For corporate and foundation funding contact: Corporate and Foundation Relations
For government and federal funding contact: Research & Economic Development
CLASS Funding Opportunities
Members of CLASS tenure-line faculty, clinical faculty, instructors, and graduate students are eligible for travel or virtual attendance (i.e., registration costs) support to attend organized regional, national, and international conferences to present, discuss, or perform original research or creative work. Funds are also available for professional development opportunities directly relevant to the person’s position description. This fund intends to supplement travel support available through the individual’s department. The application deadline is Oct. 3, 2022, for fall support and Feb. 3, 2023, for spring/summer support.
Funds will be granted for participation in a maximum of one conference or meeting of scholarly or professional societies subject to the availability of funds. Travel or attendance for fall awards must occur between Aug. 15, 2022, and Dec. 2022. Travel or attendance for spring/summer awards must occur between Jan. 1, 2023, and Aug. 14, 2023. Priority will be given to faculty and then to graduate students in CLASS departments with no travel funds and/or very limited travel funds. The quality of the opportunity for the faculty member/graduate student will also be considered.
The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to welcome applications for the George and Mary Ann Macinko Faculty Development Award. These funds are meant to be used by faculty to further their professional development. Funding requests are accepted for any amount up to $500. Acceptable expenses include registration fees and travel expenses to participate in professional development opportunities. Deadline: April 14, 2023.
The CLASS Summer Grant Program offers up to $2,500 for travel, equipment, supplies, or undergraduate or graduate research assistance (per HR guidelines) to create a sustainable research or creative project. The grant can also be used by the PI as summer salary to fund the writing of a grant to a federal granting agency for the 2023 submission period. The grants are intended to support tenure-track and tenured faculty to do one or more of the following:
- Conduct research that will further scholarship and directly lead to a publication or creative achievement; or
- Write and submit a grant proposal to a federal granting agency in 2023; or
- Establish a collaborative research or creative project with a team of faculty that includes at least one member from another discipline and that leads either to the submission of a grant proposal to a federal granting agency or will further scholarship and directly lead to a publication or creative achievement.
Please submit a draft of your budget to Heather Taff, CLASS Business Officer email@example.com by April 7, 2023, and send the final proposal electronically to Associate Dean Traci Craig, firstname.lastname@example.org, by April 14, 2023.
The fund supports the study of any subject connected with the history of the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho or Montana, for which a portion of the chronology occurred during the territorial and early statehood period.
The committee awards subventions for research, preservation of archival and manuscript collections, student assistantships, travel, exhibitions, conferences, or acquisitions of rare books, manuscripts, artifacts, photocopies and images. Faculty members are not eligible for salary stipends.
Contact Rebecca Scofield for more information.
The Kurt O. Olsson Early Career Research Fellowship (ECRF) program aims to help recently hired faculty develop scholarly/creative programs that promote research and creative activities in the humanities, arts, and social sciences that will attract outside funding, and/or that will result in publications, patents or exhibitions/performances. Download Document
The Kurt O. Olsson Mid-Career Research Fellowship program aims to help advanced faculty develop new scholarly/creative programs that promote research and creative activities in the humanities, arts, and social sciences that will attract outside funding, and/or that will result in publications, patents or exhibitions/performances. Download Document
The CLASS Undergraduate Collaborative Research Key Grant is designed to encourage collaboration between CLASS faculty and undergraduate students on scholarly or creative projects, including articles or books, conferences, performances, productions, workshops, travel, and professional development experiences.
Proposals are due on Nov. 4, 2022 (with a budget review by Oct. 14, 2022) for the fall cycle, and April 3, 2023 (with a budget review by March 10, 2023). Brittany Gunderson (email@example.com), CLASS Administrative and Fiscal Director, must approve your budget before you can submit your application to Associate Dean Traci Craig (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CLASS is accepting applications for funding to support Open Access Publishing and indexing costs for CLASS faculty authors. Please note that the U of I Library also offers Open Access Publishing Funds and faculty should first apply there prior to pursuing this funding source.
U of I Internal Funding Opportunities
What do they do: The International Programs Office (IPO) pursues grants that bring international students, scholars, mid-career professionals, teachers and community leaders to U of I for training, teaching and/or academic study. Grants range from five days to two years.
IPO collaborates with U of I colleges and departments works closely with a number of partners. These include:
- Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) at Georgetown University
- Institute of International Education (IIE)
- International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
- Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Who should contact them: CLASS faculty or administrators who are interested in partnering with IPO on grants.
When to contact: As early in the process as possible. This is especially critical if you want IPO to have a significant role in the writing of the grant and/or have IP staff serve as PIs or Co-PIs on the project.
Whom to contact: Dean Kahler email@example.com
Who qualifies for sabbatical leave? Members of the UI faculty with tenure at the time of sabbatical leave, and the rank of senior instructor or above, or the equivalent of such rank, may be granted sabbatical leave after six full academic years of service at UI or after six full academic years have elapsed since the faculty member’s most recent sabbatical leave at UI.
To find out more about sabbatical leave, refer to the Faculty Staff Handbook.
What they do: Corporate and Foundation Relations helps U of I faculty and staff find and apply for funding from corporations and foundations for everything from creative works to research projects. CFR also provides profiles on particular foundations and corporations and offers grant-writing assistance, training and other resources.
Contact them to:
- Find funding for a particular project, wish to know more about a particular foundation or corporation, or would like to receive funding alerts when new grant opportunities arise
- Submit a proposal to one of our corporate or foundation partners
- Use our Proposal Writing Toolkit for a step-by-step guide on how to write a proposal
- Request help writing a letter of inquiry or proposal to a foundation or corporation, or would like an experienced grant writer to provide feedback on your draft
- Schedule one-on-one training on how to use COS Pivot, a comprehensive funding database with searchable government and private grant opportunities. Contact us for help getting the most out of this database and set up your profile.
When to contact: If you’re interested in finding funding opportunities of all kinds via setting up a Pivot account, or if you’re interested in having the office staff search for possible matches with foundation and corporate and individual donors; the office can also help with proposal development.
Whom to contact: Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or meet our team.
Find out the latest in humanities and social science funding news.
* U of I Pivot training is available from the ORED proposal development specialist or from Corporate and Foundation Relations.
NOTE: The links below reference both granting organizations as well as websites that provide directories of funding opportunities. Many corporations and foundations limit the number and type of submissions one institution can submit. If you’d like to approach a corporation or foundation on this list, please contact Corporate and Foundation Relations.
- Fulbright Program
- Guggenheim Fellowships
- Idaho Commission on the Arts Grants for Individuals
- Idaho Commission on the Arts Writer-in-Residence
- Idaho Humanities Council
- Library of Congress Kluge Fellowships
- Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- Pivot | Matching Scholars to Funding
- Pivot | Humanities and Social Science Funding News
*Faculty using Pivot will need to use their uidaho.edu credentials to create a new account on the Pivot homepage.