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Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Funding Opportunities

NEW: Summer Seminar: Higher Education in America

Summer Seminar Award: $1,000
Application Deadline: 12 February 2016
Funded through the Cleveland Humanities Collaborative, applications are invited for participation in the themed seminar, to be held from June 20-24, 2016.  Co-moderated by Peter Shulman, Associate Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University, and Justin Miller, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Cuyahoga Community College, this seminar is designed to allow participants to shape a collective path of inquiry. Typical seminar meetings include close readings of selected texts pertaining to an important issue and lively discussion. The seminar enhances teaching, research as well as professional development.

 

NEW: Faculty Research Grants

Faculty Research Grants Maximum Award: $5,000
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis during the academic year.
The Center offers a limited number of competitive grants to support faculty research, when it is not otherwise covered by departmental funds or individual research accounts. Examples of supported research activities include, but are not limited to, digital scholarship projects; technical assistance for research projects; materials or equipment acquisition; acquisition of library materials; research assistants.

 

NEW: Collaborative Research Grants

Collaborative Research Grants

Maximum Award:  $6,500
Application Deadline: 8 April 2016
The Center offers support for research and critical inquiry in the humanities through collaborative research projects. Examples of supported projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Thematic Seminars organized on the semester model with a targeted question or theme, typically incorporating an interdisciplinary approach and including participants from University Circle or other regional institutions. The Seminar would typically include at least one public event (e.g., a guest speaker, performance, academic symposium, public reading) which would be included in the Baker-Nord Center calendar.
  • Research Working Groups consisting of faculty and students, undergraduate or graduate, from Case Western Reserve University, focusing on a targeted issue.
  • Collaborative Reading and Writing Groups on a particular project or theme. The grant may be used to defray the costs of materials, speakers, or other expenses directly related to the success of the project.

 

Baker-Nord Center Affiliates Program

Faculty Affiliates Program:

Award: $1,000 Research Fund
Application Deadline:  8 April 2016
Applications are invited for the Faculty Affiliates Program for support for work in progress in the humanities. Faculty Affiliates will deliver one public presentation in the Center on their work-in-progress and will be expected to attend presentations by other Faculty and Graduate Affiliates. Affiliates will also submit a brief written report at the end of their terms.

Graduate Affiliates Program:

Award: $500 Stipend
Application Deadline:  8 April 2016
Applications are invited for the Graduate Affiliates Program for support for work in progress in the humanities. Graduate Affiliates will deliver one public presentation in the Center on their work-in-progress and will be expected to attend presentations by other Graduate and Faculty Affiliates. Affiliates will also submit a brief written report at the end of their terms.

Undergraduate Affiliates Program:

Award of $200 Stipend
Nomination Deadline:  Start of the Fall Semester 2016
Nominations are invited from departments affiliated with the Baker-Nord Center for the Undergraduate Affiliates Program in the humanities. Undergraduate Affiliates will be expected to attend presentations by Graduate and Faculty Affiliates and will act as ambassadors for Baker-Nord Center events to their peers. They will be asked to write a paragraph about their experience for inclusion on the website.

 

NEW: Faculty Research Travel Grants

Research Travel Grants:

Maximum Award:  $1,000 for domestic travel; $3,000 for international travel
Application Deadline: 8 April 2016
The Center offers a limited number of competitive grants to support travel to conduct research. Examples of supported research activities include, but are not limited to, travel to collections such as libraries, museums or other archives with materials not otherwise available; travel to a conference with direct impact on the applicant’s research; travel to a study center or research institute.

 

Graduate Research Grants

Graduate Research Grants:
Maximum Award: $500
Application Deadline: 21 October 2016
The Center offers a limited number of competitive grants to graduate students to help defray expenses associated with MA thesis and dissertation research but not covered by departmental funding.

 

Event Co-Sponsorship

  • The Baker-Nord Center offers co-sponsorships in support of faculty-initiated campus events that enrich the intellectual life of the University by fostering interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration in the arts and humanities.Priority is given to projects that address the Baker-Nord Center’s annual theme and cross-disciplinary boundaries and/or partner with other Case Western Reserve University schools, University Circle institutions, and community organizations. In most cases, funding will be limited to $500.
  • Please submit your co-sponsorship application (click HERE) at least 10 weeks in advance of the proposed event date. Also, please email a brief biography (no more than one page) for each featured speaker(s) to bakernord@case.edu once the co-sponsorship request has been submitted.