These small grants support research and creative activity in the arts and humanities.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED), in partnership with the Humanities Institute (HI), announces the availability of $50,000 in seed money for research and creative activity in the arts and humanities.
This program will provide awards of up to $5,000 for long-term projects, with the goal of generating applications for outside funding within two years of the start of funding. Priority will be given to projects at the early or middle stages of completion, to allow time to secure external funding.
While the Humanities Institute seeks to distribute financial support as widely as possible, one may hold a Seed Money award and an HI Faculty Fellowship at the same time.
The ten winning applicants will use their seed money in a variety of ways: travel to archival collections overseas and around the United States; ethnographic work; and payment for research assistance, such as translation, computer coding and transcription.
Awardees also will participate in HI’s annual External Grant Writing Workshop, in which a senior faculty member with a strong record of obtaining grants offers advice on writing outstanding fellowship applications and participants share their proposed grant applications for critique.