Global Midwest Seed Money


If you have a research project to explore with colleagues at one of our Consortium partners (see below), Arts & Humanities faculty at IU Bloomington may apply by Friday, April 10, 2015, for seed money to help get such collaboration underway, and to work towards a proposal for a project appropriate to the “Global Midwest” project being funded by the Mellon Foundation. The “Global Midwest” project is meant to “rethink and reveal the Midwest as a key site in shaping global economies and cultures.” Contemporary and historical investigations are possible.

Applications must be sent to, and have as electronic attachments the following documents:

  • CV of principal IU Bloomington researcher (CV of others, here and elsewhere, welcome but not required);
  • Description of the project being explored;
  • Plan for development of ideas (travel to consult colleagues, etc.), including a timeline for project development (can you get an application in by, say, mid-October? How long do you project the entire project might take?);
  • List of colleagues from other universities involved;
  • Budget (this can include research stipend, travel costs for consultation, etc).

The Humanities Without Walls Consortium includes Indiana University, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Notre Dame, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.