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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 vary and are listed below with each RFP.
Applications are accepted through email submission only. 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


Planning Grant

CLOSED - Letter of Intent due 5pm, Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014
Full Proposal (by invitation) due November 3, 2014

Planning Grant RFP and Guidelines (PDF)
Planning Grant Application (DOCX)
List of AAU-recognized Agencies (Excel)

CEAH invites proposals from associate and full professors for support in creating competitive applications to prestigious awards, fellowships, and grants from funding agencies recognized by the Association of American Universities (AAU) Projects must be focused to meet the expectations and review criteria of a specific AAU-recognized funding agency, and should build on an already established body of creative or research-related scholarship that is ready to form the basis of a competitive application. Awardees are expected to work with the CEAH and Office of the Vice President for Research in the process of drafting and submitting the applications.

Research Grant

Application deadline CLOSED: 5pm, Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014
Research Grant RFP and Guidelines (PDF)
Research Grant Application (DOCX)

The CEAH provides grants for research and creative activity that will make a significant contribution to the scholarly development and academic career progression of faculty in the arts, design and humanities. Projects should employ predominantly artistic and humanistic approaches and have outcomes clearly falling within the arts and humanities disciplines.

Symposium Grant

Application deadline: 5pm, Monday, November 3, 2014
Symposium Grant RFP and Guidelines(PDF)
Symposium Grant Application (DOCX)

The CEAH provides Symposium Grants to support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia, or seminars on ISU's campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU's arts and humanities faculty. In addition to enhancing the ISU research mission these symposia should broadly benefit the intellectual environment at ISU, offering a public event, such as a keynote address, that will attract a broad audience.

CEAH Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities

Letter of Intent: CLOSED
Full Proposal (by invitation) due October 14, 2014

Fellowship Call for Proposals and Guidelines (PDF)

The CEAH invites proposals from associate and full professors to become the Spring 2015 Fellow in the Arts and Humanities. The intent of the fellowship is to distinguish a well-established ISU scholar who has recently completed a major scholarly project, or who will complete such a project during the early part of the fellowship period, and will present this research to the ISU community in public lectures and a short series of colloquia and forums. The activities of the CEAH Fellow in the Arts and Humanities will be distinguished in the media as an example of advanced creative and scholarly achievement in the arts and humanities at ISU.



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