Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) is accepting applications for the academic year 2017-2018 Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI) program. This program encourages leading edge scholarship, creative activities and interdisciplinary research.  The next deadline is Tuesday, September 26, 2017.



At the time of application, all UI personnel in the arts and humanities disciplines who are tenure-track or tenured faculty, clinical track faculty, research faculty, lecturers, and other staff members for whom research and scholarship are assigned as one of their primary job responsibilities and have at least a 50% university appointment during the academic year of the project are eligible to apply for funding.

The award is made to only one individual. Co-PIs are not allowed. Adjunct faculty, visiting faculty, postdoctoral fellows or scholars, associates, fellowship trainees, and graduate students are not eligible.  An applicant may appear as PI/PD on only one proposal per application cycle, but may be listed as a collaborator or consultant on other proposals.


Application Programs

  1. AHI Standard Grants: individual or collaborative grant applications up to $7,500. 
  2. AHI Major Project Grants: applications up to $30,000 for funding to conduct preliminary work and/or develop pilot data. 
  3. AHI Major Conferences/Ideation Meetings: applications up to $10,000 in support of new conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia or workshops. 


Visit our website for complete details. Please contact or  319-384-3332 with questions.