CLASS Funding Opportunities
Faculty and their undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to be included in the Inaugural Cohort of Storytellers funded by the Ambrose Storytelling Award. Elaine Ambrose has generously provided funding to support three faculty-student pairs working on projects that have at their center a story-telling approach. We would like to solicit applications from faculty and student pairs who are working on such projects, with the intent to select a pair from each of the areas of the college: humanities, fine arts, and social sciences.
Prospective participants are invited to submit proposals of their projects that are centered on some aspect of storytelling.
In the Fall of 2021, students would enroll in a 1-credit INTR 400 seminar. Faculty would be invited to attend several times during the semester to discuss readings, hear speakers, or share progress on their respective projects. During the first session, we hope that Ms. Ambrose would join us to share her own connection to storytelling. In the Spring of 2022, faculty/student pairs would present their work perhaps at the MRIC, Undergraduate Research Symposium, or similar event attended by Elaine Ambrose. At the close of the project, one student and faculty member will be eligible for a final award.
The CLASS Ambrose Storytelling award includes a $500 stipend for the student and an additional $300 for any project expenses, which will be paid from the Dean’s Excellence Fund. (This also includes a $500 stipend for participating faculty.) The associate deans will recommend proposals for funding to the dean. Please submit your application no later than May 14 for full consideration.
Members of CLASS tenure line faculty, clinical faculty, and instructors are eligible for travel or virtual attendance (i.e., registration costs) support to attend organized regional, national and international conferences for the purposes of presenting, discussing or performing 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 has been extended through May 7, 2021 for spring/summer applications.
Support will be granted for participation in a maximum of one conference or meeting of scholarly or professional societies subject to availability of funds. Travel or attendance for spring/summer awards must occur between Jan. 1, 2021 and Aug. 13, 2021. Priority will be given to faculty in CLASS departments with no travel funds and/or very limited travel funds, and quality of the opportunity for the faculty member will also be considered.
U of I is restricting all travel, foreign and domestic. Until restrictions are lifted, funds can be used for registrations costs of attending virtual opportunities.
The CLASS Summer Grant Program offers up to $2,500 for travel, equipment, supplies, or for undergraduate or graduate research assistance (per HR guidelines) in order 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 2022 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 2022; 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 Julie Albrecht, Business Ops Analyst, email@example.com by Jan. 22, 2021, and send the final proposal electronically to Traci Craig, firstname.lastname@example.org, by February 2, 2021.
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 Mark Warner 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, which may include articles or books, conferences, performances, productions, workshops, travel and professional development experiences.
Proposals are due on Nov. 2, 2020 (with a budget review by Oct. 16, 2020) for the fall cycle; and April 2, 2021 (with a budget review by March 12, 2021). Julie Albrecht (email@example.com), CLASS Business Ops Analyst must approve your budget before you can submit your application.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
RISE funds are competitively awarded by the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) to further the development of research, scholarly and creative activities across all disciplines. RISE grants are intended to enhance the competitiveness of future proposals submitted to external sponsors, and/or result in publications, patents, awards, performances or other deliverables related to the PI’s discipline. There are multiple funding opportunities available on various timelines through the RISE program.
To participate in the ORED RISE funding programs, a PI must be in a tenure-track or research faculty position and must have submitted all reports and requirements from previous ORED awards and all sponsored activities. Additionally, a PI cannot apply to a specific RISE program from which they have been awarded funds in the last two years (e.g., Jumpstart (JS) awardees are not eligible to apply for JS funding until two years after the project end date, but they are eligible to apply to other RISE programs). For more information, contact ORED-RFDTeam@uidaho.edu.
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. To learn more go to: Find Corporate Funding.
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.
*Faculty using Pivot will need to use their uidaho.edu credentials to create a new account on the Pivot homepage.