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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.

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


 

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Matching Funds Guidelines for Ohio State’s Seed Grants for Racial Justice

(Multiple deadlines)


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 Ohio State’s Call for Action on Racial Justice, GAHDT is pleased to announce 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 1 Concept Papers” to the Office of Research by September 15, 2020. 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 October 10, 2020. 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 October 20, 2020, 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. GAHDT reserves the right to cap the amount of funding based on the number of grants approved, in line with its commitment to a $250,000 investment over two rounds of seed grant funding.

Additional information


Networking/brainstorming session

On August 27, 2020, GAHDT hosted a brainstorming/consultation workshop on Zoom to seed innovative, exploratory research approaches and creative ideas that would yield final proposals to the Office of Research’s Seed Competition. Attendance to the workshop was not mandatory for consideration of matching funds; it was a consultative meeting for the purpose of network building.


Contact for additional information

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


Timeline

  • Brainstorming/consultation session: August 27, 2020 | 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom
  • Concept proposals submitted to OR seed fund: September 15, 2020
  • Full proposal invitations issued by OR: September 30, 2020
  • Draft proposal submission/matching funds request due to GAHDT: October 10, 2020
  • GAHDT decision letters released: October 20, 2020
  • Final proposal due to OR: October 31, 2020

Total investment

$250,000 commitment over two rounds of the Office of Research’s Seed Fund for Racial Justice Competition.


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 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 $1500. 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. Application forms can be downloaded here:

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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. Application forms can be downloaded here.

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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.

The application form is available for download here

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Faculty are invited to submit proposals for a Discovery Field School Grant. Field schools are faculty-led, interdisciplinary, experiential learning programs offered as one-credit undergraduate courses that take students   to domestic destinations to learn about the transformational value of the humanities and the arts. By immersing students in learning environments, field schools aim to close the gap between knowing and doing. This round of grants is for field schools implemented either during autumn 2020 or spring 2021.

Renewable annual grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded for field schools that further the declared purposes of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme to:

  • Deepen student cross-disciplinary engagement and experiential learning in the arts and humanities.
  • Demonstrate the value of the arts and humanities to address global concerns.
  • Empower faculty and students to contribute to society as change agents.

Proposed field schools should also respond to one or more of the GAHDT’s four Focus Areas of Im/Mobility, Livability, Community, and Methods and Practices Amplifier.

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

Further details are available for download here: 

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