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Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities


Internal Funding Opportunities


The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) sponsors opportunities for faculty to pursue internally-funded research.


The application deadlines for all RFP's and internal funding offered through the CEAH will be Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by 5pm.
Applications are accepted through email submission only - see each RFP. Full descriptions of these competitive research funding opportunities may be found by following the links provided below.


CEAH Past Awards and Research Grants



CEAH Sponsored Internal Funding


Faculty may apply to only one CEAH RFP per year, please see 'eligibility' in each RFP for any additional information.

Planning Grant

Application deadline: CLOSED
Planning Grant RFP and Guidelines (PDF)
Planning Grant Application (DOCX)

CEAH invites proposals from associate and full professors to fund a substantial project that will increase their competitiveness in applications to funding agencies recognized by the Association of American Universities (AAU) [see RFP: Eligibility]. Projects must focus on excellence in meeting the expectations and review criteria of a specific funding agency, and will be funded in the range of $10,000 to $12,000 for such purposes as travel, materials, research assistance, and release from teaching.

Research Grant

Application deadline: CLOSED
Research Grant RFP and Guidelines (PDF)
Research Grant Application (DOCX)

CEAH provides grants up to $5,000 to tenured and tenure-track faculty for research and creative activity in the arts and humanities. The intent of the grant is to contribute to the professional development of faculty by funding projects with research-related outcomes in humanistic scholarship, design, and creative artistic production.

Seed Grants for Collaborative Work

Application deadline: CLOSED until further notice.
RFP and Application PDF
RFP and Application DOC

CEAH provides seed grants for collaborative, interdisciplinary research and/or artistic production. These grants are created to support efforts that bring together existing strengths and capabilities to create programs that have the potential to compete nationally for significant recognition. Supported projects bring together teams of two or more faculty researchers to experiment and assume some risk in pursuing arts and humanities scholarship that cuts across normative academic boundaries. It is expected that funded research teams will pursue external funding to help insure the long-term sustainability of their projects.





Other ISU Funding Sources


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Grants Deadlines

Center of Excellence for Learning and Teaching (CELT) - Awards and Fellowships

Office of Executive Vice President and Provost - Internal Funding

Vice President for Research - Internal Funding



















Elisa Rizo and Madeleine Henry are the recipients of the 2012 CEAH Seed Grant Award for their work, "On the Other Side of Atlantis: Classica Africana in the Afro-Hispanic Diaspora."

More information on their research can be found here.




Jean Goodwin


Michael Dahlstrom

Jean Goodwin and Michael Dahlstrom are recipients of the 2011 CEAH Seed Grant Award for their work, "Science Communciation Ethics: Research and Teaching Case Studies of Advocacy and Spin"

Science and Communication @ ISU




Mary Swander


Dennis Chamberlin

Mary Swander and Dennis Chamberlin are recipients of the 2011 CEAH Seed Grant Award for their work, "Vang: Documenting Immigrant Farmers"




Debra Satterfield

Debra Satterfield is a recipient of the 2011 CEAH Seed Grant Award for her work, "Play IT: Educational Play Experiences for Children with Cognitive and Physical Disabilities"

For a more in-depth look into their research read the
Inside Iowa State article.