Arts and Humanities Research Support Program Announcement

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the 2023 Arts and Humanities Research Support Program

LOIs due Oct. 242023

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the seventeenth year of Arts and Humanities Research Support for research, creative, and scholarly projects that engage the arts, design, and/or humanities in carrying out the university's research mission. Proposed projects should lay the foundation for further work beyond the award end date. If appropriate, the proposed projects should also result in external funding, such as a fellowship award, commission or grant to continue or expand the project. Funds can support research personnel, access to hard‐to‐find documents, materials, equipment, travel, and supplemental summer salary. Requests for course buyouts and summer salary supplements must be approved by the applicant's college with summer salary supplements capped at one month for one summer.

Individual faculty members and research teams led by full-time assistant/associate professors are invited to develop proposals responsive to this funding announcement. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, projects that:

  • Extend the reach of creative projects to underserved populations
  • Investigate cultural expression through the humanities and/or the arts and design
  • Transform cultural, economic or social attitudes and expectations
  • Build community knowledge and appreciation of the arts, design, and/or humanities
  • Involve non‐traditional visual, multimodal, and print culture projects
  • Explore components of artistic and cultural literacy
  • Document and/or preserve important works of art and culture
  • Support creative activity based in the humanities
  • Advance the use of technology in arts, design and/or humanities
  • Develop relevant leadership and entrepreneurship in arts, design, or the humanities
  • Promote new knowledge, bridge disciplines, and/or address important social and cultural issues in design
  • Examine or impact new developments in popular culture, new media and/or entertainment
  • Make connections between arts, design, and/or humanities and other disciplines or interdisciplinary fields

Collaborative teams must include faculty from the colleges of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts or Liberal Arts and Sciences. Priority will be given to projects not previously funded through this program.

Letters of Intent and abbreviated CVs for the first phase of the competition are due through InfoReady no later than midnight on October 24, 2023. Please visit the InfoReady website for more information and to submit a Letter of Intent.

We look forward to receiving your Letters of Intent! Contact with questions.

Contact info

Julie O'Connor

Director, Research Communications
Phone: 313-577-8845