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Office of the Vice Provost for Research

The Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Funding program is designed to foster new collaborative research and creative activities and jump-start projects involving collaboration between IU Bloomington faculty and IU Bloomington centers, institutes, and museums.

Support may be in the form of

  • stipends for faculty members
  • stipends for research assistants
  • support for graduate students’ research or creative activities
  • support the general development, expansion, or enhancement of the center, institute, or museum’s research or creative activity
DeadlineAward AmountOnline ApplicationPast AwardsContact

March 1, 2017,
5 p.m.

Up to $20,000. Awards may not exceed $20,000, including fringe benefits.

Alicia Adelman
ovprgrnt[at]indiana [dot] edu
(812) 855-0126

IU Bloomington faculty or center directors (on the center's behalf) may apply. In the case of individuals, collaborations may be initiated either by units or by individual faculty members. IUB center, institute, and museum directors must invite IUB faculty members to collaborate or individual faculty members must identify an IUB center, institute, or museum for collaboration. In either case, the faculty member and center, museum, or institute director must communicate clearly with each other before submitting a proposal.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of merit. Proposals for faculty stipends and stipends for research assistants who will work with specific faculty members should be submitted by the individual faculty members involved. Proposals to support student research/creative activity or general development, expansion, or enhancement of research/creative activity should be submitted by IUB center, institute, or museum directors on behalf of their units.

Eligibility

  • Individual applicants and Center Directors must be Bloomington tenured or tenure-track faculty members (including librarians), Research Scientists/Scholars, or Research Center Directors.
  • There must be a collaboration between an Indiana University Bloomington Center and an unrelated Indiana University Bloomington Faculty member as outlined above. Center list may be found here: http://www.indiana.edu/~vpr/centers.shtml
  • Faculty applicants who are seeking support for themselves must have a 10-month appointment. Faculty members on 12-month appointments may not request support for themselves but may apply for support for research assistants. Likewise, directors with 12-month appointments may apply on behalf of their units but may not request support for themselves.
  • Faculty who have received the award during the past six semesters are not eligible to apply.

Stipend Conditions

Summer stipend recipients can devote up to nine weeks of full-time research or creative activity in collaboration with an IU center, institute, or museum. Normally, teaching and/or administrative duties are not permitted during the award period. This restriction does not apply to faculty members on 12-month appointments who have received awards to support research assistants or to directors who have received awards on behalf of their units.

Summer stipend recipients are encouraged to seek additional funding sources to supplement the summer award. Note that total summer compensation (including the stipend) is normally limited to 27.5% of the previous academic year salary (AYS). External funding, if available, should be used first. The award (not to exceed $20,000) may then be used to bring the total to 27.5% AYS.

Budget

Budgets should be for one-time amounts to be expended over a one-year period. Requests for summer faculty stipends, research assistants, or student research/creative activity require justification for the collaborative effort and the requirements of each person in return for the stipend. If general development, expansion, or enhancement of the scholarly activity in the center, institute, or museum is being requested, the budget justification must also outline the need for such items.

Application Requirements

Applicants must complete an electronic application, create a budget using the budget builder link on the electronic application form, and attach the following as PDFs to the electronic application form. Please note page limitations.

  • three to four page (single spaced) Project Description that must provide specific information on the collaborative nature of the project with an IU center, institute, or museum and the anticipated increase in academic, intellectual, and scholarly outcomes.
  • one-page Budget Justification
  • two to three page Curriculum Vitae of the faculty applicant (in the case of individual faculty applicants) or the center, institute, or museum director (in the case of directors applying on behalf of their units)
  • Brief letter of support from the department chair (in the case of individual faculty applicants)
  • Brief letter of support from the center, institute, or museum director (in the case of individual faculty applicants)
  • Brief letter of support from your collaborative partner, outside of the center, institute, or museum (in the case of directors applying on behalf of their units)

PDFs are preferred to ensure that application formatting is not lost. Applicants or recommenders can also submit letters of support separately to Alicia Adelman via email or fax.

Application Materials

Recommendations should address the applicant’s general scholarly competence, recent performance, and promise of distinction in his or her field of interest; the originality and value of the collaboration, and; the applicant's ability to complete the described project successfully in the time schedule presented.

Past Awards