Growing a Grant Seeking Culture in the Arts and Humanities

90 Minutes: Many faculty members within the arts and humanities are not aware of the sponsored funding opportunities available, and therefore do not pursue external resources. Other faculty members may be aware of grants and fellowships, but reluctant to put time and energy toward proposal writing in light of their many other academic commitments or preconceived notions of what a grant can fund. How can we support researchers and artists who may be completely new to pursuing funding opportunities? In the same vein, how can we persuade hesitant faculty of the benefits of submitting proposals? This webinar will offer concrete examples of best practices to promote, support, and sustain a grant-seeking culture in the arts and humanities. We will discuss:

  • Outreach to and strategic programming for arts and humanities faculty who are new to, or hesitant about pursuing sponsored funding for their research activities and creative work;
  • Best practices for disseminating funding opportunity announcements and newsletters to this broad, often multidisciplinary, audience;
  • Examples of proposal development tools for arts and humanities faculty; and
  • Providing support throughout the grant lifecycle for faculty and staff in these departments.

We will draw from the perspectives of an R1 institution and a PUI to offer concrete and adaptable practices for growing a grant seeking culture in the arts and humanities.

Prerequisites: Participants should have experience with pre-award proposal development, and a desire to work with faculty from across the arts and humanities to identify external funding opportunities.

Paige Belisle, Research Development Officer, Harvard University
Jimmy Matejek-Morris, Sponsored Research Administrator for the Arts and Humanities, Harvard University
Jeremy Miner, Director of Grants and Contracts, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Member Price: $95
Non-Member Price: $115

  1. Learn ways to provide support to faculty new to seeking grants;
  2. Compare adaptable examples of funding opportunity dissemination; 
  3. Explore techniques for proposal support; 
  4. Guide less experienced departments through the entire grant process.

Paige Belisle

Research Development Officer

Harvard University

Jimmy Matejek-Morris

Sponsored Research Administrator for the Arts and Humanities

Harvard University

Jeremy T. Miner

Director of Grants and Contracts

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Participants receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credits = .2 CEU's for each webinar.

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