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.

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Grant and Fellowship Programs

  • Research/Creative Activity Small Grants: up to $5,000 for travel, equipment, materials, space, hourly assistance, etc.
  • Research/Creative Activity Large Grants: up to $12,000 for travel, equipment, materials, space, hourly assistance, summer salary for 10 month appointments, research assistant support, etc.
  • Collaborative Grants for Research/Creative Activity: up to $30,000 to support research projects and scholarly activities conducted by a team of two or more arts and humanities faculty from different units on campus.
  • IAHI Diversity Fellowship: $2,000 to support research, creative activities, or community engaged projects.
  • IAHI Academy Fellowship: $1500 to support research, creative activities, or community engaged projects and $2000 to support guest speakers.
  • IAHI Academy Fellowship: $5000 to accelerate sustainable major interdisciplinary, collaborative projects that integrate arts, humanities, or qualitative social science approaches into their core research agenda.

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 scholarly 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.
  • Matching funds are not required for this program.
  • 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 as 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.

CATEGORIES

C. Research/Creative Activity Small Grants: up to $5,000 for travel, equipment, materials, space, hourly assistance, etc. This grant may not be used to fund conferences or conference travel. Faculty may apply and receive this grant on a yearly basis.

D. Research/Creative Activity Large Grant: up to $12,000 for items covered in Category C, plus release time, summer salary for 10 month appointments, or research assistant support. Salary requests cannot exceed one month of salary per person. This grant may not be used to fund conferences or conference travel. A Category D recipient is eligible to apply for a new Category D grant no sooner than two years from the previous grant award.

E. Collaborative Grant for Research/Creative Activity: up to $30,000 to support research projects and scholarly activities conducted by a team of two or more arts and humanities faculty from different units on campus. Budget items are the same as in Category C and D. Salary requests cannot exceed one month of salary per person. This grant may not be used to fund conferences or conference travel. A Collaborative Grant recipient is eligible to apply for a new Collaborative Grant no sooner than two years from the previous grant award. Funding preference in this category will be given to projects that correspond to one of the following themes:

  • Social Justice and the Urban Environment
  • Global Exchange and a Changing Planet

IAHI Fellowships

IAHI Diversity Fellowship

The IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute Diversity Fellows program 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 2021, the IAHI will provide up to 10 fellowships of $2,000 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 2021 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.

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

FUNDING AND PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This fellowship is intended to 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.
  • Funds may be used for travel, equipment, materials, space, hourly assistance, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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 2021 academic year, the IAHI will invite up to ten 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 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 2021.

FUNDING AND PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This fellowship is intended to 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 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 Fellows program 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.

For the 2021 Summer Academy, the IAHI will help fellows conceptualize and produce a major external grant proposal or project over a three-week time frame. The 2021 academy may be online, and the dates will be scheduled to align with the availability of academy fellows.

Award recipients will:

  • Receive $5,000 in financial support in the form of summer salary for each member of a research team who is employed by IUPUI.
  • Join the cohort of IAHI Academy Fellows for 2021.
  • 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, we encourage fellows to participate as a team of two or more individuals from different disciplines. Furthermore, we encourage faculty to propose research projects that support undergraduate and/or graduate research opportunities.

Recipients of the 2021 Summer Academy program will be chosen based on 1) a high potential for external funding, 2) their capacity to generate high quality research or creative projects that result in nationally or internationally recognized research outputs.

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. We strongly encourage teams of two or more individuals from different disciplines. Because of limited funding, it is unlikely that the program will be able to support more than three people in each team.
  • The PI of the grant application must be a full-time IUPUI employee throughout the duration of the proposed grant project.
  • 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. Non-IUPUI team collaborators will not receive financial support from IUPUI, but they will receive all the other benefits of participating in the IAHI Summer Academy.
  • Successful applicants will need to be available 8 hours per day for three weeks during summer 2021. Specific dates will be selected through consultation with award recipients.

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 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.