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  1. Arts & Humanitiesfunding opportunities Presented by the College of Arts & Sciences with the Office of Contracts and Grants University of San Francisco April 2012

  2. 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

  3. What are you seeking funding for?

  4. Grant Proposal Process

  5. Components of a Strong Proposal or Concept paper

  6. 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”

  7. 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

  8. Submission: At-A-Glance DEAN PI OCG OCG/PI DEAN PROVOST PI OCG

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Next Steps • Communicate with OCG • InfoEd • OCG Website and Templates • Corporate and Foundation Relations

  18. What is InfoEd? • Online Research Administration System Tool • USF Subscription = Two Modules • GENIUS = User Profile • SPIN = Funding Opportunity Database

  19. InfoEd Demo

  20. Questions Office of Contracts and Grants www.usfca.edu/ocg Eddie Meza emeza2@usfca.edu x6921