Who are we?

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) promotes excellence in research and creative scholarship by ISU’s arts and humanities faculty.

As its central mission, CEAH provides internal grant support and creates programs that will strengthen the richness, productivity, national and international visibility, and continuing impact of faculty research.

CEAH reports to the Vice President for Research working closely with the College of Design and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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What's new?

Five new faculty learning communities

In April, the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH), in conjunction with the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), asked faculty members to submit proposals for new faculty learning communities focused on a particular topic.

The ultimate goal is to lay the groundwork for long-term, collaborative and interdisciplinary research partnerships that address major societal issues facing Iowa, the nation and the world. In addition, CEAH and OVPR hope the learning communities seek answers to problems from different disciplinary perspectives and also work to improve the flow of information across academic disciplines.

How can we help?

The Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH) supports Iowa State faculty research and activities in the arts and humanities. We provide funding for 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. We also provide 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.

Find out about all CEAH funding opportunities here.