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PROGRAM NAME
Global Scholar
 
OBJECTIVESTo provide tenured faculty the opportunity to consider their research and teaching in relation to significant globalizing trends
AWARDTwo semesters release from other duties over two years; other financial support as requested by scholar (e.g. equipment, travel, etc.)
CONDITIONSMust 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
ELIGIBILITYTenured faculty with an established record of research and teaching
DEADLINEEarly fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONEnd of fall semester
HOW TO APPLYSubmit proposal to DEO; see website for details
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONSue Moore, 5-0256

PROGRAM NAME
Faculty Exchange Travel Grants to Iceland
 
OBJECTIVESSupport travel for collaborative projects at University of Iceland
AWARD$300-$500
CONDITIONSMust 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
ELIGIBILITYAll UI faculty
DEADLINESeptember, November, February, April
NOTIFICATION OF ACTION 
HOW TO APPLY 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Jenna Burns, International Programs, 

PROGRAM NAME
Obermann Center Cmiel Research Seminar
 
OBJECTIVESThe 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.
AWARDParticipants 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.

ELIGIBILITYAll 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.
DEADLINEOctober 2010.  Call for Cmiel participants: February 2011.
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONVariable
HOW TO APPLYContact person below for application materials.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONTeresa 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
 
OBJECTIVESThe 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.

ELIGIBILITYGraduate 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. 
DEADLINEOctober 18, 2010
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONVariable
HOW TO APPLYContact person below for application materials.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONNeda Barrett, 319-335-4034. For more information.

PROGRAM NAME
Obermann Center Interdisciplinary Research Grants
 
OBJECTIVESProvide 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
CONDITIONSShould involve collaboration at the Obermann Center
ELIGIBILITYUI faculty or staff working with researchers from UI or other institutions
DEADLINEFall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONVariable
HOW TO APPLYContact 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
 
OBJECTIVESDirect 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.
AWARDOne award up to $15,000
CONDITIONSSupport for publicity, printing and duplicating, and honoraria and expenses for visiting speakers
ELIGIBILITYUI faculty and staff
DEADLINEFall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONVariable
HOW TO APPLYContact person below for application materials
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONTeresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, 111 Church Street, 5-4034

PROGRAM NAME
Obermann Summer Research Seminars (to direct a future Seminar)
 
OBJECTIVESThe 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.
CONDITIONS1-3 week seminar at the Obermann Center. One award each year.
ELIGIBILITYSeminar director must be UI tenured faculty member.
DEADLINESpring semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONVariable
HOW TO APPLYContact person below for application materials.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONTeresa Mangum, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, 111 Church Street, 5-4034

PROGRAM NAME
Stanley International Programs - Obermann Center Research Fellowships
 
OBJECTIVESTo 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
CONDITIONSParticipation at an International Programs event.
ELIGIBILITYApplicants must be tenured or tenure-track University of Iowa faculty members who have a current appointment at the Obermann Center.
DEADLINEMarch for the spring semester, August for the fall semester.
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONVariable
HOW TO APPLYApplication instructions will be sent out to eligible Scholars each semester.  Send application materials to Neda Barrett.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONQuestions 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)
 
OBJECTIVESTo provide opportunity for in-depth work of highest quality in area of research or creative endeavor
AWARDRelease from other duties for one semester or more
CONDITIONSMust return to full-time teaching for specified time on completion of award; no other developmental award held consecutively or concurrently
ELIGIBILITYFaculty who have completed a minimum of 10 semesters of full-time academic service or the equivalent are eligible for initial award
DEADLINEEarly fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONEnd of fall semester
HOW TO APPLYSubmit proposal to DEO; see website for details
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONSue Moore, 5-0256

PROGRAM NAME
May Brodbeck Humanities Fellowship
 
OBJECTIVESTo 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
CONDITIONSMust be expended by June 30 of next academic year; report on activities due after completion of award
ELIGIBILITYAll regular faculty; only one fellowship total per applicant
DEADLINEAward made every other year in even years; mid-fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONLate fall or early spring semester
HOW TO APPLYSubmit application to DEO; see website for details
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONSue Moore, 5-0256

PROGRAM NAME
James Van Allen Natural Sciences Fellowship
 
OBJECTIVESTo encourage and support scholarly work in physical, natural, and mathematical sciences
AWARD$15,000
CONDITIONSMust be expended by June 30 of next academic year; report on activities at conclusion of award
ELIGIBILITYAll regular faculty; only one fellowship total per applicant
DEADLINEAward made every other year in odd years; mid-fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONLate fall or early spring semester
HOW TO APPLYSubmit application to DEO; see website for details
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONSue Moore,5-0256

PROGRAM NAME
Faculty Scholar
 
OBJECTIVESTo provide opportunity for sustained and in-depth work of highest quality in area of research or creative endeavor
AWARDThree semesters release from other duties over three years; other financial support as requested by scholar (e.g. equipment, travel)
CONDITIONSMust 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
ELIGIBILITYFor faculty of great promise, typically at the associate professor level at time of application
DEADLINEEarly fall semester
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONEnd of fall semester
HOW TO APPLYSubmit proposal to DEO; see website for details
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONSue Moore, 5-0256

PROGRAM NAMET. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship
OBJECTIVESProvide funds for UI doctoral candidates to conduct dissertation research outside of the United States
AWARDUp to $10,000 but generally range from $1,500 to $5,000
CONDITIONSAvailability 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
ELIGIBILITYDoctoral candidates with all pre-dissertation requirements, including the comprehensive examination and approval of a dissertation topic, completed by September 15, 2005
DEADLINEApril
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONEarly May
HOW TO APPLYContact person below
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONGraduate College, 335-2140

PROGRAM NAME
Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination Seed Grants (CHEEC)
 
OBJECTIVESStimulate growth or development of innovative lines of environmental research, provide for public education, or enhance knowledge base of professional environmental health community
AWARDResearch: Up to $30,000; Education: Up to $2,500
CONDITIONSResearch 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
ELIGIBILITYFaculty 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
DEADLINEUsually November and April
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONNone Specified
HOW TO APPLYContact person below
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONDavid Riley, CHEEC, N202 OH, 5-4016

 

PROGRAM NAME
Grant-Related Equipment Cost Sharing
 
OBJECTIVESProvide matching funds for proposals to external funding agencies
AWARDDetermined on case-by-case basis
CONDITIONSVariable
ELIGIBILITYDependent on particular funding agency requirements
DEADLINEDependent on particular funding agency deadline
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONVariable
HOW TO APPLYContact person below and/or download the forms
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONTwila Fisher Reighley, Director, Division of Sponsored Programs, 100 GILH, 5-2110

PROGRAM NAMECenter for Global and Regional Environmental Research (CGRER) Seed Grants
OBJECTIVESProvide 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.
AWARDUp to $20,000
CONDITIONSPriority given to proposals that demonstrate innovative approaches and/or show promise of developing into externally funded research; no support for faculty salary
ELIGIBILITYMembers of the Center's scientific staff, other scientists working in collaboration with Center scientists, and other meritorious research projects at Iowa universities and colleges
DEADLINEUsually early May
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONUsually August
HOW TO APPLYContact person listed below
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONJane Frank, Administrative Assistant, CGRER, 424 IATL, 5-3333

PROGRAM NAME
Creative Scholarship Book Subventions
 
OBJECTIVESProvide financial support for creative scholarship involving the publication of books.
AWARD$500-$2,000; average subvention
CONDITIONSMust 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
ELIGIBILITYAll UI faculty
DEADLINEVariable
NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONWithin one month
HOW TO APPLYSend to the Office of the Vice President for Research, 201 Gilmore Hall.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCall 335-2119 if there are questions.