Campus Conference Hosting Grants

About this opportunity

Campus:

University-wide

Contact:

Fraya Fox,ffox@indiana.edu

Sherry Knighton-Schwandt, Executive Director of Research Development,sks@indiana.edu

Deadline:

February 17 and October 15

Award cycle:

bi-annual

Funding available:

Up to $20,000

Campus Conference Hosting funding supports workshops, symposia, conferences, or roundtables that offer perspectives on, and insights into, areas of scholarship and research in the arts and humanities. This funding is intended for hosting major distinguished participants on topics of significant and broad interest to the arts and humanities community and beyond, with funding preference for topics likely to have interdisciplinary interest across the arts and humanities. While participation by Indiana University faculty is welcome, the majority of speakers/participants should be drawn from the outside academic community, and all speakers/participants should be nationally or internationally recognized.

Eligibility

  • All Indiana University tenured and tenure-eligible faculty may apply. Those employed at IU but not on the tenure-track, whose evaluation criteria include research or creative activity, are eligible to submit proposals with an explanation of the importance of research or creative activity to their evaluation in the letter of support from their chair or dean.
  • Visiting and adjunct faculty, part-time faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students are not eligible.

Funding

  • Funding of up to $20,000 is available for workshops, symposia, conferences, or roundtables that offer perspectives on, and insights into, areas of scholarship and research in the arts and humanities.
  • Proposals must be submitted no later than six months before the anticipated date of the event and no earlier than a year before the event.
  • Funds not spent within 18 months of award can be considered for a one-time six-month extension with a justification request for approval, after which time all remaining funds will be returned to the funding pool.

Application requirements

Applicants must complete an electronic application in the IU InfoReady system and upload a completed application form and budget worksheet.

  • Application sections include:
  • project description (three-page maximum)
  • list of confirmed and/or potential speakers and rationale for their selection (two-page maximum)
  • list of potential audiences
  • completed Budget Worksheet
  • budget justification
  • a letter of support from head of the applicant’s department, division, center, or institute
  • a letter of support from an expert in the field, uninvolved in the project and not necessarily from Indiana University, assessing the significance of the project in the field of expertise and the likelihood of its impact on the field
  • biosketch or brief cv (three-page maximum)
  • a letter or email from all confirmed participants
  • concrete evidence of plans for significant dissemination for this initiative (see Campus Conference Hosting Guidelines for specific examples.)