Summer Research Fellowship at Indiana University 2018, USA
In partnership with Indiana University Bloomington repositories and with support from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the Institute for Advanced study offers a short-term Summer Research Fellowship to support immersive collections research. This initiative is intended to support research in the rich collections of the IU Bloomington campus and to build partnerships between scholars at and beyond IUB.
Started in Summer 2015, this program funds a short-term Summer Research Fellowship for a visiting faculty member or community scholar researcher to conduct in-depth research in the collections of one or more of our partner repositories. Applications from faculty members at Minority Serving Institutions and community colleges and from source community scholars are welcome.
Visiting researchers may apply independently or jointly with an IUB faculty research partner. Applications for collaborative research with Indiana University Bloomington faculty members will be given preference.
The fellowship provides an allowance for travel, lodging, and per diem as well as a two-week stipend for the visiting researcher and for the IUB faculty researcher.
Award funding includes:
$2,000 travel, lodging, and per diem (maximum allowance)
$3,000 two-week stipend for visiting researcher
$3,000 two-week stipend for IUB faculty research partner
Maximum award amount is $8,000.
While in residence, the visiting researcher or research team will be expected to conduct at least two weeks of research and make an informal presentation about the project in progress. Resulting analyses or conclusions should be disseminated online, in print, or through the exhibition.
Project proposals should clearly articulate the research question and approach, how it fits with any larger research agenda, and the importance of the specified collection(s) to the project. Applications will be reviewed by staff at the partner repositories and by a small committee of scholars in diverse fields. Project descriptions and research dissemination plans should be composed with such audiences in mind.
Please note that this fellowship is intended to support research in IU Bloomington’s unique collections, so research focus should be on materials that cannot be accessed elsewhere. Projects focusing on items that can be purchased, borrowed through interlibrary loan, or utilized effectively from a distance via digital surrogates are not within the scope of this program.
Note: Applicants must receive approval of dates and proposed research from the archive, library, or museum where they propose to conduct research before submitting application materials. List the name and contact information for the staff member/s you speak with on the application.
Questions may be addressed to IAS Associate Director Suzanne Godby Ingalsbe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications should be submitted electronically in ONE PDF FILE to Kristina Downs, Communications and Projects Manager, at email@example.com by deadline. Notification of awards will be made in April 2018.
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