CHA's Small Grant is intended to provide support for the research and creative efforts of CU Boulder faculty to deepen and enrich the range of humanistic and artistic activities on campus. Consult the Policies section before completing this application. 

CHA Best Practices for Reviewing Applications
We are sharing these guidelines to be transparent and to ensure integrity in our selection processes. Our reviewers are members of the CHA faculty steering committee, and they are guided by principles of equity, inclusivity, and objectivity.

  • Applications will be read and reviewed in an objective and unbiased manner.
  • The strength of the proposal will be the main criterion for ranking all applications under review; letters, c.v., and other materials will be taken into consideration as secondary or tertiary to the proposal.
  • Reviewers will recuse themselves from reading and ranking applications if there is a conflict of interest, which is defined as anyone who has a legal relationship to the applicant (partner, parent). Reviewers will refrain from reading/ranking applicants in their department, but discussion of final candidates is allowed after initial review and ranking.
  • The contents of applications and the discussion of applications in all review committees are confidential -- information about applicants or the discussion of the applications may not be shared with others outside the review panel.
  • Reviewers will adhere to timelines for reading applications out of respect to their fellow committee members as well as the applicants. Whenever possible, applications will be read and rankings made two weeks (and no later than three weeks) after the advertised application deadline; however, given the length of the faculty fellowship proposal, exceptions can be made and a separate timeline and process developed where circumstances demand.

DEADLINES for AY 19-20
February 1, 2020
April 1, 2020 *Applications accepted for spring 2020 projects and “early bird” projects occuring during the fall semester 2020.

DEADLINES for AY 20-21
September 1, 2020
November 1, 2020
February 1, 2021
April 1, 2021 * Applications accepted for spring 2021 projects and “early bird” projects occuring during the fall 2021 semester.

Questions? Email

Check with your unit/department business manager before submitting fund 10 speedtype. Incorrect information will delay the transfer of funds and cause additional work for your department.
List all former CHA Small Grants (formerly GCAH) you’ve received in the past five years. Include project title, amount received, and date report was submitted.
List additional sources of support indicating whether or not support has been granted. Include agency/unit supporting, amount requested, awarded yes/no/pending.
Describe available supplementary funds (e.g., from College Dean, department or your faculty research account). For individual research we expect faculty to use their primary research account before applying for a CHA Small Grant.
Please upload abbreviated CV (no more than 3 pages)
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
If applicable. Combine multiple CVs into one pdf.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Max three pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. type. Provide information about (1) the nature of the work, (2) the importance of the work to your research area (3) expected outcomes and (4) how this grant contributes to supporting CHA’s mission to "create convergences with multiple audiences for scholarly collaborations, artistic inspiration, and community building, all while fostering an environment of equity and inclusion that strengthens and enhances academic excellence."
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Provide an itemized, detailed, and balanced budget. Be specific and include all necessary quotes. Quotes for travel-related costs can be obtained through Christopherson Business Travel. Combine all documents into one pdf. Applications less than $2,000.00 will be given priority for funding. Proposals over $2,000.00 should be larger in scope and need and include a demonstrated intention to secure additional funds to support the project. If you have been invited by an institution and require funds, please include appropriate documentation.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.