Research grant to help cover allowable expenses for research or
creative activity, up to $5000.
The CEAH encourages
projects that cross discipline lines or that lend themselves to
interdisciplinary conversation. During the year the
Center will call upon its Fellows to talk briefly about their scholarly
projects to other Fellows and diverse members of the university community.
Awards are available for tenured or tenure-track faculty only.
Fellows 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.
For FY11, recipients of CEAH fellowships in previous years are eligible;
however, preference will be given to applicants who have not received
funding during the previous two years.
Faculty who are receiving internally funded summer research support
at the college level are eligible to apply for teaching release
State funds are used to support this program, so faculty members
who wish to apply for the salary award option and have other salary
commitments for summer 2011 (teaching or administrative) should contact
the Center regarding their eligibility.
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 summer teaching
and/or research activities.
A-base faculty are eligible to apply for salary support if the buyout
is approved at the department and college levels.
Faculty members who wish to apply for the salary award option and
who will receive salary support in June from another administrative
unit may not be eligible for the full fellowship award. Please contact
the Center if you have questions about your eligibility.
FY10 (July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010) proposals
accepted between January 11, 2010 and February 9, 2010. There will be no
further applications accepted
Proposed projects must demonstrate a connection to the arts and/or
The CEAH does not support the scholarship of teaching. Faculty interested
in submitting a proposal on pedagogy should visit the website for
the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, found at http://www.celt.iastate.edu/grants_awards/grants.html
Applicants are encouraged to review the evaluation
criteria the Center uses to rank proposals.
Do not include supplemental illustrations or artwork within or as
an attachment to the application form. If you believe graphic information
is essential to your proposal, please contact the Center.
In cases of collaborative grants, explain the role and
responsibility of each applicant.
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 release of funds.
CEAH's evaluation of applications is strictly on the merits of
the proposals. The applicant's choice of research grant, summer salary
support, or teaching release will not enter into the determination of
You will be asked to specify your preferred disbursement method on
the application form. Please review the eligibility section above,
which includes additional information regarding awards disbursed as
Funds to release faculty from teaching are available to departments to cover
one course at the standard amount (not to exceed $7,500) for either Fall '10
or Spring '11 semester. Applicants seeking a one-course teaching release will
be eligible for fall or spring semester but not both. They need not specify
in their application which semester, as that may be best determined
subsequently by faculty grantees in consultation with their department
When circumstances prevent successful applicants from availing themselves of
the teaching release, CEAH will offer grantees the alternative of a summer
salary (see below).
Salary support is the equivalent of one month's salary, plus fringe
benefits, up to $5,000 total cost to the University. Salary support will be paid out in June
unless alternate arrangements are approved in advance by the
Award is disbursed as one payment,
and the funds may be used without time or purchasing restrictions.
No budget need be submitted with your application.
University fringe benefits, taxes, and personal deductions are
withheld, decreasing the overall amount of the award.
Funds will be made available in a university (700) account to cover
allowable expenses that will most benefit the project: travel expenses
(including airfare and lodging but not per diems), materials, supplies,
and hourly wages. Purchases should be made in compliance with the
University's procurement policies and will be approved at the department
Funding is available immediately
and is received in full; taxes are not withheld, and fringe benefits
are not deducted.
Funding is available for allowable
expenses only. All funds must be spent by June 30, 2011. An itemized
budget must be submitted with the application, and subsequent changes
to the budget must be approved by the Center. Supplies and equipment
purchased through university grant accounts are considered property
of the University.
Applicants are required to use the electronic application
form provided. The text of the form must be typed in 12-point double-spaced
type--no exceptions. Do not include supplemental illustrations or
artwork within or as an attachment to the application form. If you
believe graphic information is essential to your proposal, please
contact the Center.
Download the CEAH Fellowship
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:
- the completed application
- an itemized budget (this is required only if applicant is requesting
a grant account; applications requesting summer salary support
or a teaching release do
not require a budget.
- your two-page curriculum vitae
- applications seeking summer salary or a grant account need a letter of
transmission from your department chair.
Applications seeking a teaching release need a letter of support from your
department chair. You only
need provide one copy of this letter (Chairs: please do not rank
multiple submissions from your department or program.)
Please collate and staple copies; do not use paperclips or binder
Contact the Center staff with questions regarding the application
Margaret LaWare (English)
"Speaking to America's College Women:
Changing Perspectives on Women's Lives, Work and Leadership in Post WWII
Julia Dominguez (World Languages and Cultures)
"Imaginary Cartographies: The
Creation of Utopian Spaces in the Age of Discovery"
Heidi Hohmann (Landscape Architecture)
"A Scenic and Civic Hydrology:
History of the Minneapolis Park System (PDF)
Other proposals may be available upon request.