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Office of the Vice President for Research

Research Support for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

In collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences, the VPR also provides funding for the biannual research support grants in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences through a competitive grant program. Funding may be requested for up to $3,000 for any activity or expense associated with a scholarly or research project.

Funding may be requested for up to $3,000 for any activity or expense associated with a scholarly or research project. These may include (but are not limited to):

Priority is given to proposals that request support for:

  1. Activities related to scholarly and research activities, including field research and visits to archives and special collections.
  2. Preparation of novel databases for scholarly studies.
  3. Preparation of primary scholarship or creative work for publication, exhibition, or performance (books, artworks, musical compositions and performance); typically these subventions depend on a contract with a publisher, a commission, or a contracted exhibition or venue.

All full-time, regular faculty members (tenure-track and general faculty) are eligible to apply for this support, but preference will be given to individuals who do not have access to other forms of research support through their departments, the Dean's Office, the Office of the Vice President for Research or other sources of funding. Preference will also be given to faculty in continuing positions in the College.

Funding requests can be submitted to the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in the fall semester and the spring semester.  To view more information about the most recent round, please review the Research Support for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences submission information page.  Any questions concerning eligibility or suitability of proposals may be directed to the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences Christian McMillen or the Associate Dean for the Arts & Humanities Alison Levine