Funding

Funding

Fun Facts
Number
$3.8m
Number Description
Grants awarded for cross-disciplinary research and A+H interventions
Number
$800k
Number Description
Mentoring and cross-disciplinary research support for students
Number
45%
Number Description
Grants invested in amplifying community-engaged projects
Advanced
Text

 

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme has recommitted the university to the specific importance of the humanities and the arts to understanding, representing and addressing global concerns and pressing social issues and to creating a diverse, engaged research and learning community. In addition to the $2.5 million commitment in one-time cash to support grants and programming for a five-year period (2015-2020), the Global Arts + Humanities has increased the percentage of its permanent, annual rate funding of $2.5 million earmarked for the hiring of tenure-track faculty and development of programming to fund several of the following open grants competitions and fellowship opportunities.


Funding Brochure cover illustration

 (Click the cover above to view the full, interactive document on Issuu)


Current opportunities

Note: Due to the unique circumstances of COVID-19, some of the funding opportunities below are currently on hold, as indicated.

Text

(ROUND TWO) Matching Funds Guidelines for Ohio State's Seed Grants for Racial Justice

 

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme aims to demonstrate the value of cross-disciplinary research and creative practice to address global concerns and to empower faculty and students to contribute to society as change agents. We are steadfast in our commitment to supporting research and creative practices, experiential learning and community partnerships that address historical struggles for racial justice. We have a strong record of not only hiring and retaining diverse, world-class scholars who enrich our classrooms and learning spaces, but also of advancing scholarship in the indigenous arts and humanities, human rights, race, ethnicity and social justice fields.

In support of the university’s Call for Action on Racial Justice, GAHDT is pleased to announce round two of a 1:1 matching funds opportunity in conjunction with the Seed Fund for Racial Justice for proposals that foreground arts and humanities methods, orientations and interventions. Specifically, GAHDT will increase total funding by up to $25 thousand (for small seed grant awards) and $50 thousand (for large seed grant awards).


Process

  1. Eligible applicants should first submit “Round 2 Concept Papers” to the Office of Research by February 26, 2021. The lead applicant must have PI status at Ohio State and can be from any discipline. To be eligible for matching funding, the proposal team must have either a community partner or Ohio State investigator from an arts and humanities organization or discipline.
  2. Research teams whose concept papers are invited by the Office of Research for full proposal submission may request consideration of matching funds from GAHDT if they meet the eligibility requirement above and demonstrate significant arts and humanities interventions. This matching funding is meant to enhance the scale and impact of the project.
  3. Drafts of full proposals for consideration of matching funds must be uploaded online by 5 p.m. on April 23, 2021. In addition to including a draft of the final seed grant proposal, applicants should include a 1-2 page cover letter that explains how the matching funding will enhance the scale and impact of the project. It must also show how the project is informed by and/or makes substantive use of arts and/or humanities methods and orientations.
  4. Matching funding proposals will be reviewed by GAHDT leadership, and applicants will be informed by April 28, 2021, whether they have received matching support, contingent on approval of the seed grant. This matching support can then be included in the proposed budget submitted to the Office of Research.
  5. The matching funds will be confirmed upon notification that the project has been awarded a seed grant. GAHDT reserves the right to cap the amount of funding based on the number of seed grants approved, in line with its commitment to a $250,000 investment over two rounds of seed grant funding.

Contact for additional information

Applicants may email questions to GAHDT Program Manager, Puja Batra-Wells, at batra-wells.1@osu.edu.


Total investment

$250,000 commitment over two rounds of Ohio State’s Seed Fund for Racial Justice Competition.


Timeline

  • Round 2 concept proposals submitted to OR
    February 26, 2021, by 5 p.m. EST
  • Round 2 concept paper decisions announced by OR
    March 31, 2021
     
  • Submission to GAHDT
    April 23, 2021, by 5 p.m. EST
  • GAHDT decision letters released
    April 28, 2021
     
  • Round 2 invited full proposals due to OR
    April 30, 2021, by 5 p.m. EST
  • Round 2 awards announced by OR
    May 28, 2021

Downloadable call for applications

File

Apply Now

Text

Society of Fellows Graduate Research Grants
2021-2022 Annual Theme: Extinction | Imagination
Deadline: July 1, 2021


This small grants program is designed to enhance opportunities for graduate students (PhD and MFA) in the arts and humanities to advance their research and/or creative practice fostering cross-disciplinary inquiry in alignment with GAHDT’s Society of Fellows and its annual theme.

The Society of Fellows 2021-22 theme is Extinction | Imagination. We understand extinction as a range of existential threats to ecosystems, species, populations, cultures, languages and life ways. As the world faces unprecedented environmental, economic and health related threats, and in a moment in which a global pandemic and global awareness of racial violence and systems of inequality heightens our awareness of fundamental interdependencies, the frame of Extinction | Imagination invites scholars and artists to explore these pressing issues within an expansive cross-disciplinary framework. As such, this theme calls for a dual vision that attends to structural and embodied relations that contour extinction as well as the role of imagination in crafting sustainable and liberatory responses to these threats and systemic inequities

GAHDT plans to award up to ten small research grants annually. Grants will total $2,500 and must be expended between October 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022. Grants can be rescinded if all program obligations are not met.


Program obligations

  • Recipients must attend the Society of Fellows Cross-Disciplinary Digital Dialogues series (composed of presentations by faculty fellows and visiting speakers) and/or SOF Cross-Disciplinary Workshops for Graduate Students.
  • Recipients must present their research or creative production at the Society of Fellows’ end of year event in May 2022. Given the uncertain future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this event may be modified to a hybrid or remote format consistent with university mandates and guidelines and will practice all social distancing and other safe campus protocols.

Eligibility

Grants are restricted to currently-enrolled students in arts and humanities PhD and MFA programs. Applications are considered from individual students only. Students who have received a GAHDT Graduate Team Fellowship are not eligible for these small research grant awards. The GAHDT anticipates offering up to 10 cross-disciplinary graduate research grants for the 2021-2022 academic year.


How to apply

All applications must be submitted online, where applicants will be guided through the application process for their proposal type.

Submit electronic copies of the following documents:

  1. A short, two-page curriculum vitae.
  2. A brief statement (two single-spaced pages) that 1) Describes the student’s creative or scholarly project; 2) Specifies how much of the project the student has already completed; and 3) Describes how the project engages in cross-disciplinary dialogue and intersects with the Society of Fellows’ annual theme of Extinction | Imagination.
  3. Advising report (student must be in good standing). There is no need to submit official transcripts.

Timeline

  • Call for applications issued: December 15, 2020
  • Application deadline: July 1, 2021
  • Decisions announced: August 1, 2021
  • Funds released: October 2021

Contact

Applicants may email questions to GAHDT Program Manager, Puja Batra-Wells (batra-wells.1@osu.edu).


Downloadable call


Apply now 

Apply Now

Text

Society of Fellows Undergraduate Research Grants
2021-2022 Annual Theme: Extinction | Imagination
Deadline: July 1, 2021


Global Arts + Humanities’ Society of Fellows Undergraduate Research Grant competition is a competitive research program that provides up to ten upper-level undergraduates the opportunity to be mentored through multidisciplinary approaches to the study of an annual theme, to build an intellectual cohort around the theme, and to produce research/creative responses to inquiries impelled by these engagements.

The theme for the 2021-22 academic year is Extinction | Imagination. We understand extinction as a range of existential threats to ecosystems, species, populations, cultures, languages and lifeways. As the world faces unprecedented environmental, economic and health related threats, and in a moment in which a global pandemic and global awareness of racial violence and systems of inequality heightens our awareness of fundamental interdependencies, the frame of Extinction | Imagination invites the exploration of these pressing issues within an expansive, cross-disciplinary framework. As such, this theme calls for a dual vision that attends to structural and embodied relations that contour extinction as well as the role of imagination in crafting sustainable and liberatory responses to these threats and systemic inequities.

We invite current Ohio State undergraduate students (juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0) from all majors/campuses with an interest in this area to apply. Note that priority will be given to students in the arts and humanities or those bringing a humanistic perspective to their research. Students must be able to articulate a strong interest in any dimension of this subject area as well as a research/creative project they would like to develop when applying for the grant.

The grant carries with it a stipend of $2,000. This award will be distributed in two payments of $1,000 (in autumn 2021 and spring 2022), contingent on the completion of program requirements. This program does not carry formal academic credit.


Grant recipient requirements

  1. Grant recipients will develop their own research and creative project and be mentored through the fellowship year by a GAHDT Faculty Fellow. Fellows are obligated to attend several group mentoring sessions during the academic year (NOTE: Given the uncertain future impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings may be modified to a hybrid or remote format, consistent with university mandates and guidelines and will practice all social distancing and other safe campus protocols).
  2. In addition to attending group mentoring sessions, grant recipients must attend three of the Society of Fellows Digital Dialogues during the academic year. Fellows must present their research (either individually or in groups) in an end-of-year public event in collaboration with faculty affiliates of the Society of Fellows.
    1. A tentative timeline of research obligations: Initial research proposal due in October 2021; research outline due in early January 2022; midterm research progress report due in March 2022; and final research project due in April 2022.

How to apply

NOTE: To be eligible, applicants must hold either junior or senior status with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

All proposals must be submitted online, where applicants will be guided through the application process for their proposal type.

Submit electronic copies of the following materials:

  1. An online application.
  2. A completed application includes the following materials:
    1. A two-page statement of purpose (750-1,000 words, 12pt Times New Roman, single spaced) indicating why you are interested in the annual theme of Extinction | Imagination and how participation in the Society of Fellows would benefit you. This statement should not restate information found in your resume. Answer the following questions when writing:
      1. Tell us about yourself and the evolution of your interest in this subject area, including any specific academic courses or experiences that have contributed to your interest.
      2. What dimensions of this theme interest you the most and why?
      3. Describe what specific research or creative project you imagine working on.
    2. 1-page resume.
    3. Advising report (a minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required). There is no need to submit official transcripts.

Timeline

  • Fellowship call issued: December 15, 2020
  • Application deadline: July 1, 2021
  • Fellowships announced: August 1, 2021
  • Stipends released: October 2021; May 2022

Contact

Applicants may email questions to GAHDT Program Manager, Puja Batra-Wells (batra-wells.1@osu.edu).


Downloadable call 


Apply now 

Apply Now

Text

 Mobile Methods and Practices Series

Global Arts + Humanities will co-sponsor Mobile Methods and Practices events to foster dialogue on Arts and humanities methodologies and practices. These events aims to highlight new scholarly and creative projects, resources, and cross-disciplinary opportunities.

To propose a mobile event, please submit an application below. Event requests should not exceed $1,500. Student applications must include a letter of support from a tenure track faculty member from the Division of Arts and Sciences.  Requests are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by the Leadership Committee. Requests should be submitted no less than 21 days before the event.

Downloadable application form

 

Apply Now


Co-Sponsorship Opportunities

Global Arts + Humanities co-sponsorships provide support for events that align with the GAHDT mission and core goals and intersect with one of the four focus areas.

Sponsorship requests may not exceed $500. Student applications must include a letter of support from a tenure track faculty member from the Division of Arts and Sciences. Requests are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Leadership Committee. These requests must be submitted using the tool below  -  no less than 21 days before the event.

Downloadable application form

 

Apply Now

Text

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme will offer financial support up to $5,000  for interdisciplinary  groups to attend conferences, visit universities or centers, or attend events or performances. Preference will be given to conferences that are broad-based, multi-disciplinary and national or international in scope.

For a travel opportunity to qualify for this grant opportunity, the travel leader must be a tenure-track faculty member from the Division of Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences. Travelers may include individuals from within and outside of the division, graduate students, undergraduate students, alumni and staff. Grantees may only receive ONE travel grant per academic year. Grants cannot be used to support after-the-fact travel. Grants award monies will be transferred to the travel leader’s department for administration.

CONTACT: Applicants may email questions to GAHDT Program Manager, Puja Batra-Wells, at batra-wells.1@osu.edu.

Downloadable application form

 

Apply Now