Events & Dates

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Federal Grant Programs and Deadlines


National Endowment for the Humanities

For all NEH programs, please visit the NEH Grant Programs website.

Challenge Grant Program

NEH Challenge Grant (Limited Submission, 1 per IU Campus)
Internal Deadline: 2015 Limited submission deadline expected mid-March 2015
NEH Deadline: May 5, 2015
Likely award is $30K - $450K or $500K federal funds, with 3:1 matching of non-federal funds required.
This is a capacity-building grant intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Through these awards, many organizations and institutions have been able to increase their humanities capacity and secure the permanent support of an endowment. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing program activities. See the IU Limited Submission website for further information.

Digital Humanities Program

Digital Humanities Implementation Grants
Deadline: February 18, 2015
$100K-$325K for one to three years
This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of central problems in the humanities, raise new questions in the humanities, or develop new digital applications and approaches for use in the humanities.

Digital Humanities Start Up Grants
Deadline: September 11, 2014
Level I funding is $5K-$30K; Level II is $30,001-$60K. Projects for both levels are 18 months.
The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. 

Education/Teaching Programs

Enduring Questions
Deadline: September 11, 2014
$22,000 - $38,000, depending on the number of faculty involved
Examples of enduring questions are "What is good government? What is friendship? Are there universals in human nature? What are the origins of the universe?" Enduring Questions grants support the development by up to four faculty members of a new course on a fundamental concern of human life that is addressed by the humanities. This question-driven course encourages undergraduates and teachers to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential ideas, works, and thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.

Landmarks of American History and Cultures: Workshops for School Teachers
Deadline: February 24, 2015
$150,000 - $180,000, assuming each 1-week workshop costs $75,000 - $90,000.
This program supports a series of one-week residence-based workshops for a national audience of K-12 educators, using historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, music, and related subjects in the humanities.  

Summer Seminars and Institutes
Deadline: February 24, 2015
Seminars: $70K-$140K for 12-month project. Institutes: $90K-$200K for 15-month project.
Provides funding to host either a summer seminar (16 participants) or institute (25 participants) for school teachers or college and University teachers. The website contains examples of successful proposals.

Public Programs

Digital Projects for the Public
Deadline: June 10, 2015
$30,000 for exploratory-stage projects; $100,000 for proof-of-concept prototyping
This program supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with humanities ideas.

Research Programs 

Collaborative Research Grants
Deadline: December 9, 2014
$25,000 - $100,000 total costs per year for one to three years
To support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars. Archaeological projects are eligible. 

Deadline: April 30, 2015
$4,200 stipend per month for 6-12 months, $50,400 maximum
To support continuous full-time advanced research of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Summer Stipends (Limited Submission, two per IU campus) THE 2014 COMPETITION IS CLOSED. Plan ahead for 2015!
Internal Deadline: June 16, 2014.
NEH Deadline: September 30, 2014.
Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. See the IU Limited Submission website for further information.
$6,000 for 2 months ($3,000 per month)
To support work on a humanities project for 2 consecutive months of full-time advanced research on topics of value to scholars, general audiences, or both. 


National Institutes for Health (NIH)

The NIH uses a Parent Announcement for unsolicited proposals. Read the parent announcements and download electronic application packages for specific funding mechanisms, i.e., R01, etc. by clicking on the links below. The dates given below are standard deadline dates, used for parent announcements, and most PAs and RFAs.

R01 Research Project Grant, New Submission (PA-13-302)
Monday October 6, 2014; February 5, 2015; June 5, 2015

R03 NIH Small Research Grant Program, New (PA-13-304)
R21NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program, New (PA-13-303)
New submissions for both R03 and R21 are due October 16, 2014; February 16, 2015; June 16, 2015

R01 Resubmission
November 5, 2014; March 5, 2015; Monday July 6, 2015

R03 and R21 Resubmission
Monday November 17, 2014; March 16, 2015; July 16, 2015

AIDS New and Resubmission
For new unsolicited proposal, use R01, R21 or R03 parent announcement
Monday September 8, 2014; January 7, 2015; May 7, 2015


National Science Foundation (NSF)

Archaeology and Archaeometry
December 1, 2014; Monday December 22, 2014; July 1, 2015

January 15, 2015; July 14, 2015; January 15, 2016

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
July 23, 2014. Annual submission, check link for July 2015 deadline. The IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) offers a multi-session workshop series to help CAREER applicants prepare their proposals. Visit the OVCR Events website for future announcements. 

Cultural Anthropology 
August 15, 2014 (Senior); Monday August 18, 2014 (Scholars); January 15, 2015 (Senior); January 16, 2015 (Scholars)

August 18, 2014; Monday January 19, 2015; August 18, 2015

Political Science
August 15, 2014; January 15, 2015; Monday August 17, 2015

August 15, 2014; January 15, 2015; Monday August 17, 2015

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
August 27, 2014; August 22, 2015; fourth Wednesday in August thereafter

Science of Organizations (SoO)
September 3, 2014; February 2, 2015; September 3, 2015

Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)
December 2, 2014