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Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

Grant Writing Assistance Program



If you are ISU faculty and would like assistance with writing an external grant application that supports an arts or humanities project, the CEAH is offering assistance on a first come, first serve basis beginning May 1, 2009, ending August 15, 2009.

Requests for assistance must be received by Monday, April 20, 2009. Simply send an email that identifies the grant, grant deadline and guidelines, and your summer timeline. Email requests may be sent to: snorvell@iastate.edu.

If the CEAH schedules your grant application for a written critique, a complete draft must be submitted at an agreed upon time. The Center will provide a written critique of the narrative and budget, addressing such questions as the following*:

  • Does the grant meet grant guidelines, stay within page limits, answer all questions, follow the required format, etc.?


  • Is the grant clearly and persuasively written for its intended audience? For example, does the narrative avoid jargon and provide adequate details? Are the project goals clear and reasonable?


  • Is the budget detailed, reasonable, and accurate?


  • Is the project timeline reasonable?


  • *Note: The Center is willing to address specific questions or concerns other than those stated above, if they are stated in advance. If time allows, revised applications will be read and critiqued but final editing and proofing will not be provided.