Grant-in-Aid of Research & Creative Activity

About this opportunity

Campus:

IU Bloomington

Contact:

Fraya Fox,ffox@indiana.edu

Ed Comentale, Associate Vice Provost for Arts and Humanities,ecomenta@indiana.edu

Deadline:

Open

Award cycle:

Funding available:

$3,000 maximum award

The Grant-in-Aid program is designed to support faculty research and scholarship, help faculty initiate new research and creative activities, and supply modest support at unusually critical times.

Eligibility

  • IU Bloomington tenured and tenure-eligible faculty, research scientists, research scholars, research center directors, and librarians. With certain exceptions, non-tenure-track faculty members whose evaluation criteria include research or creative activity are also eligible, with an explanation in a letter of support from his or her chair or dean.
  • Visiting and adjunct faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, lecturers, emeritus faculty, and part-time faculty are not eligible.
  • If you received a Grant-in-Aid award within the past six semesters, you are not eligible to apply.

Funding

  • Funding requests may not exceed $3,000.
  • Projects are limited to one year in duration.
  • Grant-in-Aid funds may be used only for expenses not funded through other sources.
  • Up to $2,000 may be used for publishing subvention. No more than one faculty member may apply for subvention funding for a single publication/project.
  • Grant-in-Aid funds may not be used to pay faculty stipends (including summer salary) or graduate fee remissions.
  • Grant-in-Aid funds may not be used to attend conferences or to fund conference presentations.
  • Grant-in-Aid funds may not be used to purchase general computer equipment that can be funded through other sources on campus (i.e. life-cycle funding, school/department funding).
  • Grant-in-Aid funds may not be used to reimburse for previously paid expenses.

Application requirements

Applicants must complete an electronic application in InfoReady and upload a completed budget worksheet. Please note page limits. Letters of support may be included in the application form or emailed to OVPR Grants at ovprgrnt@indiana.edu.

Application sections include:

  • project description (four-page maximum)
  • completed GIA Budget Worksheet (on the InfoReady application)
  • budget justification (one-page maximum)
  • letter of support from the department chair, dean, or unit head
  • two letters of support from experts in the field (may be from within or outside IU)
  • biosketch or brief cv (three-page maximum)