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Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities


2014-2015 Seminars and Workshops


The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) sponsors faculty seminars and workshops on focused topics. The events offer Iowa State University arts and humanities faculty the opportunity to learn about funding opportunities and grantsmanship, to present their research in an interdisciplinary setting or to discuss topics related to the CEAH's focus on faculty research. The Office of the Vice President for Research(VPR) offers a full range of workshops for faculty focusing on the development of competitive grant proposals each year:

Faculty Orientation and Faculty Development Programs.



Fall Semester 2014



Applying to CEAH Grants
Drop-in Q+A Session

Monday, September 8th
9:30am - 12:30pm in the College of Design, room 158b
2-5pm in Catt Hall, room 353

CEAH Director Christopher Hopkins will be available to answer questions about applying to CEAH Research Grants, Planning Grants, Symposium Grants and Fellowships. He will also be able to address questions about the upcoming Arts and Humanities Research Summit (October 23rd). Please stop by with your questions at either location as your schedule permits.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Opportunities and Suggestions for Submitting a Competitive Grant Proposal to this Agency

Monday, September 15, 2014
Uschi Niethammer, DAAD Program Officer
3-4 p.m., room 130 College of Design - A presentation to faculty and grad students;
4-5 p.m. - meeting with ISU staff involved in international exchange program

Ms. Niethammer, program officer for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will make a presentation about this German government and EU funded agency and explain the agencys culture, the wide variety of RFPs, review process and suggestions on how to submit a successful grant proposal to DAAD. This workshop is targeted toward all researchers, at all levels and in all disciplines who wish to gain some insights about the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She will highlight specific programs for faculty researchers and talk about opportunities for post-docs and graduate students. Faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students -- all are welcome.
No registration is required; all are welcome. Contact Sandra Norvell

Tuesday, Sept 16, 2014; morning
Individual Meetings with Uschi Niethammer
8am - noon, 3558 Memorial Union

Ms. Niethammer will also offer Individual 30-minute meetings for those faculty seeking more specific guidance on proposal ideas. The 30-minute individual meetings to be scheduled from 8 a.m. until noon. These meetings will be arranged by appointment only. Contact Sandra Norvell


Fulbright-Hays: International Professional Development for Teachers - Highlights from South Africa and New Zealand

Wednesday, September 17
Erika Cook, Valley H.S., Des Moines, South Africa 1998, New Zealand 2002
12:10 - 1:00 PM, 3150 Beardshear Hall


Write Winning Grant Proposals

Tuesday, Oct. 7
Dr. John Robertson, Associate Member of Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops
8 AM - 4:00 PM, Sun Room, Memorial Union

Dr. John Robertson is an associate member of Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, which was founded by David Morrison and Stephen Russell in 1994. In this workshop, emphasis will be given to idea development, and tips and strategies that are of proven value in presenting an applicant's case to reviewers. Participants will be taught to organize their presentations into a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through their applications. Topics covered include: developing a research plan, writing strategies, analysis of sample proposal sections, writing practice, peer review, drafting proposal sections (selecting, organizing, and summarizing key points), revising drafts (using passive/active voice, sentence-level editing), and developing effective graphics. Although the workshop will emphasize the culture of NSF and NIH and suggestions for responding to NSF and NIH formats, it will discuss the basic, fundamental principles of grant writing that are applicable to a broad range of funding agencies. The workshop is intended for researchers from the physical and life sciences; engineering; educational and social sciences; as well as the arts and the humanities.To Register


The Engineering behind the Fulbright Experience

Thursday, October 16
Gabriel Bravo Palacios, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Current Grantee from Ecuador
12:10 - 1:00 PM, 2004 Black Engineering


Fulbright International Education Administrators Program(IEA)

Wednesday, November 5
Melissa Rands, School of Education, Research Institute for Studies in Education, ISU
Germany 2012
12:10 - 1:00 PM, 3150 Beardshear Hall


Fulbright Scholars Program Officer to Visit Campus

Thursday, November 13th - Gold room, MU

Presentations on Fulbright Funding Opportunities
Morning session: 9 am - 11 am
Afternoon session: 1 pm - 3pm
Drop-in Q+A Session - room 3540, MU
3:10 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Andy Reiss of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (IEC) will offer two identical presentations to faculty on the Fulbright Scholars Program and one drop-in session to allow for individual questions from faculty. This AAU-recognized agency and program offers many opportunities to faculty researchers and educators in all fields. Open to all. No registration required.

Spring Semester 2015



The Fulbright Specialist Program and geoscience education in-service teachers in Genova, Italy

Wednesday, January 21
Cinzia Cervato, Dept of Geological $ Atmospheric Sciences, ISU, Italy 2012
12:10 - 1:00 PM, 3150 Beardshear Hall

Funding and doing collaborative scientific research (and living) in France

Wednesday, February 11
Allen Miller, Dept of Plant Pathology, ISU, France 2012
12:10 - 1:00 PM, 3150 Beardshear Hall

The Fulbright science and technology program in Indonesia

Wednesday, March 11
Alfredo Kono, Dept of Genetics, cellular and Molecular Biology, ISU, Indonesia
12:10 - 1:00 PM, 1102 Molecular Biology Building



CEAH Past Seminars, Workshops and Symposia