Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

CEAH-sponsored Internal Funding

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) provides internal grants to support faculty research in the arts and humanities. See individual grant programs below for the most recent descriptions, deadlines, and guidelines.

See past awards and recipients

Research Grant

Spring 2016 application deadline: noon, February 2, 2016

The CEAH provides grants for research and creative activity that makes 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.

Spring 2016 Research Grant RFP and Guidelines (PDF)
Research Grant Application Template(DOCX)

CEAH Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities

Letter of Intent: CLOSED
Full Proposal (by invitation): CLOSED

The CEAH invites proposals from associate or full professors to be selected as the 2016 CEAH 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 peer-recognized creative or humanistic scholarly project. The CEAH Fellow develops a series of topical public lectures, colloquia, and workshops for the ISU community given across the Spring semester. The activities of the CEAH Fellow will be promoted as an example of advanced creative and scholarly achievement in the arts and humanities at ISU.

View the 2015 Fellowship Events

Call for Proposals and Application Guidelines (PDF)
Full Proposal Template (for reference only)

Symposium Grant

Application deadline: 5:00 pm, February 23, 2016

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. Preference will be given to proposals that promote innovative or emergent themes, and that contribute to advancing arts and humanities research at ISU.

Spring 2016 Symposium Grant RFP and Guidelines(PDF)
Spring 2016 Symposium Grant Application (DOCX)

Planning Grant

Letter of Intent due 5pm, Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Full Proposal (by invitation) due February 23, 2015

The CEAH invites proposals from associate and full professors for financial support in creating competitive applications to prestigious awards, fellowships, and grants recognized as prestigious among ISU's peer institutions. These grants support the career advancement of individual faculty members with an emphasis on developing the national distinction of ISU’s arts and humanities faculty.

Recipients CEAH Planning Grants will have an already established body of peer-recognized research or creative scholarship in a form of publication that is both appropriate for their discipline and well suited to the agencies and awards, fellowships, and grants to which they will apply. Recipients work with their college and VPR grant support staff throughout the process of planning, writing, and submitting the external proposals.

List of award applications supported by the CEAH Planning Grant.
(searchable Excel document)

Planning Grant RFP and Guidelines (PDF)
Planning Grant Full Proposal Template (for reference only)

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