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Subvention Grants

Application due date:  March 29, 2019

Amount:  Up to $3,000


Subvention Grants can provide partial support toward expenses incurred in the publication of single-authored scholarly books and monographs, the recording of musical performances, and the installation of art exhibits. Other activities associated with the visual and performing arts may be eligible for subvention. 

Eligibility

All HFA tenured and tenure-track faculty members may apply.

Faculty members who apply for HFA subvention must first submit a proposal to the University’s subvention program. The application deadline for university subvention is January 17, 2019.  Applicants for university subvention may not learn whether or not they will receive support prior to the HFA subvention deadline.  They should also be aware that the disposition of a university subvention application will be taken into consideration in the review of college subvention support requests. 

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts follows University practice and will not fund expenses for routine author activities, such as indexing, proofreading, copy editing, purchasing copies, etc.

Application Process

Complete the Subvention Grant online application.

Although you will be able to save and return to your application before submitting it, you may wish to prepare the following materials in advance.  This will allow you to copy and paste responses and to have other documents ready to upload. 

  1.  A clear and concise description of the work for which you request funding, it's role in your larger research agenda or creative plan, and why subvention is needed. (maximum of 2,000 characters)
  2. A single PDF with external materials that document your arrangements with the entity to which subvention would be paid.  For example, a contract, letters requiring a subvention payment, an invitation to exhibit, etc.
  3. Upload a detailed budget that includes all subvention expenses. 
    --Present your budget as a spreadsheet, a chart or table, or as a list.  Include all sources of support or in-kind contributions (e.g. from your department or the exhibit host, use of MSP funds, outside support, etc.) and all  expense categories (on what items or how the funds would be spent,  e.g. copyright permission, image rights, publisher subvention, CD production and distribution, artwork shipping and crating, etc.) and the amounts associated with each.   Narrative budgets are discouraged.
    --For each expense category, provide the actual cost of the item or enter an informed estimate of  the cost.  
    --Identify the specific items in your budget to which an HFA Subvention Grant  would be applied.

Material that does that does not lend itself to being scanned may be delivered or sent via campus mail to: Lynne Latham, Dean's Office, E-407 South College.

Criteria for Evaluation

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following ranked criteria and will be awarded on a competitive basis:

  • the importance of the material to the applicant’s professional development and research agenda/creative plan;
  • the likelihood that the scholarly or creative work will be disseminated or occur during calendar year 2019.
  • priority will be given to proposals from junior faculty members who are approaching their tenure decision year (TDY).

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Latham via e-mail or at 413-545-0378.