German non-university research institutions such as Max Planck Institutes, Helmholtz Centers, and others, inSeal of Indiana University the projects is encouraged; however, any additional costs must be covered by those partners themselves. The call is not limited to a specific academic field; projects can be either focused on one discipline or be of interdisciplinary character.

Submission of proposals

Proposals can only be submitted by permanent/tenured professors of Freie Universität Berlin and tenured or tenure-track faculty members of Indiana University. It is required that workshops involve at least two tenure-stream faculty members, as well as at least two junior researchers (PhD students or post-docs), at each university. Total project costs shall not exceed € 10,000 for short-term research stays and € 15,000 for joint workshops (including travel), of which FUB and IU will each cover 50% under this call.

Selection criteria

Funding for joint research workshops and short-term research stays is provided on a competitive basis. Projects will be selected by a joint IU-FUB committee, giving particular attention to the following criteria:
• Clearly formulated goals of the project
• Information on envisaged synergies
• Level of concreteness of future joint research, including timeframe and information on plans for seeking extramural funding and steps for developing a joint proposal
• Compatibility with the FUB/IU research profiles (e.g. nature, excellence of project leaders, wide scope of the different fields/labs represented in the proposed project).

Submission and deadlines

Proposals for FUB-IU research workshops and short-term research stays should be submitted in English. They should not exceed 4 pages and have the following information attached:
• Timeframe/Date for the project (projects should be completed within 12 months of award)
• Budget calculation and budget justification
• Written statement of support from respective FUB/IU faculty/department.
• Information on project leaders on both sides and list of other FUB/IU participants

In 2016, joint proposals can be submitted at the following dates:
15 May, 2016
15 September, 2016

Researchers should submit their joint proposal simultaneously in Berlin and in Indiana. Proposals should be sent electronically to the following addresses:

Freie Universität Berlin:
Center for International Cooperation
Judith Winkler
Freie Universität Berlin
Tel: +49 30 838 73949

Indiana University:
Shawn Reynolds
Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
Indiana University
Tel: +1 812 856 9024
For further information please contact the above listed staff.