The Institute for Advanced Study offers several different categories of support for scholars and their research. Visiting Fellowships bring scholars from outside IU Bloomington to campus for short-term stays for collaborative projects. Branigin Lecturers are well-known scholars, artists, or scientists who present a public lecture and consult with faculty and students during their visit. The Remak New Knowledge Seminar Grant and Distinguished Scholar Award are open to tenured IU faculty members. Mini-Workshop and Conference Grants are open to IU faculty.
A. Visiting Fellowships:
The purpose of the Visiting Fellows program is to foster collaborative research and creative projects between IU faculty and scholars, scientists, and artists from outside the university. Nominations for Visiting Fellows may come from an individual faculty member or from a group of faculty members working jointly on a research or creative project. Nominations of several visiting fellows from IU seminars and working groups focusing on special themes are particularly welcome. Fellowships from the IAS may be combined with other forms of support. Fellows will be expected to spend time collaborating with IU faculty, interacting with various campus groups, and offer at least one public presentation to a campus audience. The length of a visiting fellowship is one week; the stipend is $2,500 (no other expenses are covered). Final selections of fellows are made by the Governing Board of the IAS. Logistical arrangements of fellows are made by IAS staff. Formal invitations are issued by the IAS director. The application deadline for 2013-2014 will be announced shortly.
The nomination dossier for visiting Fellows should include the following:
- A formal letter of nomination by the principal sponsor/s describing the collaborative project/consultative role in detail, confirming that sponsors and other faculty supporters agree to be present during the entire working visit of the fellow.
- Two or more supporting letters from IU faculty supporting the nomination and describing the benefits to be derived from the visit.
- Curriculum vitae for the proposed fellow with a list of publications/performances/exhibitions
relevant to the proposed visit marked with asterisks.
- Curriculum/la vitae of the principal sponsor/s (no more than three pages).
B. Branigin Lectureships:
Supported by an endowment from the estate of IUB alumna Gene Lois Porteus Branigin, the Branigin Lecture Series brings to the Bloomington campus distinguished interdisciplinary scholars, artists, and public figures from all fields whose work contributes to the scholarly and creative vitality of the university community. During their visits, Branigin Lecturers deliver a major public lecture and meet with a variety of faculty and student groups. Visits last normally from two to three full days. The stipend is negotiable and includes travel and lodging expenses. Nominations should consist of a letter outlining the potential intellectual and cultural contributions of their visits as well as their scholarly or artistic accomplishments and two letters of support. Nominees’ CV’s or other biographical records should be included. Final selections are made by the IAS Director. The application deadline for 2013-2014 will be announced shortly.
C. Remak New Knowledge Seminar--Maximum Award - $20,000
Remak Distinguised Scholar Award--$4,000
The Remak New Knowledge Seminar will explore a topic or issue from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The award honors the legacy of Professor Henry H.H. Remak and his commitment to scholarship in all fields of study. The seminars will aim to break new ground and perfect research designs that can lead to external funding. Seminar participants must come from two or more departments or units of Indiana University and can include participants from other institutions as well. Each seminar must have a Director (or no more than two co-directors).
Seminar funds can be used to make research grants to faculty participants, bring visiting scholars or artists to Indiana University, and cover incidental seminar expenses. Seminar directors must be tenured members of the Indiana University faculty. The Maximum Seminar Award is $20,000. Each application should be sent electronically as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. A completed application will include a Cover Letter from the seminar director or co-directors indicating the intellectual focus of the seminar and its promise for new scholarly directions and future funding, a list of the seminar participants along with their affiliations, and an explanation of how participants will contribute to the realization of seminar goals. Include also a tentative budget and brief CV’s for the seminar director or co-directors only (no more than 3 pages each). Applicants should also arrange to have two detailed letters of support from relevant experts who can attest to the significance of the proposal (with at least one of the letters coming from an expert outside Indiana University) e-mailed to email@example.com. Only one seminar will be selected for 2013-2014. The application deadline for 2013-2014 will be announced shortly.
The Remak Scholar award will be given to the director or two co-directors of the seminar selected for funding. All seminar applications should clearly identify the name(s) of the director(s). The Remak Scholar award carries a research grant of $4,000—to be shared if there are two co-directors. The intent here is to honor distinguished contributions to multi-disciplinarity. The Remak award may also carry one course reduction (one each for co-directors) during the seminar year. To date, course reductions have been negotiated for faculty from IUB’s College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Informatics & Computing, Maurer School of Law, and SPEA. Negotiations with other units are ongoing.
Remak Scholars will present one public lecture during the seminar year and write a report of the year’s accomplishments to the IAS.
D. Mini-Workshop/Conference Grants--Maximum Award - $7,000
This grant is designed to enable faculty members to bring together a small group of IU faculty and visitors to discuss a specific topic. Funds are to be used only for the payment of honoraria and travel expenses for visiting scholars and artists and essential promotional publications for these programs. Faculty awarded this mini-grant are responsible for making all travel and lodging arrangements for visitors and for promotional activities. Applications should include a letter indicating the topic to be studied, all IU faculty participants, a tentative budget, and list of visitors. Brief CV’s of IU participants (no more than 3 pages each) should be included. All materials should be clearly marked for the Mini-Workshop/Conference Grant and sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maximum award is $7,000. One or two grants will be awarded. The application deadline for 2013-2014 will be announced shortly.