The Research & Innovation Office is piloting an Arts & Humanities Grant Program designed to foster the advancement of arts- and humanities-related scholarship, research and creative pursuits at CU Boulder.
This opportunity is inspired by the Research & Innovation Office’s recognition of the essential role of the arts and humanities at a public university, including inspiring deeper connections with others, welcoming multiple and diverse perspectives and contemplating what it means to be human.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
Awards will be made up to $7,500, with the average award expected to be $2,000-$3,000 and used within one full year from the date of award. The anticipated start date for projects is July 1, 2023.
One application per PI/Co-PI.
Applicants for RIO’s Arts & Humanities Grant Program must be full-time faculty of the University Colorado Boulder holding any rank (including instructors) whose research and scholarly expertise aligns with the arts, humanities or humanistic social sciences. All CU Boulder Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty, Instructors and Senior Instructors (including Teaching Assistant Professors, Teaching Associate Professors, and Teaching Professors), and Career Track Research Faculty (i.e., Research Professors Series, Senior Research Associates* (SRA), and Research Associates* (RA)) who hold a full-time appointment are eligible. Co-leads are allowed and can be funded as long as they are CU Boulder faculty. Collaborators from other institutions or organizations are also permitted but cannot receive funding from the program.
*Postdoctoral Associates, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Research Associates/Senior Research Associates in short-term, transitional postdoctoral training positions are ineligible.
All proposals must be submitted in the Application Portal
Proposal documents should be single-spaced, 11-point type with at least 1-inch margins and saved as a PDF, including the lead faculty’s name and the year of proposal in the document title (e.g., MRuzzene2023Grant.pdf).
All proposals should include the components below in one (1) PDF document with clear section headers (as outlined below). Proposals that fail to comply with these requirements will not be reviewed.
Cover Page (1 page)
Please include the following:
Please respond in 1-3 sentences to each of the following questions:
- What is the value and significance of the project to the arts, humanities and/or humanistic social sciences?
- What is the proposed project’s relevance to and impact within (and potentially beyond) its given field? (e.g., How does the project complement and/or challenge the field(s)?)
- If granted, how will the funds be used?
- How will this project impact your career?
- What is the goal or final product intended for this project?
- How and by what method(s) will you determine the impact and success of the project?
- Does the PI have plans for publication, exhibition, performance or other avenues of knowledge transfer to the public, including accessibility?
Please supply relevant websites and/or social media sites and/or 1-3 work samples, if applicable.
CV (up to 3 pages)
Submit an abbreviated CV (up to 3 pages) for each faculty member involved in the project.
Budget and Budget Justification (up to 2 pages)
Applicants are required to use this template for project costs. Requests for faculty salary support are not allowed. While no overhead or indirect costs need to be accounted for in the budget submitted, GAIR is being calculated due to the funding source utilized to fund these projects. To comply with university policy, the total award amount will include funding to cover the GAIR and the project cost.
Concisely provide a justification of the items requested in the budget. Particular attention should be given to justifying budget items that may not be obvious to reviewers who are familiar with (but are not experts in) your specific field. Up to 2 pages total (approximately 1 page for the budget and 1 page for the budget justification).
Unallowable costs include:
Proposal Review & Evaluation Criteria
Proposals will be reviewed and ranked by a panel of arts and humanities faculty. Applicants are reminded to write for a broad arts and humanities audience as reviewers may not be experts in the same field. RIO will manage the review process.
All proposals will be evaluated based on the following:
Terms and Conditions of Award
All publications, exhibitions or other results supported by the Research & Innovation Office’s Arts & Humanities Grant Program should carry a printed acknowledgment of financial assistance from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Research & Innovation Office. RIO should receive a single copy of each such publication.
For all questions related to this program, please contact the Research & Innovation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.