Greetings at the start of the Fall term. This year, the CEAH has an exciting schedule of opportunities for arts and humanities research faculty, and I want to make sure everyone is aware of these.

Last year, we expanded the schedule for the **CEAH Research Grants** to include a Fall RFP. It is available now and is due September 8. The Research Grants award funds for research travel, equipment, services, and course releases to help faculty establish and maintain excellence in their research and creative scholarship. Get in on this first opportunity for 2015-2016!

If you are a well-established ISU scholar who has recently completed a major peer- recognized creative or humanistic scholarly project, you may apply to become the 2016 **CEAH Fellow in the Arts and Humanities**. A brief Letter of Intent is due September 8. You may have attended some or all of last year’s inaugural series of events given by our 2015 Fellow, Matt Sivils.

Be sure to look ahead to opportunities in October, especially the October 15 deadline for another new program, the **CEAH Symposium Grant**. The Symposium Grant supports the creation of artistic and scholarly symposia that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU’s arts and humanities faculty. Two teams received funding last year, and scholars from across the nation will gather for our first CEAH-sponsored symposium September 24- 25, The Ethics of Debt, organized and hosted by William Carter (WLC) and Kate Padgett Walsh (Philosophy and Religious Studies).

Another special event for the Fall is a **Digital Humanities Symposium**, October 24. Four leading scholars whose work incorporates methods from digital humanities will speak about their work in this one-day event. The research focus for the symposium is 19th-century literature and art history, but all scholars interested in seeing how digital humanities may apply to their research should attend. Expect to come away with great analogies for methods you can apply to your own research area. Contact me or Sean Grass for more information. The symposium is open to all, but you will need to pre- register to take part in the lunch table discussions.

Best Regards,

Christopher Hopkins