providing assistance with final copyediting.
All tenured arts and humanities ISU faculty are eligible to apply.
Recipients must be returning to Iowa State University the following
academic year. An award will need to be forfeited if the recipient
decides not to return to ISU subsequent to award notification.
Applicants who wish to choose a semester course release option
as the award payment method must provide a letter of support from their
department chair stating the department's awareness of and approval of this
release time and estimate of cost.
Former award winners of the Center are eligible to be
collaborators on these awards at any time; however, the committee may take a
faculty member's recent CEAH award into consideration when rating proposals.
Arts and humanities faculty applying for the Collaborative Arts and
Humanities Grant Writing Award are not precluded from applying for a CEAH
Fellowship for Scholarship and Creative Activity during the same fiscal
year. However, unless both applications are clearly superior to others under
consideration, it is unlikely that the committee would decide to fund both
State funds are used to support this program, therefore faculty members
who wish to apply for the salary award option but have other salary
commitments for the summer (teaching or administrative) should contact the
Center regarding their eligibility. Faculty members who wish to apply for
the summer salary award option and who will receive summer salary support in
June or July from another administrative unit may not be eligible for a full
B-base faculty who are teaching during the summer may apply for the
salary option, but only if their payment for teaching does not exceed
one-ninth of their current academic salary. That is, a faculty member may
receive no more than two months of salary from state funds for summer
teaching and/or research activities.
A-base faculty are ineligible to apply for the summer salary option.
Please contact the Center if you have questions about your
Proposed projects must involve two collaborators, each from a different
arts and humanities discipline. Support will be provided for scholarly
projects at any stage, including the planning stage.
Proposals in which the arts and humanities are in genuine collaboration,
not one in service to the other, will be ranked highest. Proposals should
clearly state the intellectual or creative justification for the project
(for example, how the project complements, challenges, or expands current
studies in the field(s), and what makes the project uniquely suited
for collaborative work).
Applicants are encouraged to review the
evaluation criteria the Center
uses to rank proposals.
Compliance Approval: If the proposal involves animal subjects, human
subjects, radioisotope or radiation producing device use, recombinant DNA,
animal or plant pathogens, or biological toxins, you must obtain approval
from the appropriate Office of Research Compliance administrative review
committee(s) prior to the release of the funds.
You will be asked to specify your preferred disbursement method on
the application form.
Each collaborator may elect to take either the semester course
buyout or summer month salary option. The total award must be divided
equally between participants and may not exceed $10,000. Please review the
Eligibility section above, which includes additional information regarding
awards disbursed as salary support.
Course Release Support
Course release support is the equivalent of one course buyout (up
to $5,000/course). Course release support may be used in either the fall
semester of 2008 or the spring semester of 2009 with the pre-approval of the
Advantages: Award money may be used toward course release time in either
fall or spring semester.
Disadvantages: CEAH funds course releases up to $5,000. Some departments may
charge more for a course release. If so, the applicant would then be
personally required to make up any difference. Applicants should contact
their home departments to determine whether this issue would apply to them.
Summer Salary Support
Summer salary support is the equivalent of up to one month's salary, plus
fringe benefits, up to $5,000 in total. Summer salary support will be paid
out in July 2008 or June 2009 (FY09).
Advantages:Award is disbursed as one payment, and the
funds may be used without time or purchasing restrictions.
Disadvantages:Fringe benefits are deducted and taxes are
withheld, decreasing the overall amount of the award.
Applicants are required to use the electronic application
form provided. The text of the form must be typed in 12-point double-spaced
Download the CEAH
Collaborative Arts and Humanities Grant Writing Award
Application Form (Word)
Submission: Proposals should be sent by campus mail
or hand-delivered to the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities
(171 Carver Hall) and should include 17 copies of the following:
Please collate and staple copies; do not use paperclips or binder
Contact the Center staff at 294-1594 with questions regarding the application