The CHA reports directly to the Graduate School (not the College of Arts & Sciences) and serves all CU Boulder faculty and students working in the arts and humanities. In addition to bringing together academics and students across disciplines, the CHA also interfaces with the Boulder and larger Colorado communities.
The CHA uses the National Endowment for the Humanities' definition of the humanities:
“The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.”
In addition, CHA supports work in the creative and performing arts including but not limited to creative writing, painting, sculpting, composing or performing music, acting, directing, and dance, as well as critical, historical, and theoretical studies of the arts.
The CHA has an office suite on the 2nd floor (suite 201) of Macky Auditorium. Stop by to visit and see our new artwork!
While we try to keep the office open roughly 9am-4pm, our small staff are often out of the office at meetings or attending events. If you plan to stop by drop us an email to let us know you’re coming so we can be sure someone is on hand to greet you.
We'd be happy to help advertise your event or highlight announcements but for greater impact, we are limiting the amount of emails we send to our listserve. If you'd like the CHA to help advertise, please adhere to the following guidelines:
CHA Website: we can immediately post arts and humanities-related events to our website
Listserve Email Blast: send detailed information by the 15th of each month to be included in our bi-weekly email
CHA Newsletter: send detailed information by the 25th of each month to be inlcuded in our monthly newsletter
Send information to Sharon Van Boven
Once we are back on campus, we're happy to hang posters outside our offices on the 2nd floor of Macky Auditorium. You can send them through campus mail (280 UCB) or come visit us in suite 201!
Typically, a copy of your e-ticket documenting dates of travel and proof of purchase plus any lodging, conference registration, uber/taxi receipts are enough to get you to your award amount. If not, then we can add per diem to get you to your final award.
Please also make sure to include the mailing address where you’d like the hard copy check sent.
Hazel Barnes Flat
Graduate Students: If you received a Schwalbe award with your HBF acceptance notification, upon your return, please email Sharon Van Boven an e-ticket receipt showing your dates of travel and proof of purchase and the address you’d like the check to be sent to.
Faculty/Other: Sharon Van Boven will work directly with your unit’s finance manager to reallocate your travel expenses to London and per diem while using the Hazel Barnes Flat. Please either send her their contact information or have them reach out directly to Sharon Van Boven.
Note: Per diem is processed at the conclusion of the trip.
How to Request: https://www.cu.edu/psc/training/booking-travel/requesting-approval-international-travel
More travel information can be found here: https://www.cu.edu/psc/travel
IMPORTANT: The Schwalbe Travel Award is a gift fund, not an external grant. So, when prompted for a yes/no on the question, “is this grant funded?” please select “no.” Also, the “Submit Request to” field should be set to HR Supervisor since standard practice indicates travel is approved at the department level by the traveler’s HR Supervisor.
CHA Small Grant
No, a letter of support from the Chair of your department is no longer needed.
Applicants can typically expect to hear back about two weeks after the deadline.
No, the Small Grant cannot be used for conference travel.
Two. Applicants can receive one grant per semester.
Please be advised that the appropriate University committee must first approve any research project that requires the use of animals or human subjects. For animal research, please contact Richard Husser of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at (303)492-8187. For human subject research, please contact the Human Research and IRB Office at (303)735-3702.