As part of its mission to foster Indiana University Bloomington's longstanding strengths in the arts and humanities and celebrate their public value and significance, the IU Bloomington Arts & Humanities Council has initiated new internal funding programs in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to advance the work of faculty artists and scholars.
The faculty grant programs include:
- The Public Arts and Humanities Project, a non-competitive program to fund new research and creative activities that benefit the Bloomington community and southern Indiana at large.
- New fellowships in the arts and humanities offered through IU Bloomington's Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, an institute supported by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
- An Open Access Article Publishing Fund to support an alternative means of disseminating the results of academic research, dispensing with cost barriers and use restrictions for readers.
- Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME) to support publication of open-access digital monographs of up to 90,000 words in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. This program is offered in collaboration with the IU Bloomington Office of the Provost and the IU Libraries.