All grant applications are due in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Office (202 Catt Hall) on the dates indicated. Include your name in the title of the data file. For more information on grant applications contact Julie Palmer.
All grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Upcoming Grant Opportunities
|Grant||LAS Due Date||Description|
|LAS Signature Research Incubator||Not Available in FY19||The LAS SRI opportunity is on hold for FY19. Please watch for future updates. The LAS Signature Research Incubator (SRI) has a mission to stimulate and foster
interdisciplinary programs that address major challenges facing humanity. The SRI invites proposals each fall for seed funding of three years in two categories:
(a) $25,000 – $50,000 per year and (b) up to $100,000 per year, pending availability of funds. The primary use of the seed funding is to support research development, so its focus should be to support students, faculty time in teaching-intensive disciplines, and limited equipment development. For the larger category, the budget must include cost sharing of 10% of the total budget provided from PI incentive funds and/or funds from the PIs’ departments. Please use the SRI cover page, budget, budget justification, impact and funding action plan templates provided. A letter-of-intent should be submitted electronically by October 1 to Julie Palmer. Proposals are due by October 15, and should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer. An annual review and report is required for each year of funding. A final, comprehensive report is due within 30 days following the end of funding.
|Foreign Travel Grants||September 28
|The first round of 2018-2019 Foreign Travel Grants (FTGs) is for travel starting dates between November 5, 2018-June 30, 2019. Applications are due to LAS by September 28. The second round is for travel starting dates between March 1, 2019-October 31, 2019. Applications are due to LAS by January 11. The final round is for travel starting dates between June 3, 2019-January 31, 2020. Applications are due to LAS by March 15. Applications should include the department chair signature. The dean’s signature (or appropriate representative) will be obtained after committee review. The LAS Faculty Development Committee will review the LAS submissions and will forward their recommendations to the Faculty Senate. Please note that paper copies are not needed. Please submit one electronic PDF copy of the FTG application with a separate CV included in a PDF file to Julie Palmer. Please contact Julie Palmer with questions. Please visit the Faculty Senate webpage for full details and application.|
|LAS Research & Travel Grants||Fall – October 1
|The LAS Research & Travel Grants Program is intended for tenure track faculty in disciplines primarily in the arts, humanities, and social sciences that have limited opportunities for obtaining external research funding. The maximum request for each proposal is $1,250 for domestic conference travel, $1,750 for activities that directly support research, or $2,250 for overseas travel for research/conference support. Please request only one category. Proposals must be limited to one page and must be approved by your department chair. Faculty are only eligible to receive one Research and Travel Grant per fiscal year. Submit applications electronically Julie Palmer. Reports on grant outcomes are due within 30 days of the end of the fiscal year in which they are used.|
|Bailey Research Career Development Award||LOI – September 21
Full Proposal – October 5
|Prior to submission, an LOI will be due on September 21. The PI needs to send the LOI via email to Julie Palmer containing the project title, a list of all co-PIs and co-PIs departments, and all internal collaborators and departments of collaborators.
Applications should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer by October 5. Eligibility is restricted to full-time tenured associate professors and professors. The overall goal of this award is to foster innovative research (outside of established research program) and, not only increase knowledge but have practical applications. The Bailey award should allow faculty to devote time toward high-risk, high-impact research addressing emerging scientific, technical and/or societal problems resulting in practical applications and, in appropriate disciplines, extramural funding. The LAS College will forward one selected application to the VPR Office by November 1. One award of $50,000 per year for two or three years will be made competitively in spring.
|LAS Seed Grants for Social Science||February 1||The LAS Seed Grants for Social Sciences (SGSS) provide competitive funding to enhance scholarly research in the social sciences and enable preliminary data in support of future extramural grant proposals. The maximum award amount is $8,000. Proposals should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer. Research reports are due within 30 days of the end of the fiscal year in which funding is used.|
|Publication Subvention Grants Program||Continuous basis||The Office of the Vice President for Research is responsible for awarding funds through the Publication Subvention Grants Program. Grants are available to support the publication of the scholarly writings and other worthy productions of Iowa State University faculty and staff and select others. Please visit the Grants Hub webpage for additional information and application instructions.|
|Limited Submissions Grants||Internal Deadlines||For each solicitation, PI’s should submit the pre-proposals to their colleges. The Dean’s Office will conduct their review and forward their choice to the VPR Office. Each college may submit no more than the number of proposals that an institution can submit. The VPR Office will assemble an ad hoc review team and make the final selection. Please visit the Limited Submissions Grants webpage for additional information and application instructions.|
|Faculty Professional Development Assignment (FPDA)||September 15||Please see the FPDA link at the left for a full description of the guidelines and instructions for preparing an application. Please note September 15 is an internal College of LAS deadline, as Faculty Professional Development Assignment applications are reviewed at the college level before being forwarded to the Senior Vice President and Provost. Applications must be ranked by the department before submission to the college, so your department may have an earlier deadline for submission. Departments should submit an electronic copy of the FPDA application, a 5 – 8 page CV, as well as a completed Replacement Cost Template, to Julie Palmer.|
|LAS Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Initiative||February 1||The LAS Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Initiative (HSEI) is designed to encourage and assist LAS humanities faculty in their scholarly research by funding a course buyout. Approximately 5 HSEI grants will be awarded each year. Proposals should be submitted electronically to Julie Palmer.|
|Miller Faculty Fellowship||November 28||The Miller Fellowships will provide faculty with opportunities to enhance their scholarly work in the undergraduate academic programs of the university and to develop innovative approaches to enhance student learning. Faculty will have up to twelve months to meet the goals of their Fellowship project. Please visit the Miller Faculty Fellowship webpage for additional information and application instructions.
Submit one electronic copy of the proposal (as a single pdf file) to Julie Palmer by November 28.
|LAS Term Faculty Travel Grants||Fall – October 1
Spring – February 15
|The LAS Term Faculty Travel Grants Program is intended for lecturers and senior lecturers in disciplines that have limited opportunities for obtaining external funding to support professional development that is consistent with the expectations of their PRS. Applicants must have at least a 50% appointment and been employed at ISU for at least 2 years (4 semesters). P&S staff with rank only faculty appointments are not eligible. The maximum request for each proposal is $2,000 for domestic travel and $3,500 for foreign travel. Proposals must be limited to one page. The submission needs to be consistent with the applicant’s PRS, which will typically focus on teaching responsibilities. Proposals must be submitted by your department chair. The chair should also agree to provide a 10% cost share. Faculty are only eligible to receive one Term Faculty Travel Grant per fiscal year. Submit applications electronically to Julie Palmer. Reports on grant outcomes are due within 30 days of the end of the fiscal year in which they are used.|