Production 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 $25,000

This program supports performance costs (e.g. hiring performers, sound equipment, studio rental); exhibit costs (e.g. shipping, packing); fees for monographs and article production (open access and image fees); sound, film, and video editing/production; printing and design; and advertising.

Eligibility

  • All IU tenured and tenure-eligible faculty are eligible to 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 requests may not exceed $25,000.
  • This includes performance costs (e.g. hiring performers, sound equipment, studio rental); exhibit costs (e.g. shipping, packing); fees for monographs and article production (open access and image fees); sound, film, and video editing/production; printing and design; and advertising.
  • This funding may expand and enhance the scholarship of teaching in the humanities or the arts.
  • Funds may not be used for hosting conferences, workshops, or similar symposia (see Campus Conference Hosting Grants for supporting such events).
  • Funds may not be used for the purchase of equipment that would normally be purchased by departments as part of a faculty member’s regular employment (for instance, most computer equipment); all requests for equipment valued at more than $5,000 must be explicitly supported within the letters of support submitted by department chairs. Equipment becomes the property of the applicant’s department after the expiration of the grant.
  • Funds not spent within 18 months of award can be considered for a one-time 6-month extension with a justification request for approval, after which time all remaining funds will be returned to the funding pool.
  • Applicants may request funding to support one course release during the period of the grant, at the rate listed in the Budget Guidelines for your department (or school). All course releases must be approved in advance by the department chair.

Application requirements

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

Application sections include:

  • project description (four-page maximum)
  • completed Budget Worksheet
  • budget justification (two-page maximum)
  • a letter of support from head of the applicant’s department, division, center, or institute (if a course release is requested, the chair’s letter must acknowledge that faculty will teach a reduced load)
  • 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)