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Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

  • Fellowship Award Evaluation Criteria
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Grant Evaluation Criteria
  • Collaborative Arts and Humanities Grant Writing Award Evaluation Criteria


  • Evaluation Criteria for Fellowships:
    Proposals for CEAH Fellowships are rated on a scale of zero to five, with each of the following criteria being worth one point:

    • Overall excellence of the proposal and the contribution it will make to the arts and humanities
    • Clarity and development of the narrative: the narrative is free from jargon and conveys clearly to a non-specialist audience the ideas, objectives, and/or methods of the project. An overview of the project and a description of which part of the study the applicant will undertake during the grant period has been provided.
    • Intellectual justification and need: It is clear how the project complements, challenges, or expands relevant studies in the field, and what makes the project distinctive. If the area is new to the applicant, the reason(s) for working in it are clear. If the application involves travel or other expenses, the budget is itemized and reasonable.
    • Intended results of the project are clear and sufficient: plans for books, articles, exhibitions, or performances, etc., are detailed, including, for example, potential publishers or performance/exhibition sites. If applicable, plans to seek external funding for future stages of the work are acknowledged and sources of such funding have been identified.
    • The application has not received summer-support funding in the past or has demonstrated that the proposal under review is for a separate project or new phase of the work previously funded.

    Evaluation Criteria for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Grants:
    Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Award proposals are rated on a scale of zero to five, with each of the following criteria being worth one point:

    • Overall excellence of the proposal
    • The distinctive disciplinary contribution of each collaborator, including his or her qualifications and record of acheivement
    • Clarity and development of the narrative: the narrative is free of jargon and conveys clearly to a nonspecialist audience the ideas, objectives, and methods of the project. An overview of the project has been provided in addition to a detailed description of the portion of the study the applicants will undertake during the grant period.
    • Intellectual justification and need: it is clear how the project complements, challenges, or exands relevant studies in the field(s), and what makes the project unique or well suited for collaborative work.
    • The intended results of the project are clear and sufficient: plans for an article, book, exhibition, performance, etc. are detailed. If applicable, plans to seek external funding for future stages of the work are acknowledged and sources of such funding have been identified. The likelihood is high that the result in an important publication, exhibition, or proposal for a major grant.


    Evaluation Criteria for Collaborative Arts and Humanities Grant Writing Award:
    Collaborative Arts and Humanities Grant Writing Award proposals are rated on a scale of zero to five, with each of the following criteria being worth one point:

    • Overall excellence of the proposal and the contribution it will make to both the arts and humanities
    • The distinctive disciplinary contribution of each collaborator, including his or her qualifications and record of acheivement
    • Clarity and development of the narrative: the narrative is free of jargon and conveys clearly to a non-specialist audience the ideas, objectives, and methods of the project. An overview of the project has been provided in addition to a detailed description of the portion of the study the applicants will undertake during the grant period
    • Intellectual justification and need: it is clear how the project complements, challenges, or expands relevant studies in the field(s), and what makes the project unique or well suited for collaborative work
    • The intended results of the project are clear and sufficient; moreover, they should involve both collaborators in the process and end product. The application should list possible grant(s) for which the collaborators will apply, explaining breifly why the grant(s) is/are suitable for the project. Plans for a resulting article, book, exhibition, performance, conference, should be detailed. The strongest grant writing proposal is one most likely to result in an important publication, exhibition, or performance.