Arts & Humanitiesfunding 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 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: 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 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 DEAN PI OCG OCG/PI DEAN PROVOST PI OCG
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 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • Communicate with OCG • InfoEd • OCG Website and Templates • Corporate and Foundation Relations
What is InfoEd? • Online Research Administration System Tool • USF Subscription = Two Modules • GENIUS = User Profile • SPIN = Funding Opportunity Database
Questions Office of Contracts and Grants www.usfca.edu/ocg Eddie Meza firstname.lastname@example.org x6921