Arts and Humanities Larger Grants

The larger Grants Program funds individual and collaborative scholarship in the Arts and Humanities. The program supports tenure track faculty conducting research in the arts or humanities or creative activity. The Larger Grants have a single Autumn Semester deadline (October 24) and are divided into three categories:

 

A. New Project Gra​nts

  • Individual faculty grants up to $10,000.
  • Collaborative faculty grants up to $20,000.

Guidelines:

Available to tenured associate and full professors on all campuses.

Assistant professors who have exhausted their start-up funds are also eligible to apply.

Used to facilitate any aspects of a new scholarly or creative project, including (but not restricted to) extended research travel, special language programs, technical training, or other educational opportunities; hiring graduate or undergraduate research or creative assistants; purchasing books, archival materials, special equipment, or necessary materials for creative activity.

May not be used to fund release time, buy computers, buy equipment already available for load from the University, support the editorial work of a journal, subsidize conferences hosted by scholarly organizations, or for curriculum development.

Each project is eligible for one award as a "new project." Grants are typically disbursed over an 18 month period beginning with the date of the award. The disbursement timeline may be extended for a further 12 months with the permission of the Associate Dean.

Proposal requirements New Project Grants.pdf

Application form [Docusign]

B. Completion Grants

  • Individual faculty grants up to $7,500.

Guidelines:

Available to tenured associate and full professors on all campuses.

Assistant professors who have exhausted their start-up funds are also eligible to apply.

Used to facilitate any aspect of a scholarly or creative project, with the intention of bringing the project to completion.

May not be used to fund release time, buy computer, buy equipment already available for load from the University, support the editorial work of a journal, subsidize conferences hosted by scholarly organizations, or curriculum development.

Each project is eligible for one award as a "completion project."

Grants are typically disbursed over an 18-onth period beginning with the date of the award. The disbursement timeline may be extended for a further 12 months with the permission of the Associate Dean.

Proposal requirements  Completion Grants.pdf

Application form [Docusign]

C. Conference Support Grants

  • Faculty grants up to $20,000.

Guidelines:

Available to all tenure-track faculty on all campuses.

Used to facilitate the organization and hosting of small and large scholarly events, such as symposia, working groups, and conferences, on an Ohio State University campus or in the city of Columbus.

Typically, faculty should apply for grant support one to two years in advance of the proposed events.

Proposal requirements  Conference Support Grants.pdf

Application form [Docusign]

 

Extension Request:

In the rare instance when an extension request outside the original timeline and project proposal is necessary, please provide the following to Associate Dean Valarie Williams at Williams.1415@osu.edu:

  • One-page update on the research to date (with a statement for why the project needs to be extended)
  • Remaining funds and how the balance of funds will be used
  • Projected new timeline

The extension request is circulated to the committee for review and comment and the Associate Dean will notify the researcher of the committee's recommendation.

For questions, please contact Valarie Williams at Williams.1415@osu.edu


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