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Arts & Humanities funding opportunities. Presented by the College of Arts & Sciences with the Office of Contracts and Grants University of San Francisco April 2012. Introductions. College of Arts & Sciences Shirley McGuire, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship and Academic Effectiveness

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Arts humanities funding opportunities

Arts & Humanitiesfunding opportunities

Presented by the

College of Arts & Sciences with the

Office of Contracts and Grants

University of San Francisco

April 2012


Introductions
Introductions

College of Arts & Sciences

Shirley McGuire, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship and Academic Effectiveness

Office of Contract and Grants

Laurie Treleven, Director

Eduardo Meza, Assistant Director

Jennifer Turnage, Senior Grants Accountant




Components of a Strong

Proposal or Concept paper


Concept paper 2 4 pages
Concept Paper (2-4 pages)

  • Concept: Describe what you are interested in doing in simple, non-jargon terms

  • Statement of the Problem: A compelling, logical rationale why the proposal should be supported.

  • Innovation: How is your project a novel idea? How is it unique from what has been done before?

  • Feasibility: Can it be done and can you do it?

  • NEXT STEP: The Proposal

    Also includes…intellectual merit, measureable outcomes, impact, dissemination, the “hook”


Contract and grants about us
Contract and GrantsAbout Us

  • Identify Grants

  • Review Proposal Guidelines

  • Contact Funding Agencies

  • Provide Abstracts of Successful Grants

  • Develop Responsive Budgets

  • Coordinate Proposal Approval Process

  • Complete Agency Applications

  • Review and Submit Proposals


Submission at a glance
Submission: At-A-Glance

DEAN

PI

OCG

OCG/PI

DEAN

PROVOST

PI

OCG


Endowment grants
Endowment Grants

  • Encourages community partnerships

  • Requires diversity in participants

  • Expects audience to learn new skills

  • Supports innovative presentation methods

  • Requires cost-sharing from institutions

  • Applications submitted this year for next year

  • NEA: 2 years NEH: up to 3 years


National endowment for the humanities
NATIONAL ENDOWMENTFOR THEHUMANITIES

  • NEH awards grants to cultural institutions: museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public TV and radio stations to:

    • facilitate research and original scholarship

    • strengthen institutional base of humanities

    • preserve and provide access to resources

    • strengthen teaching and learning


Neh collaborative research
NEH Collaborative Research

  • Deadline: December for projects beginning the following October; $25,000-$100,00/year

  • Description: Supports interpretive research by team of scholars for 1 to 3 years. Eligible projects include:

  • research that adds to humanities knowledge;

  • conferences of major humanities importance;

  • research using humanities perspectives to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine + social sciences.


Neh digital humanities grant
NEH Digital Humanities Grant

  • Deadline: Septemberfor projects beginning the following April; level 1: $5,000-$25,000; level 2: $25,001-$50,000

  • Description: Encourages innovation in digital humanities. Grants may involve:

  • research on new approaches or best practices;

  • new digital tools or prototypes; implications of using emerging technologies in humanities;

  • innovative technology in public programs + education;

  • new digital modes for humanities publications.


Neh enduring questions grant
NEH Enduring Questions Grant

  • Deadline: September for projects beginning the following May; $25,000 maximum; up to 3 years

  • Description: Supports development of new course to create intellectual community by studying an enduring humanities question. Examples:

    • What is good government?

    • Are there universals in human nature?

    • What are the origins of the universe?

  • “Enduring questions” have more than a single, plausible or compelling answer.


Neh summer stipends
NEH Summer Stipends

  • Deadline: September for projects beginning the following summer; $6,000 for 2 months.

  • Description: Summer Stipends support advanced research of value to humanities scholars and/or general audiences.

  • Recipients produce articles, books, monographs, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, other scholarly resources.

  • Awarded to individual scholars.


National endowment for the arts
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

  • NEA established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government.

  • Supports artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for individuals and communities.

  • Extends its impact through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.


Nea grants
NEA GRANTS

  • Art Works: Supports creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse + excellent art, lifelong learning + strengthening communities.

  • Grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. (Deadlines: March 8 and August 9, 2012)

  • Challenge America Fast-Track: Supports projects that extend the reach of arts to underserved populations. Grants are for $10,000. (Deadline: May 24, 2012)

  • Organization may submit only one application for one of these grants per cycle.


Next steps
Next Steps

  • Communicate with OCG

  • InfoEd

  • OCG Website and Templates

  • Corporate and Foundation Relations


What is infoed
What is InfoEd?

  • Online Research Administration System Tool

  • USF Subscription = Two Modules

    • GENIUS = User Profile

    • SPIN = Funding Opportunity Database



Questions
Questions

Office of Contracts and Grants

www.usfca.edu/ocg

Eddie Meza

[email protected]

x6921


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