Funding Opportunities

IHRC Collaborative Research Grants

Spring 2014 – Fall 2015
Deadline: November 4, 2013
Notification: December 2, 2013

The IHRC supports multi-disciplinary research collaborations and research-related special events programming. Preference will be given to projects with potential for securing external funding and projects with seed grant funding from other internal sources.

Two categories of support are available in this grant cycle: Working Group Planning Grants ($6,000 maximum) will support a research team’s exploratory work on a project for no more than 2 semesters and may include a focus on curriculum development as well as development of a collaborative research project. Innovation Through Collaboration Grants ($50,000 maximum) will support research collaborations January 2014-June 2015.

Eligibility: Research teams may include professional staff at the University of Delaware, faculty from other colleges at UD, and individuals from other universities or cultural organizations, but at least one of the principal investigators must be a humanities faculty member in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Terms and Responsibilities: In addition to meeting the core objectives stated above, IHRC applicants must propose, plan, and stage a public event or performance related to their research project. This event may be for an on-campus audience of faculty and students, or it may engage the general public and/or faculty and students at other colleges and universities. Examples include: public lectures, workshops for K-12 educators, and symposia involving external experts as well as UD faculty, staff, and students.

Funding and Budget:A detailed budget must be included with each application. These awards are available for research-related expenses, including: travel to collections/archives, research materials, books, undergraduate or graduate research collaborators, equipment purchases, publication subventions, and costs associated with research-related events. Each proposal and budget must also include a plan for a public event or series of events.

Funds cannot be taken as salary stipends, and grants will not cover the cost of course releases; workload assignment adjustments must be approved and, if necessary, funded by the home department(s). Funding will be available as early as January 1, 2014. Maximum award for a Working Group Planning Grant: $6000, with a maximum of $500 in professional development funding for each Working Group member. Maximum award for an Innovation Through Collaboration Grant: $50,000, for work undertaken between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Applications: Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., November 4, 2013. Proposals must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file.

Applications and questions should be sent to: