Grants & Fellowships

The IAHI provides funding for faculty research and creative activity in the arts and humanities at IUPUI. We offer multiple travel and research grants, the IAHI Diversity Fellowship, and the IAHI Academy Fellowships.

IAHI Grants

The IAHI Grant Program exists to support campus-wide attainment of excellence in research and creative activity in arts and humanities. It is designed to enhance the research and creative activity mission of IUPUI by supporting research projects and scholarly activities that are conducted by arts and humanities faculty.   The program is intended to stimulate existing and new research and creative activity and to support faculty in becoming competitive in securing external funding and sponsorship.  

Eligibility

  • All full-time tenured and tenure-eligible faculty from all schools and units at IUPUI are eligible to apply. Under certain circumstances, non-tenure-track faculty members whose evaluation criteria include research or creative activity may also be eligible with an explanation in the letter of support from their chair or dean. 
  • Visiting and associate faculty members and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible.
  • An associate member (or non-eligible member) of the IUPUI faculty can be a participant in a grant in collaboration with a PI who is an eligible member of the IUPUI faculty.  

Funding and Proposal Requirements

  • All grants are intended for support of research and creative activity, and not for support of teaching and/or service activities.  Scholarship of teaching may be supported under this grant program, if it has strong and clearly articulated research outcomes.  
  • Projects will be limited to one (1) year in duration.  
  • Funds will not be granted for a project currently supported by another internal funding mechanism, unless a case is made in justifying the complementary funding.
  • An investigator may not serve as PI on more than one IAHI grant proposal in a given round.
  • An investigator may receive one Category A and one Category B grant each year. 
  • An investigator may receive funding from only one category C, D, or E grant each year (though they may participate an investigator on more than one grant)
  • Applications will be judged on the merit of the proposed research or creative activity, qualifications of the applicant, significance of the research to the field, the potential for additional external funding, and the project’s importance to the individual’s future research plans.  Applications for new projects are encouraged.
  • Grant programs do not provide retroactive funding. Be sure to apply for support well before you need funds to complete your research or creative activity. 

Grant Categories

  1. Small Travel Grants for Conferences and Exhibitions: up to $500 to support travel to a conference or exhibition related to a research or creative project. Faculty are eligible for one grant each year. 
  2. Event Support Grants: up to $1,000 to support a public event at IUPUI related to a research or creative project. Faculty are eligible for one grant each year. 
  3. Research/Creative Activity Grant (formerly Category B): up to $5,000 for travel, equipment, materials, space, hourly assistance, etc. This grant does not require a match. A grant recipient may apply and receive this grant on a yearly basis. 
  4. Matching Grant for Research/Creative Activity (formerly Category A): up to $15,000 which might be used for such things as release time, summer salary, or research assistant support, as well as incidental expenses. This grant requires a 1 to 2 match from the school, department, and/or center sponsoring the faculty (i.e. two thirds or 66.67% of funds come from IAHI, and one third or 33.33% from the faculty’s unit). Salary requests are allowed and cannot exceed one month of salary per person.
  5. Collaborative Grant for Research/Creative Activity (formerly Category C): up to $30,000 to support research projects and scholarly activities that are conducted by a team of two or more arts and humanities faculty from different units on campus. Funds might be used for such things as release time, summer salary, or research assistant support, as well as incidental expenses. This grant does not require a match from the school, department, and/or center of applying faculty. Funding preference in this category will be given to projects that correspond to one of the following themes:
    1. Social Justice and the Urban Environment 
    2. Communication and Exchange in the Digital Age 
    3. Global Exchange and a Changing Planet

IAHI Diversity Fellowship

The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute Diversity Fellowship supports faculty whose work deepens our understanding of and engagement with diversity, inclusion, and equity including but not limited to racial, ethnic, gender, sexuality, disability, nationality, and veteran status. In 2019, the IAHI will provide up to 10 fellowships of $2000 each. Funds will be transferred to IAHI Diversity Fellows’ research accounts and may be used at their discretion to support their research, creative activities, or community engaged projects. 

In an effort to foster more spaces for conversations focused on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity, the IAHI will hold five, one-hour forums in 2019 during which IAHI Diversity Fellows can present their work to their peers, both on campus and in the community. As part of their fellowship, faculty fellows are expected to attend all five forums.

Applications to the IAHI Diversity Fellowship program are due on October 15. Recipients can expect award letters in December. 

Eligibility

All full-time tenured and tenure-eligible faculty from all schools and units at IUPUI are eligible to apply. Under certain circumstances, non-tenure-track faculty members whose evaluation criteria include research or creative activity may also be eligible with an explanation in the letter of support from their chair or dean. 

Visiting and associate faculty members and post-doctoral fellows are not eligible.

Funding and Proposal Requirements

This fellowship is intended for support a broad range of research and creative activity in the arts and humanities. This may include more traditional modes of scholarship as well as community engaged work. 

Projects supported by this program do not have to be completed during the year in which they are funded. However, applicants should provide a timeline that indicates when key outputs will be completed. 

Applications will be judged on the merit of the proposed research or creative activity, qualifications of the applicant, significance of the proposed activity, and the project’s importance to the individual’s future research plans.  Applications for new projects are encouraged.

IAHI Academy Fellowship

The IAHI Academy Fellows program is a cross-disciplinary community of practice for arts and humanities scholars that supports research and creative activity at IUPUI by providing faculty with 1) research stipends and 2) budgets to invite guest scholars in their area of expertise to campus. 

Bringing together scholars from across schools and disciplines, the purpose of the program is to develop a cohort of scholars who are actively engaged in research and creative activities that have a high likelihood of generating national or international attention. 

During the 2019 academic year, the IAHI will invite eight participants to become IAHI Academy Fellows. Fellows will each receive a $1,500 stipend that they can use to support their work (travel, equipment, course buyout, etc.). Each fellow will also be provided with a $2,000 budget to invite a guest scholar who works in their area of expertise to campus in order to consult on their work, participate in a seminar with faculty and/or students, and offer a public presentation in their area of specialty. This money can be used to support travel, honoraria, housing, receptions or dinners, and other costs specifically associated with hosting visiting scholars. IAHI Academy Fellows are expected to attend each of the eight public forums throughout the year. 

The IAHI will provide administrative support for organizing public seminars. This includes providing templates for advertising programs, social media, and marketing support. The IAHI will also handle the travel arrangements and payment of honoraria to guests. The IAHI will provide assistance in finding locations to host programs, but it will not provide any supplementary funding beyond the fellowship. The IAHI will work with fellows to ensure that there is an IAHI Academy Fellow event each month during the academic year.

Eligibility

  • All full-time faculty from all schools and units at IUPUI (including non tenure-track faculty), researchers, visiting and associate faculty members, and post-doctoral fellows are eligible.
  • Participants in this program will be chosen based on the potential of their research or creative projects to result in nationally or internationally recognized scholarly outputs and/or on the likelihood for external funding. Projects do not have to be completed during 2019.

Funding and Proposal Requirements

  • This fellowship is intended for support a broad range of research and creative activity in the arts and humanities. This may include more traditional modes of scholarship as well as community engaged scholarship. 
  • Projects supported by this program do not have to be completed during the year in which they are funded. However, applicants should provide a timeline that indicates when key outputs will be completed.  
  • Funding is intended for support of research and creative activity, and not for support of teaching and/or service activities.  Scholarship of teaching may be supported under this program, if it has strong and clearly articulated research outcomes.  
  • Funds will not be granted for a project currently supported by another internal funding mechanism, unless a case is made in justifying the complementary funding.
  • Applications will be judged on the merit of the proposed research or creative activity, qualifications of the applicant, scholarly significance of the the proposed activity, the potential for additional external funding, and the project’s importance to the individual’s future research plans.  Applications for new projects are encouraged.
  • This grant programs does not provide retroactive funding. Be sure to apply for support well before you need funds to complete your research or creative activity. 

The IAHI Summer Academy Fellowship

The IAHI Summer Academy Fellowship supports IUPUI researchers who wish to participate in the IAHI Summer Academy, an intensive and immersive program focused on aiding scholars in accelerating sustainable major interdisciplinary, collaborative projects that integrate arts, humanities, or qualitative social science approaches into their core research agenda. 

Summer Academy Fellows participate in a full-time, three-week academy that provides them the time, space, and support to advance promising research and creative activity at IUPUI. The academy will help fellows conceptualize and produce a tangible output (e.g. grant proposal, book proposal, book chapter, peer-reviewed article) over the three-week time frame. 

Award recipients will:

  • Receive $5000 in financial support in the form of summer salary. 
  • Join the cohort of IAHI Academy Fellows for 2019.
  • Receive professional development training in interdisciplinary project design and implementation at training sessions during the academy.
  • Receive training in public communication and social media at training sessions during the academy.
  • Receive continuous peer review during the academy. 
  • Receive support in grant development. 

The Summer Academy fellowship emphasizes the importance of collaborative, interdisciplinary work. Because of this, eligibility requires fellows to participate as a team of two or more individuals from different disciplines. 

Recipients of this program will be chosen based on the potential of their teams to generate research or creative projects that have a high potential to result in nationally or internationally recognized outputs and/or have a high potential for external funding. 

Eligibility

  • IAHI Summer Academy Fellowships support teams of two or more individuals from different disciplines. The team PI must be a full-time IUPUI employee throughout the duration of the Summer Academy. Because of limited funding, it is unlikely that the program will be able to support more than three people in each team. 
  • All full-time faculty from all schools and units at IUPUI (including non tenure-track faculty), researchers, visiting and associate faculty members, and post-doctoral fellows are eligible. 
  • Participants in IAHI Summer Academy teams may include faculty (including lecturers and postdoctoral researchers) from other universities, who will become IAHI Academy Fellows for the year.  
  • Participants in this program will be chosen based on the potential of their research or creative projects to result in nationally or internationally recognized scholarly outputs and/or on the likelihood for external funding.  
  • Successful applicants will need to be available 8 hours per day for three weeks during summer 2020.  

Funding and Proposal Requirements

  • This fellowship is intended to support a broad range of research and creative activity in the arts and humanities. 
  • Funding is intended for support of research and creative activity, and not for support of teaching and/or service activities.  Scholarship of teaching may be supported under this program if it has strong and clearly articulated research outcomes.   
  • Funds will not be granted for a project currently supported by another internal funding mechanism, unless a case is made in justifying the complementary funding.
  • Applications will be judged on the merit of the proposed research or creative activity, qualifications of the applicants, scholarly significance of the the proposed activity, integration of interdisciplinary methods, and the potential for additional external funding.  Applications for new projects are encouraged.
  • IAHI Summer Academies support between 8 and 12 participants, each of whom will receive $5,000 as summer salary. Team members who are based at other universities will not receive additional support for travel and housing.