IUPUI Arts & Humanities Grant Deadline is February 15!

The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Grant deadline will be here sooner than you think. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get your application together. Here’s what you need to know to get started . . .

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.


All full-time tenured and tenure-eligible faculty from all schools and units at IUPUI are eligible to apply. Under certain circumstances, non-tenure-track faculty members whose evaluation criteria include research or creative activity may also be eligible with an explanation in the letter of support from their chair or dean.

Visiting and associate faculty members and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible.

An associate member (or non-eligible member) of the IUPUI faculty can be a participant in a grant in collaboration with a PI who is an eligible member of the IUPUI faculty.


All grants are intended for support of research and scholarly activity, and not for support of teaching and/or service activities. Scholarship of teaching may be supported under this grant program, if it has strong and clearly articulated research outcomes.

Projects will be limited to one (1) year in duration.

Funds will not be granted for a project currently supported by another internal funding mechanism, unless a case is made in justifying the complementary funding.

An investigator may not serve as PI on more than one IAHI grant proposal in a given round.

Applications will be judged on the merit of the proposed research or creative activity, qualifications of the applicant, significance of the research to the field, the potential for additional external funding, and the project’s importance to the individual’s future research plans. Applications for new projects are encouraged.


A. Small Travel Grants for Conferences and Exhibitions: up to $500 to support travel to a conference or exhibition related to a research or creative project.

B. Event Support Grants: up to $1,000 to support a public event at IUPUI related to a research or creative project.

C. Research/Creative Activity Grant: up to $5,000 for travel, equipment, materials, space, hourly assistance, etc. This grant does not require a match. A grant recipient may apply and receive this grant on a yearly basis.

D. Matching Grant for Research/Creative Activity: up to $15,000 which might be used for such things as release time, summer salary, research assistant support, or a research workshop or conference, as well as incidental expenses. This grant requires a 1 to 2 match from the school, department, and/or center sponsoring the faculty (i.e. two thirds or 66.67% of funds come from IAHI, and one third or 33.33% from the faculty’s unit). Salary requests are allowed and cannot exceed one month of salary per person. A Matching Grant recipient is eligible to apply for a new Matching Grant no sooner than two years from the previous grant proposal submission.

E. Collaborative Grant for Research/Creative Activity: up to $30,000 to support research projects and scholarly activities that are conducted by a team of two or more arts and humanities faculty from different units on campus. Funds might be used for such things as release time, summer salary, research assistant support, or a research workshop or conference, as well as incidental expenses. This grant does not require a match from the school, department, and/or center of applying faculty. Funding preference in this category will be given to projects that correspond to one of the following themes: a) Social Justice and the Urban Environment, b) Communication and Exchange in the Digital Age

Click here to learn more or apply for a grant.


Greening IUPUI Grant now available

From Sustainability at IUPUI:

All IUPUI students, faculty, and staff are welcome to apply for a Greening IUPUI Grant. Greening IUPUI Grants are awarded one time per year to projects that further campus sustainability efforts. IUPUI dedicates a total of $50,000 annually to fund these projects. Applications are open now and will be accepted through February 1.

Proposals should focus on areas like planning and administration; academic; campus engagement; public engagement; operations; and health and wellness. They will be evaluated based on the potential improvement of IUPUI’s STARS score; long-term impact for IUPUI; high-impact learning experiences; visibility; student involvement; reasonable timeline and feasibility; and financial considerations. The full guidelines are available here, and you can preview the application here.

For more information or to apply, click here.

IUPUI Limited Submissions Funding Opportunity from the NSF

View the full limited submission listing on the IU Research Gateway. The internal deadline is January 8, 2018.

The American National Election Studies (ANES) produces high quality data from its own surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation. The mission of the ANES is to inform explanations of election outcomes by providing data that support rich hypothesis testing, maximize methodological excellence, measure any variables, and promote comparisons across people, contexts, and time. The ANES serves this mission by providing researchers with a view of the political world through the eyes of ordinary citizens.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has helped to support this enterprise since 1970. During this period, the survey has been conducted primarily using a face to face design where trained interviewers go into households to conduct their interviews. In addition to face to face surveys, ANES has conducted mode comparisons using random digit dialing (RDD) and, in recent years, web-based platforms. ANES has also conducted several other enhancements. For instance, several panel studies have been conducted including a 29-wave panel study conducted around the 2008 election. Other innovations have included oversamples of African Americans, oversamples of Hispanics with the instrument translated into Spanish and surveys conducted by bi-lingual interviewers, experimentation with new instrumentation, and recruitment of respondents.

Two awards will be made from the ANES Competition. Only one application will be accepted per institution. Funding for both awards is anticipated to be $11,500,000, pending the availability of appropriations.

To apply for the IU internal competition, see the limited submission listing on the research gateway. The internal deadline is January 8, 2018.

IUPUI Limited Submissions Funding Opportunities from the NEA

From the Office of the Vice President for Research:

The following limited submissions funding opportunities are currently accepting applications.

NEA Art Works

This opportunity shares a limitation with the NEA Challenge American Program. The internal deadline is January 8, 2018.

Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, NEA supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

Applications are encouraged for artistically excellent projects that celebrate America’s creativity and cultural heritage; invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups; and enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.

NEA Challenge America

This opportunity shares a limitation with the NEA Art Works Program. The internal deadline is January 8, 2018.

The Challenge America category offers support primarily to small- and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations – those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

For a list of more upcoming deadlines, visit the Limited Submissions section of the IU Research Gateway.

IUPUI Center for Study of Religion and American Culture receives Lilly Endowment grant

View the original article from the IUPUI Newsroom.

Round-table conference hosted by the IUPUI Center for Study of Religion and American Culture

There can be a sense of isolation for young professors teaching classes about religion in North America. They come out of graduate programs to begin their careers at small colleges or universities as the school’s sole instructor on the subject. Their professional outlook, and maybe even their personal well-being, would be greatly enhanced by a postgraduate peer group.

IUPUI offers just that in its Young Scholars in American Religion program through the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts. And through a recent $1.15 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the program will continue benefiting those just-starting-out scholars for the next five years.

“This gives them a community. Together they will work on issues related to scholarship, teaching, career goals, how to get promoted and tenured, how to get along with difficult colleagues, and life/work balance — and that group will stay close for the rest of their careers,” said Philip Goff, Chancellor’s Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies and the center’s director since 2000. “A lot of these people don’t know each other until they meet that first time in Indianapolis, and they become best friends by the end.”

More than 160 faculty have gone through the program, which began in 1991 and has been funded by Lilly since 2002. Each installation of the program is composed of 10 to 12 new faculty paired with two senior mentors; they meet four to five times over two years. Admission is highly competitive, with only about 10 percent of applicants accepted.

“New faculty members stepping into their first teaching posts face several professional challenges as they work to balance teaching and research responsibilities,” said Christopher L. Coble, Lilly Endowment’s vice president for religion. “The Young Scholars in American Religion program has established an excellent track record in providing mentors to younger faculty to help them make this transition.”

“The program not only helps young faculty survive — it helps them thrive,” Goff said. “And they continue to turn to each other for good advice.”

In addition to maintaining the Young Scholars in American Religion program, the grant from Lilly Endowment will also fund several more years of the Center’s biennial conferences on religion and American culture.

Held every June in odd-numbered years, the two-day conferences bring together scholars across various disciplines. Speakers sit three at a time at a round table in the center of a room with risers all around it for the other conference attendees. They are given a question in advance and allowed ten minutes to offer their comments; then the discussion continues in the audience for the next hour.

“We purposely tried to remake the academic conference,” Goff said. “We avoided multiple sessions where people go in different directions. Everyone’s together in the same room for each discussion for several days, so the conversation builds. There’s a lot of cross-fertilization of ideas — it’s intense.

“It has quickly taken on an aura. At traditional conferences where speakers deliver papers, people talk about the ‘Indianapolis way,’ commenting on how IUPUI does things differently. We try to promote a culture of conversation.”

IU Collaborative Research Grants

The 2017-18 Indiana University Collaborative Research Grants program is now accepting proposals through 5pm on January 18, 2018. Click here for full application details.

The IUCRG program is a university-wide program designed to jump-start revolutionary research projects that stand outside disciplinary bounds. It encourages new faculty collaborations across traditional disciplinary, campus, school, or departmental boundaries.

Teams will include experts from a minimum of two and a maximum of five different disciplinary areas. The maximum funding per project is $75,000. IUCRG recipients are required to apply for external funding within 18 months from the date that IUCRG funds are disbursed.

IUPUI introduces micro-scholarships for high school students

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Indiana high school students looking to learn more about scholarships and financial aid have a free resource at their fingertips to prepare for admission to college: RaiseMe scholarships. IUPUI has begun a partnership with the online college-readiness platform to give high school students the ability to earn micro-scholarships for college starting as early as ninth grade.

On RaiseMe, high school students interested in IUPUI are able to earn incremental micro-scholarships from the university for each of their individual achievements throughout high school. The scholarships range from academic to extracurricular and more.

“At IUPUI, there is no question that a college education is a major investment. When students select IUPUI, they can feel confident they’re getting a great value for their tuition dollars. We strive to make their college education affordable by keeping tuition low, offering substantial amounts of financial aid and providing programs designed to help students minimize their college debt,” said Boyd Bradshaw, IUPUI’s associate vice chancellor for enrollment management.

“Our exciting partnership with RaiseMe is one more way we can help provide educational opportunities for future Jaguars who choose to make their college home here at IUPUI,” Bradshaw said.

Students can also earn RaiseMe micro-scholarships for college-readiness activities, like visiting IUPUI’s campus, attending a college fair, or receiving 21st Century Scholar or Frank O’Bannon honors from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Over time, as students progress through high school, RaiseMe’s accumulating micro-scholarships are designed to encourage students’ personal and academic development while providing them with a new way to track expected scholarships and financial aid from the university.

Already, high school students have cumulatively earned more than $12 million in scholarships from IUPUI through RaiseMe – money that is guaranteed upon applying to, being accepted by, and committing to IUPUI.

This fall, Indiana University South Bend also launched a micro-scholarship program on RaiseMe. In total, two IU campuses and 11 other Indiana colleges and universities are currently offering these micro-scholarships to eligible high school students. Nationwide, nearly 1 million high school students have earned micro-scholarships on RaiseMe.

IUPUI Limited Submission Research Notice

Visit the limited submission listing here.

Seeking to advance public understanding of religion and theology, the Henry Luce Foundation’s Theology Program invites inquiries for university-based projects that are centrally animated by faculty members based at research institutions. Through competitively-awarded grants to research universities, the Luce Foundation’s Theology Program aims to support collaborative, experimental, and field-shaping initiatives that enliven the practice of public scholarship.

The Foundation welcomes inquiries for public scholarship projects that cross religious, geographic, and academic boundaries; advance scholarship that critically examines received assumptions about religion, secularity, and public culture; and/or work inventively at the intersections of theological inquiry and the multidisciplinary study of religion.

Grants may fund a wide range of possible activities, including (but not limited to) publicly engaged humanities and social science research; support for the next generation of scholars, teachers, and public intellectuals; creative uses of digital technologies and new publication platforms; and multi-institutional collaborations of various kinds. Grant amounts between $250,000 and $750,000 will be considered. Projects should begin no earlier than July 1, 2018, and should typically be completed in less than 5 years.

Only one application from Indiana University may be submitted. To apply for the IU internal competition, view the limited submission listing.

ACLS extends, adds programs to support greater number of humanities scholars

Via the ACLS:

The American Council of Learned Societies, the largest private funder of individual fellowships and grants in the humanities in the United States, continues to expand its support for scholars in the humanities.

This fall, ACLS announced that it would increase the number of awards offered through the ACLS Fellowship program from 71 to up to 80 annually over the next four years. The growth of the program is designed to increase support for the research of scholars at teaching-intensive colleges and universities, where faculty have comparatively greater teaching responsibilities and both less time and fewer resources to advance their scholarship.

The ACLS Fellowship program is the oldest and largest of ACLS’s 14 fellowship and grant programs, through which ACLS supports nearly 350 scholars each year. The expansion is made possible by a grant from Arcadia—a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. The partnership with Arcadia will help ACLS, known for its rigorous standards of peer review, demonstrate an inclusive ideal of academic excellence. The ACLS Fellowship program provides awards ranging from $40,000 to $70,000 to scholars across all fields in the humanities.

“In the United States today, some see higher education as a private good: workforce training that rewards individuals with job placements upon graduation. Our view is that education prepares individuals for a lifetime of both productive work and thoughtful citizenship,” said Pauline Yu, president of ACLS. “Such an education requires teacher-scholars who are dynamically engaged with humanities research. We are incredibly grateful that this contribution from Lisbet and Peter will help more faculty at a wider range of colleges and universities fulfill that role.”

Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin co-founded Arcadia in 2002. Peter Baldwin is the Global Distinguished Professor in the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University. His latest book is a trans-national legal history of copyright from 1710 to the present. He is also a member of the ACLS Board of Directors. Lisbet Rausing did her PhD at Harvard University, where she was also a lecturer and assistant professor. She has written two academic monographs as well as numerous scholarly articles. Lisbet founded, and remains a director of, Ingleby Farms & Forests, which today owns and farms more than 100,000 hectares in nine countries.

This year ACLS also continued its tradition of strengthening individual fields of inquiry through a new partnership made possible by a major grant from the Getty Foundation. The Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art program, which began accepting applications this year, succeeds the Getty Foundation’s earlier postdoctoral fellowship program that named its last fellows in 2009. The 10 annual awards of $60,000 are designed to enable early career scholars to carry out ambitious research projects that broaden the understanding of art and its history. The fellowships are fully portable, allowing fellows significant latitude to visit the places necessary to conduct their research. This is a global program, accepting applications from scholars throughout the world. The Getty/ACLS program joins other ACLS initiatives that advance particular fields of study, including China Studies, Buddhist Studies, and American art.

ACLS draws on the perspectives of its member learned societies and other leaders in the academic humanities as it designs new funding programs. Over the past year, ACLS hosted a series of meetings with community college presidents and faculty, who offered advice about how ACLS might support scholars teaching in two-year colleges with targeted programming.

Limited Submission Research Notice for IUPUI

A funding opportunity is available for IUPUI faculty and staff interested in designing a Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary Educators.

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators are intensive academic programs whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators (administrators, curriculum developers, education ministry officials, teachers, teacher trainers, or textbook writers) the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, education, culture, and institutions. The ultimate goal is to promote the development and improvement of courses and teaching about the United States at secondary schools and teacher training institutions abroad.

Each Institute should be designed as an intensive, academically rigorous seminar for an experienced group of educators from abroad. Institutes should be organized through an integrated series of lectures, readings, seminar discussions, regional travel, and site visits, and should also include sessions that expose participants to U.S. pedagogical philosophy and practice. The study tour and local site visits should directly complement the academic program and provide opportunities for participants to observe and partake in varied aspects of American life. In addition, all Institutes should foster ECA’s mission to promote mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and other countries. Thus, the programs should include robust opportunities for participants to meet Americans from a variety of backgrounds, to interact with their U.S. peers.

One award of approximately $1,050,000 for a base year and two non-competitive continuations of 12 and 18 months will be provided to awardees. Applications must be submitted through U.S. post-secondary education institutions, and only one application will be submitted from Indiana University. If more than one proposal is received from IU, all IU submissions will be declared ineligible.

To apply for IU Internal competition, submit the following documents electronically to limited submission, limsub@iu.edu, by November 27, 2017. Required documents include 1) a project narrative; 2) a letter of support from a Chair or Dean; and 3) an abbreviated CV or biosketch for the PI. To expedite the review process, we request that investigators who intend to submit a proposal send an email 1 week before the internal deadline with the intended investigator names/affiliations and proposal title to limsub@iu.edu with the subject line: L0443 Notice of Intent. IUPUI applicants must copy Etta Ward, emward@iupui.edu, on submissions.

Limited Submission URL: http://limsub.iu.edu/limsub/LimSubDetail.asp?Number=4146