Public A&H Grants

About the Grants Programs

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.

How to Apply

Public Humanities Project

The Public Arts and Humanities Project is a non-competitive program to fund new research and creative activities that benefit the Bloomington community and southern Indiana at large. It is supported by IU’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Office of the Vice President for Research through the IU Presidential Arts and Humanities Program, and managed by the IU Bloomington Arts & Humanities Council. Applicants must partner with civic or other community organizations to plan and manage a research or creative project with academic as well as public deliverables. Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the director of the Arts and Humanities Council.

Apply to the Public Humanities Project

TOME

The TOME program supports the 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. Only faculty who already have a peer-reviewed manuscript accepted by a press on the list of member publishers in the AAUP consortium who accept grants under the terms of this initiative are eligible.

Apply to the TOME program

Open Access Article Publishing Fund

The Open Access Article Publishing Fund is designed to support an alternative means of disseminating the results of academic research, dispensing with cost barriers and use restrictions for readers. This is a pilot program. The program will be reviewed and an open access set of papers will be written about the effectiveness of the program and its merit for the IU research community.

Apply to the Open Access Article Publishing Fund