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
|Deadline||Award Amount||Online Application||Past Awards||Contact|
March 1, 2017,
|Up to $20,000. Awards may not exceed $20,000, including fringe benefits.||
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.