FAHSS RESEARCH AND INTERDISCIPLINARY INITIATIVES FUND
The Offices of the Provost, the Vice President for Research, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, are pleased to invite applications for the FAHSS Individual and Interdisciplinary Research Fund. The purpose of FAHSS is to encourage individual and interdisciplinary research projects and interdisciplinary dialogue in the Fine Arts, Humanities, and lettered Social Sciences at Stony Brook.
FAHSS Individual Grants:
Full-time faculty from the Fine Arts, Humanities, and lettered Social Sciences may apply for up to $3000 for funds to provide seed money for research projects and creative activities, matching funds for grants, publication subsidies for newly published work, research personnel, travel grants for research, research materials (e.g., special equipment), and other such research-related activities or creative projects. We do not provide funds to travel to conferences or other such professional meetings, and FAHSS funds cannot be used for summer salary. A preference will be given to applications from junior faculty and to faculty who have not received an award in the last three years.
FAHSS Interdisciplinary Initiatives Grants:
A group of faculty from different departments may apply for grants of up to $6000 to encourage new research partnerships or new curricular initiatives. The grants can be used for special events such as colloquia, conferences, performances, and exhibitions. Projects should contribute to the development of interdisciplinary contacts across the FAHSS departments, help build partnerships with other areas across the campus, and engage with national and international discussions about the future of our disciplines. Projects pertinently involving non-FAHSS departments, especially those not likely to be funded by science agencies, are also welcome.
The proposal should be submitted by a lead author and the other participating faculty should write letters of endorsement. Additionally, if a department, institute, or center is providing funds to the project, the head of that area should submit a letter confirming that support.
Successful candidates will be required to submit a report on research outcomes after the grant period.
Applications will be evaluated by the FAHSS Selection Group:
Harsh Bhasin, Asian and Asian American Studies
Michele Bogart, Art
Christina Bethin, Linguistics
Peter Carravetta, European Languages and Literature
Lisa Diedrich, Cultural Analysis and Theory
Daniela Flesler, Hispanic Languages and Literature
Eric Haralson, English
David Hicks, Anthropology
John Lutterbie, Theater
Judith Lochhead, Music (FAHSS Chair)
Kathleen Wilson, History
Michael Schwartz, Sociology
Hugh Silverman, Philosophy
Tracey Walters, Africana Studies
Please direct inquiries about guidelines or proposal preparation to Judith Lochhead