Boehnen Fund for Excellence in the Arts 2013-14 Grant Competition
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 5 PM
We are very fortunate to be able to offer a grant competition for the faculty in the Arts.
The upper limit on the 2013-14 Boehnen grant will be $3000. We will be able to fund about 3 or 4 proposals, depending on the budgets of those that are funded. You have the option of combining the Boehnen and the Small Research and Creative Works Grant (upper limit $2500) into one application. If you choose to do that, however, then the upper limit on the Boehnen funds will be $2000 with a total maximum award of $4500. Whatever the amount of the combined grant, we will fund the Small Grant fully first. Thus if your budget is $3500, this would be tantamount to a $2500 Small Grant and $1000 from the Boehnen Fund. This approach will allow us to optimize the use of the Boehnen Funds.
Please adhere strictly to the proposal guidelines. Submit your proposals via email to Pat Base (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will confirm receipt. Grants that arrive after the deadline will not be considered for review (email submissions are automatically time stamped). Also, no hard copies of grants will be accepted.
Like all competitive ISLA grants, the proposals will be reviewed by members of the College of Arts and Letters Research Committee.
Please take the Review Criteria listed below into account when constructing the proposal.
- a letter or brief proposal (2 pages maximum);
- an abbreviated CV (2 pages);
- a budget with explanation of budget items.
- In addition to the support requested from ISLA, list all other sources, the amount requested from those sources, and contact information for those sources (name, email address, phone number).
Formatting of Proposals
All proposals must:
- Adhere strictly to the page limits for the specific ISLA grant initiative;
- Use nothing less than an 11-point font size;
- Use a standard font that one would use for grant or fellowship applications (Arial, Times New Roman);
- Maintain no less than .75 inch margins throughout the proposal;
- Exclude domestic travel to conferences;
- Exclude the purchase of equipment (the Office of Research has a yearly competition for equipment purchase and replacement: http://or.nd.edu/funding-opportunities/nd-internal-funding-programs/;
- Intellectual and methodological quality of the proposal;
- Significance of the issue to be studied within the applicant's discipline and/or related disciplines;
- Qualifications and track record (based on rank) of the applicant;
- Likelihood that the project will be successful;
- The prospect that the project might lead to external funding in the future.