CAHI Fellows in Residence receive a single or a two-course release during a semester to pursue a research project in the arts or humanities. The recipients are exempt from teaching but not from other departmental duties. Fellows may opt for a research grant up to $10,000 in place of the course releases—should the research grant option be exercised, applicants are requested to explain how the funds are necessary to their research/artistic project and how it differs from a travel grant. Fellowship funding for course releases will be based on departmental need, but will not exceed more than $10,000 per course.
Applicants for Fellowships (or Research Grants) may only apply in the fall.
Applications should include the following materials:
- C.V. (only relevant part, please)
- summary of the project
- detailed budget (in case of research grant)
- rationale for the course release request
- Chair’s endorsement for course release
- two letters of recommendation, at least one from non-IU faculty.
The Chair of the applicant’s department, not the Institute, specifies the semester during which the applicants may receive the course release(s). Past recipients may reapply after 3 years with a new project. Applications for fellowships are always for the following academic year. CAHI will not fund an application which has received internal or external funds for the same project, unless there is evidence of different components in the application and budget. Successful applicants for Fellowships and their Chairs are requested to notify CAHI immediately if, before utilization of their award, the candidate has received a similar award for the same project.
Upon Completion of an Award
The Institute requires that all grant and fellowship recipients send a brief description of the scholarly/artistic activities accomplished as a result of the CAHI award by the end of the semester following the award period. All grant recipients are kindly requested to acknowledge the support of the College Arts and Humanities Institute in any flyers, posters, publications or publicity.