Conferences, Performances, and Workshops


2018-19 Application Deadlines

Fall: Friday, October 12, 2018
Spring: Friday, March 8, 2019

The CAHI Conference and Workshop Grant is intended to support events happening at the IU Bloomington campus, including exhibitions, symposia, lectures, film series, and more.

Applications should include:

  • summary of the project or event (500 to 600 words max.)
  • detailed budget
  • list of speakers/artists/performers invited
  • letter of support from the Department Chair
  • evidence of other funding obtained or requested

Grants may be awarded for up to $10,000.

The Institute will not provide financial support for professional conferences (unless funds are requested to invite specific guest-speakers), hospitality expenses, or honoraria for IU faculty. If other internal or external funding is received for the same project, CAHI requires notification, and reserves the right to adjust or reassign awards in light of this information. Expenditures must follow all university and College policies.

Who may apply:
Tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences whose primary area of research or creative activity is in the arts and humanities.

In addition to tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College, CAHI also accepts conference and workshop applications from Center Directors and Directors of arts and humanities facilities (Cinema, Art Museum, Grunwald Gallery, etc.) at IU Bloomington. Those applicants would need to (1) explain how the proposed event supports faculty research or creative activity in the arts and humanities; (2) document College faculty involvement in the planning and execution of the proposed event; and (3) include a detailed letter of support from a tenure-track faculty member in the College involved in the event.

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.