ATLANTA — A new pilot program will provide internal grants for faculty in the arts and humanities at Georgia State University. The goal of the program is to assist in advancing research, scholarship and creative activity for professional career development and support projects that enhance awardees’ professional standing in their fields.
The special research initiative is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Grant amounts will vary depending on the number of applications and breadth of the proposed projects.
“We are delighted to invest in the arts and humanities," said Tim Denning, vice president for research and economic development. “Excellence in research, scholarship and creativity permeates through every corner of the university, and we want to support all disciplines. This is a great way to highlight our commitment to the entire research community.”
Applicants can request up to $6,000 for resources or assistance to work on a major research project, or written or artistic work that has the potential to significantly enhance their professional career. Sara Rosen, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, calls the awards a terrific new opportunity.
“So often our faculty need support to visit archives, collect data and information, disseminate new forms of digital scholarship, or fund book indexing or other subventions needed for their publications," said Rosen. “We are thrilled with the recognition and support for research, scholarship and creative activity across all of the disciplines.”
The awards can be used to cover a wide range of pursuits, including projects or collaboration with another faculty member, travel or equipment.
The grant awards can be spent over any six-month period between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024. The deadline for proposals is April 7. Awards will be announced in May. More details are available on the URSA Funding Opportunities page.
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