Enhancing Research in the Humanities and the Arts at Purdue University Grant


WITH THE FUNDING FROM THE OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AND PARTNERSHIPS, THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS IS PLEASED TO OFFER THE ENHANCING RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS GRANT PROGRAM.

With the goal of fostering innovation and excellence in the humanities and the arts at Purdue University, the Enhancing Research in the Humanities and the Arts program seeks to encourage faculty to aim for what the University’s strategic plan labels as “breakthrough advancements” that gives Purdue a national and international reputation in the humanities and the arts.

It will provide financial support for three kinds of research projects:  (a) research proposed to be conducted in the humanities and the arts by individual faculty members; (b) collaborative projects among faculty in the humanities and the arts; and (c) collaborative projects between faculty in the humanities and the arts and faculty in other disciplines at Purdue University. In all categories, proposals should demonstrate the potential to produce externally funded programs of research.

A faculty committee appointed by the CLA Dean will evaluate the applications. The CLA Associated Dean for Research and Graduate Education will also serve on the committee, and a representative from the EVPRP will be a non-voting member. The CLA Dean may ask other faculty inside or outside of the college or university to serve as ad-hoc reviewers where their participation would give the committee the expertise needed for reviewing specific proposals. In making the final decisions on grants, whether a faculty member received one of these grants previously may be considered.

In judging the proposals, reviewers will be asked to use several criteria:  (a) the quality of the applicant’s previous research in the humanities or the arts; (b) the potential for projects to make significant contributions to knowledge; (c) the potential for projects to enhance the visibility and reputations of the applicants and their departments; and (d) the degree to which the projects would increase the applicants’ success in future applications for external grants and fellowships.

Eligibility:  All CLA tenured and tenure-track faculty who have plans for research projects in the humanities and the arts are eligible to apply. A faculty member may submit only one application per year.

Project Report:   All previous recipients of Internal Purdue CLA Research Grants must submit a brief 1-2 page report of the outcomes of their previous grants to the Associate Dean’s office (cla-adr@purdue.edu) within 6 months of the close of their project period or before submitting another internal funding proposal.  Reports must include information about all grant and fellowship proposals and awards submitted since the funded grant application as well as the status of publications/exhibitions/presentations and other outcomes of the funded project. 

Previous recipients of Internal Purdue CLA Research Grant Awards >$10,000 must have subsequently submitted external grant/fellowship application requests that total at least $15,000 before another award may be granted for funding from the Enhancing Humanities, Exploratory Social Science or Global Synergy Grants programs.

Number of Awards:  Budgeted at a total support of $175K per year from the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), the program will fund approximately four to six projects annually. Each grant will be for one calendar year. The budget for each project will be between $25K and $75K.

Allowable Expenses:  Faculty may request funding for a wide variety of research expenses. In particular, funds may be requested for summer salary, for travel to research sites, or to archives with unique collections for the artist’s expenses in mounting an exhibition or preparing for a performance, for payments to undergraduate research interns, or for graduate research assistant support.  No funds will be provided for faculty salaries during the academic year.  Funds may be requested for the expenses of participation in workshops or conferences that are necessary for conducting the proposed research and for discussion or dissemination of the outcomes of the research.

Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017.

Full Criteria  Word | PDF

Cover Page/Application for the Enhancing Research in the Humanities & Arts Grant      Word |  PDF   

CLA Internal Budgeting Workshop Video Presentation by Jessica Williams, Pre-Award Specailist III, SPS (Click Here)

Budget Form (Click Here)

Budget Spreadsheet  (Click Here)

Budget Justification Template with Instructions (Click Here)

Project Report -   All previous recipients of Internal Purdue CLA Research Grants must submit a brief 1-2 page report of the outcomes of their previous grants to the Associate Dean’s office (cla-adr@purdue.edu) within 6-months of the close of their project period or before submitting another internal funding proposal.

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