See the LAS Funding Opportunities Overview for a description of all funding opportunities.
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 Nolan McDonald.
All Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.
Upcoming Grant Opportunities
|Grant||LAS Due Date||Description|
|LAS Signature Research Incubator
||October 1, 2017||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:
$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. Details and instructions.
A letter-of-intent should be submitted electronically by October 1, 2017 to the LAS Associate Dean for Research, William Gutowski, and to Nolan McDonald. Proposals are due by October 15, 2017, and should be submitted electronically to the LAS Associate Dean for Research, William Gutowski, and to Nolan McDonald. 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 15
|The first round of 2016-2017 Foreign Travel Grants (FTGs) is for travel starting dates between August 16, 2016-May 13, 2017. Applications are due to LAS by September 15, 2016. The second round is for travel starting dates between January 17, 2017-August 15, 2017. Applications are due to LAS by January 5, 2017. The final round is for travel starting dates between May 16, 2017-January 16, 2018. Applications are due to LAS by March 15, 2017. 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 each FTG application with a CV included in a separate PDF file to Nolan McDonald. Please contact William Gutowski or Nolan McDonald with questions. Please visit the Faculty Senate webpage for full details and application.|
|LAS Small Grants Program||October 1
|The LAS Small Grants Program is intended for faculty in disciplines (primarily humanities) 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/research. Please request only one category. Proposals must be limited to one page (see the second page of linked attachment) and must be approved by your department chair. Submit applications via email to Nolan McDonald and Bill Gutowski. Reports are due within 30 days following the end of the funding, which will normally be June 30.|
|Bailey Research Career Development Award||January 31, 2017||Prior to submission an LOI will be due on 1/15/17. The PI needs to send an email to Bill Gutowski and Nolan McDonald 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 the LAS College Bill Gutowski and Nolan McDonald. 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 provide one selected application electronically to Sue Shipitalo in the VPR/ED Office by February 28, 2017. One award of $50,000 per year for two or three years will be made competitively in spring 2017.
|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 to Associate Dean Bill Gutowski and Nolan McDonald. Research reports are due within 30 days following the end of the funding, which will normally be June 30.|
|Publication Subvention Grants Program||For Fall:
First Monday in October
First Monday in April
|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 selected others. Additional information and the application instructions.
Applications should be sent to Sue Shipitalo.
|Limited Submissions Grants||Internal Deadlines||The process for selecting proposals is the same: For each solicitation, PI’s should submit the pre-proposals to their colleges. The Dean’s Office will conduct their review and forward their pick to the VPR/ED Office. Each college may submit no more than the number of proposals that an institution can submit. The VPR/ED Office will assemble an ad hoc review team and make the final selection.Instructions to PI: Your pre-proposal should contain the following information:
|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 the application. Please note September 15 is an internal College of LAS deadline as Faculty Professional Development Assignment applications are reviewed at the college level first before forwarding to the Senior Vice President and Provost. Please submit an electronic copy of the FPDA application (including a 5 – 8 page CV), as well as a completed Replacement Cost Template, by email to Nolan McDonald. Applications must be ranked by the department before submission to the college, so your department may have an earlier deadline for submission.|
|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 HCBI grants will be awarded each year. Proposals should be submitted to Associate Dean William Gutowski and Nolan McDonald.|
|Miller Faculty Fellowship||December 5, 2016||For 2016–2017, 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. Detailed program information.|