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Arts and Humanities Institute 2017-18 Call for Proposals

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 6:58 pm / September 20, 2017

The Arts and Humanities Institute (AHI) is accepting grant applications from Boise State University faculty and staff for funding of projects in the arts and humanities.

The limit to AHI participation will be $1,000, with a larger contribution possible in unusual circumstances. The institute assumes that it will be partnering with other units on campus or in the community. Applications should be limited to 500 words and include the purpose of the grant, a budget and a description of potential partners, as well as other potential sources of funding, if applicable.

Application evaluations will begin immediately and will be granted on a rolling basis from September-April. Additional consideration will be given to interdisciplinary projects as well as projects with the potential to engage the greater Treasure Valley community. (In the interest of enhancing public awareness of and/or attendance for AHI-sponsored projects and events, grant recipients will assist the institute in promoting their work when and if appropriate.)

To discuss a possible proposal, contact Please submit all proposals as attachments in Word or PDF format to

Short-Term Work Space

AHI also is offering office space located adjacent to the AHI Gallery in the Yanke Family Research Park. The space can be utilized for research and/or creative projects in the arts and humanities on a short-term basis, by application/reservation, beginning Oct. 1.

Interested faculty should submit a short description, no longer than 500 words, of the project for which the space would be used. The activities proposed for the space must be compatible with close proximity to a functioning art gallery and other offices. Please specify preferred start and end dates – which may range from 2-12 weeks – for occupancy of the work space as well as any flexibility you may have within your requested time frame.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis from September-April. Please submit all applications as attachments in Word or PDF format to



Interdisciplinary Research Communities

Funding and other forms of support are available for the creation of Interdisciplinary Research Communities, in which a cohort of interested faculty and others meet on an established schedule to discuss and develop a shared topical focus (or foci) with applicability to the arts and/or humanities. Interested faculty should submit a letter of interest including a description of the proposed IRC, a list of individuals interested in participating (ideally, a minimum of four members representing at least two departments) and, if applicable, plans for recruiting membership. These proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis from September through April.  Please submit them as attachments in Word or PDF format to


Idaho Film Collection Grants

The Idaho Film Collection (an affiliated program of AHI) supports scholarly research and creative activities in film, photography and media studies as these relate to and/or benefit Idaho and the Northwest. IFC supports the activities of filmmakers, photographers and scholars in related fields, as well as public screenings, exhibitions and festivals.

Project description: Please provide a detailed 1-2 page description of your project and how it relates to the mission of Idaho Film Collection.  Your proposal must include a projected timeline for completion and a description of anticipated outcomes.

Budget: Please provide a detailed itemized 1 page budget for the proposed project, including other anticipated sources of funding, and describe how IFC can best support your work. Typically, grants range from $500-$1500.

Deadline: Proposals will be reviewed October 15 and March 15 with notification usually provided within 2 weeks of the given deadline.