Funding Opportunities

Visiting Artists and Scholars Grants

Spring 2013-Fall 2013
Deadline: November 5, 2012
Notification: December 7, 2012

To enhance interdisciplinary programming and curriculum development, the IHRC invites proposals from departments seeking either to host a visiting artist or scholar for a short-term residency or to coordinate a series of guest artists/scholars.

Eligibility: Proposals must by sponsored by more than one unit and at least one of the principal investigators must be a humanities faculty member in the College of Arts & Sciences. Preference will be given to strong proposals entailing collaborations with units outside the College of Arts & Sciences, either within the University or with external academic and cultural organizations.

We are also especially interested in proposals that take advantage of unique resources on campus and in the region and support UD’s Path to Prominence core values and milestones.

Terms and Responsibilities: IHRC applicants must propose, plan, and stage at least one major public event or performance involving the visiting artist(s) and scholar(s). 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. Visiting artists and scholars will be expected to contribute to the College of Arts & Sciences' curriculum, whether by teaching a course, offering a research seminar for faculty and graduate students, or making a series of guest appearances in courses taught by UD faculty.

Funding and Budget: A detailed budget must be included with each application. Each proposal and budget must include a plan for a public event or series of events involving the visiting artist(s) or scholar(s) and other external experts, UD faculty and students, or a guest artist/speaker series. Match funding from other sources, external as well as internal, is expected but not required. Cost of benefits for personnel must be factored in at current rates (see the University of Delaware Research Office's website. Funding will not generally exceed $7,500 and will be available as early as January 1, 2013.

Applications: Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m., November 5, 2012. Proposals must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file.

Applications and questions should be sent to: