Funding Opportunities

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) supports to Iowa State faculty research and activities in the arts and humanities. See individual grant programs below for the most recent descriptions, deadlines, and guidelines.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute Support

Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017.

As an institutional partner of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, CEAH is able to award five free registrations to Iowa State faculty and graduate students.

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute offers nearly fifty separate courses and a number of short workshops on all aspects of digital humanities. Courses run for one week (either June 4-8 or June 11-15, 2018), while workshops are held the preceding weekends. An extensive range of topics are covered, appropriate either to those just entering the field of digital humanities or to those with more experience, and online registration is available.

To apply for the free registration to the Institute, see guidelines at the link below. Applications are due December 1, 2017.

Digital Humanities Application (PDF)


Symposium Grant

Spring 2018 application deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018

The CEAH provides Symposium Grants to support the creation of artistic and scholarly conferences, symposia, or seminars on ISU's campus that will attract significant national attention and bring recognition to the scholarly work being done by ISU's arts and humanities faculty. In addition to enhancing the ISU research mission these symposia should broadly benefit the intellectual environment at ISU, offering a public event, such as a keynote address, that will attract a broad audience. Preference will be given to proposals that promote innovative or emergent themes, and that contribute to advancing arts and humanities research at ISU.

Spring 2018 Symposium Grant RFP and Guidelines (PDF)

Spring 2018 Symposium Grant Application Template (Fillable PDF)


Research Grant

Spring 2018 application deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018

The CEAH provides grants for research and creative activity that makes a significant contribution to the scholarly development and academic career progression of faculty in the arts, design and humanities. Projects should employ predominantly artistic and humanistic approaches and have outcomes clearly falling within the arts and humanities disciplines.

Spring 2018 Research Grant RFP and Guidelines (PDF)

Spring 2018 Research Grant Application Template (Fillable PDF)


Planning Grant

Spring 2018 application deadline: Will be posted as soon as the information is available

The CEAH invites proposals from associate and full professors for financial support in creating competitive applications to prestigious awards, fellowships, and grants recognized as prestigious among ISU's peer institutions. These grants support the career advancement of individual faculty members with an emphasis on developing the national distinction of ISU’s arts and humanities faculty.

Recipients CEAH Planning Grants will have an already established body of peer-recognized research or creative scholarship in a form of publication that is both appropriate for their discipline and well suited to the agencies and awards, fellowships, and grants to which they will apply. Recipients work with their college and VPR grant support staff throughout the process of planning, writing, and submitting the external proposals.

List of award applications supported by the CEAH Planning Grant (download to see tabs in searchable Excel document)

Planning Grant RFP and Guidelines (PDF) (New guidelines will be posted as soon as they are available)

Planning Grant Full Proposal Template (for reference only)