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PROGRAM NAME
Global Scholar
 
OBJECTIVES To provide tenured faculty the opportunity to consider their research and teaching in relation to significant globalizing trends
AWARD Two semesters release from other duties over two years; other financial support as requested by scholar (e.g. equipment, travel, etc.)
CONDITIONS Must return to full-time teaching for specified time on completion of award; no other developmental awards held concurrently or consecutively; one or two new scholars chosen each year
ELIGIBILITY Tenured faculty with an established record of research and teaching
DEADLINE Early fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION End of fall semester
HOW TO APPLY Submit proposal to DEO; see website for details
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Sue Moore, 5-0256

PROGRAM NAME
Faculty Exchange Travel Grants to Iceland
 
OBJECTIVES Support travel for collaborative projects at University of Iceland
AWARD $300-$500
CONDITIONS Must provide evidence of willingness of Icelandic colleagues to collaborate; priority to proposals with broadest results, such as possible new avenues of collaboration or long-range associations affecting other faculty and students
ELIGIBILITY All UI faculty
DEADLINE September, November, February, April
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION  
HOW TO APPLY  
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Jenna Burns, International Programs, 

PROGRAM NAME
Obermann Center Cmiel Research Seminar
 
OBJECTIVES The bi-annual Cmiel Semester seminar gathers 4-6 UI scholars whose individual projects will be substantially enriched by interdisciplinary study of a shared topic.  Award covers replacement costs for one course, research allowance, and funds for visiting speakers.  Two steps shape the proposal process: 1) one or more UI faculty members propose a semester seminar topic; 2) after the topic and director(s) are selected, the Center invites applications from UI faculty.
AWARD Participants receive a course reduction and $1500 each for discretionary research expenses. Participants are selected through competitive review and with the approval of Department and Collegiate Executive Officers. The Obermann Center will negotiate compensation to the department/college to help defray costs associated with the released time.
CONDITIONS

Participants will be in residence at the Obermann Center at least two days per week to facilitate formal and informal interactions. The group will convene weekly. Participants will be provided with office space, personal computers, Internet access, library service, technical support, copying and meeting rooms.

ELIGIBILITY All UI tenured, tenure-track, and clinical faculty members are eligible. Also eligible are UI Professional and Scientific full-time staff members with a terminal degree or equivalent record of scholarship and a regular (that is, not temporary) appointment.
DEADLINE October 2010.  Call for Cmiel participants: February 2011.
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Variable
HOW TO APPLY Contact person below for application materials.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Teresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, 111 Church Street, 5-4034

PROGRAM NAME
Obermann Center and Graduate College: The Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy
 
OBJECTIVES The selected Obermann Graduate Fellows attend a 5-day Institute the week before spring semester begins that covers theories and practices of publicly engaged arts, research, and teaching.  Up to 15 graduate students from any UI department are competitively selected.  Co-sponsored with The Graduate College.
AWARD $500 stipend and denomination as Obermann Graduate Fellow.
CONDITIONS

Applicants must be UI graduates in good standing.  Participants must be available for the entire 5 days (and some evenings) of the Institute.

ELIGIBILITY Graduate students in all fields and at all stages of their studies are eligible.  Applicants may already have a project underway that they wish to develop, or they may use the Institute to develop a project that will be launched in the future.  In either case, the applicant should carefully describe plans and objectives for an engaged project in the application letter. 
DEADLINE October 18, 2010
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Variable
HOW TO APPLY Contact person below for application materials.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Neda Barrett, 319-335-4034. For more information.

PROGRAM NAME
Obermann Center Interdisciplinary Research Grants
 
OBJECTIVES Provide support for interdisciplinary scholarship conducted by UI faculty and eligible staff working with one another or researchers from other institutions
AWARD $6,000 per person per 4-week summer residency
CONDITIONS Should involve collaboration at the Obermann Center
ELIGIBILITY UI faculty or staff working with researchers from UI or other institutions
DEADLINE Fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Variable
HOW TO APPLY Contact person below for application materials
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Teresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, 111 Church Street, 5-4034

PROGRAM NAME
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Humanities Symposium Award
 
OBJECTIVES Direct annual symposium which brings together UI humanities scholars, often working in collaboration with scholars from other institutions and other disciplines, to explore an important interdisciplinary humanities research topic.
AWARD One award up to $15,000
CONDITIONS Support for publicity, printing and duplicating, and honoraria and expenses for visiting speakers
ELIGIBILITY UI faculty and staff
DEADLINE Fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Variable
HOW TO APPLY Contact person below for application materials
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Teresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, 111 Church Street, 5-4034

PROGRAM NAME
Obermann Summer Research Seminars (to direct a future Seminar)
 
OBJECTIVES The Summer Research Seminar (1-3 weeks) gathers 8-12 artists, scholars, and/or researchers who bring innovative approaches to a significant issue, culminating in a substantial publication.  Two steps shape the proposal process: 1) one or more UI faculty members propose a seminar topic; 2) after the topic and directors(s) are selected, the Center invites applications.  Open to faculty from the UI and other institutions.
AWARD $40,000 total for director's and fellows' stipends, visiting speakers, and administrative costs.
CONDITIONS 1-3 week seminar at the Obermann Center. One award each year.
ELIGIBILITY Seminar director must be UI tenured faculty member.
DEADLINE Spring semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Variable
HOW TO APPLY Contact person below for application materials.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Teresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, 111 Church Street, 5-4034

PROGRAM NAME
Stanley International Programs - Obermann Center Research Fellowships
 
OBJECTIVES To provide travel and research support for selected Obermann Center Scholars in residence who are engaged in scholarly or creative work with an international emphasis.
AWARD $3000; one award each semester
CONDITIONS Participation at an International Programs event.
ELIGIBILITY Applicants must be tenured or tenure-track University of Iowa faculty members who have a current appointment at the Obermann Center.
DEADLINE March for the spring semester, August for the fall semester.
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Variable
HOW TO APPLY Application instructions will be sent out to eligible Scholars each semester.  Send application materials to Neda Barrett.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Questions should be directed to Teresa Mangum, Director, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies or Downing Thomas, Dean, International programs.

PROGRAM NAME
Career Development Award (formerly Semester Assignment)
 
OBJECTIVES To provide opportunity for in-depth work of highest quality in area of research or creative endeavor
AWARD Release from other duties for one semester or more
CONDITIONS Must return to full-time teaching for specified time on completion of award; no other developmental award held consecutively or concurrently
ELIGIBILITY Faculty who have completed a minimum of 10 semesters of full-time academic service or the equivalent are eligible for initial award
DEADLINE Early fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION End of fall semester
HOW TO APPLY Submit proposal to DEO; see website for details
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Sue Moore, 5-0256

PROGRAM NAME
May Brodbeck Humanities Fellowship
 
OBJECTIVES To encourage and support study of language, linguistics, literature, philosophy, history, jurisprudence, criticism, and theory of the arts; also humanistic aspects of natural and social sciences
AWARD $15,000
CONDITIONS Must be expended by June 30 of next academic year; report on activities due after completion of award
ELIGIBILITY All regular faculty; only one fellowship total per applicant
DEADLINE Award made every other year in even years; mid-fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Late fall or early spring semester
HOW TO APPLY Submit application to DEO; see website for details
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Sue Moore, 5-0256

PROGRAM NAME
James Van Allen Natural Sciences Fellowship
 
OBJECTIVES To encourage and support scholarly work in physical, natural, and mathematical sciences
AWARD $15,000
CONDITIONS Must be expended by June 30 of next academic year; report on activities at conclusion of award
ELIGIBILITY All regular faculty; only one fellowship total per applicant
DEADLINE Award made every other year in odd years; mid-fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Late fall or early spring semester
HOW TO APPLY Submit application to DEO; see website for details
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Sue Moore,5-0256

PROGRAM NAME
Faculty Scholar
 
OBJECTIVES To provide opportunity for sustained and in-depth work of highest quality in area of research or creative endeavor
AWARD Three semesters release from other duties over three years; other financial support as requested by scholar (e.g. equipment, travel)
CONDITIONS Must return to full-time teaching for specified time on completion of award; no other developmental awards held concurrently or consecutively; up to six new Scholars chosen each year
ELIGIBILITY For faculty of great promise, typically at the associate professor level at time of application
DEADLINE Early fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION End of fall semester
HOW TO APPLY Submit proposal to DEO; see website for details
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Sue Moore, 5-0256

PROGRAM NAME T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship
OBJECTIVES Provide funds for UI doctoral candidates to conduct dissertation research outside of the United States
AWARD Up to $10,000 but generally range from $1,500 to $5,000
CONDITIONS Availability of other, supplemental funds increases chances for award; may not be used for following: in-country expenses for adviser(s), language study, support while writing up results in U.S., salaries, publication costs, transportation/maintenance for dependents, equipment purchases and UI tuition and fees
ELIGIBILITY Doctoral candidates with all pre-dissertation requirements, including the comprehensive examination and approval of a dissertation topic, completed by September 15, 2005
DEADLINE April
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Early May
HOW TO APPLY Contact person below
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Graduate College, 335-2140

PROGRAM NAME
Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination Seed Grants (CHEEC)
 
OBJECTIVES Stimulate growth or development of innovative lines of environmental research, provide for public education, or enhance knowledge base of professional environmental health community
AWARD Research: Up to $30,000; Education: Up to $2,500
CONDITIONS Research grants: pilot studies on exposure assessment, risk assessment, and related areas; projects must have potential relationship to health effects Education grants: partial support for public education projects on environmental health issues, particularly those related to providing information on identifying potential problems and preventing exposure to toxic substances
ELIGIBILITY Faculty of public or private colleges and universities in Iowa, researchers and educators affiliated with state environmental or health agencies, and other qualified researchers and educators
DEADLINE Usually November and April
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION None Specified
HOW TO APPLY Contact person below
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION David Riley, CHEEC, N202 OH, 5-4016

 

PROGRAM NAME
Grant-Related Equipment Cost Sharing
 
OBJECTIVES Provide matching funds for proposals to external funding agencies
AWARD Determined on case-by-case basis
CONDITIONS Variable
ELIGIBILITY Dependent on particular funding agency requirements
DEADLINE Dependent on particular funding agency deadline
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Variable
HOW TO APPLY Contact person below and/or download the forms
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Twila Fisher Reighley, Director, Division of Sponsored Programs, 100 GILH, 5-2110

PROGRAM NAME Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) Seed Grants
OBJECTIVES Provide support for work that advances both basic and social science in the areas of global change, climate effects, and regional environmental research related to global environmental problems.
AWARD Up to $20,000
CONDITIONS Priority given to proposals that demonstrate innovative approaches and/or show promise of developing into externally funded research; no support for faculty salary
ELIGIBILITY Members of the Center's scientific staff, other scientists working in collaboration with Center scientists, and other meritorious research projects at Iowa universities and colleges
DEADLINE Usually early May
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Usually August
HOW TO APPLY Contact person listed below
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Jane Frank, Administrative Assistant, CGRER, 424 IATL, 5-3333

PROGRAM NAME
Creative Scholarship Book Subventions
 
OBJECTIVES Provide financial support for creative scholarship involving the publication of books.
AWARD $500-$2,000; average subvention
CONDITIONS Must provide evidence of scholarly or creative reputation of publishing house or sponsoring organization; must provide copies of reviews or other evaluations indicating the quality and importance of the work
ELIGIBILITY All UI faculty
DEADLINE Variable
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION Within one month
HOW TO APPLY Send to the Office of the Vice President for Research, 201 Gilmore Hall.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Call 335-2119 if there are questions.