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Ellen MacKay Collaborates on iPad Shakespeare Apps

IDAH Fellow Ellen MacKay, Associate Professor of English and Theatre Studies, contributed to the lecture stream of "The Tempest" for iPad, a Shakespeare Application produced by South Bend-based Luminary Digital Media. MacKay will direct the App for "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which will  be released during the 2012-2013 academic year.

"Working with IDAH has made me think much more broadly and deeply about the digital world," MacKay said. "The manipulability, open-endedness and interactive components of this platform are really exciting."

"The app moves the process of reading a book away from an information-extraction model and turns it into an activity that brings an array of ideas and texts into a larger conversation. It keeps the text in constant but always changing contact with other works, other readers and other forms of cultural information. It provides teachers a handy way to show students that they're curators of their own context, and that the work is always open to new readings, new histories and new milieus."

Ron Osgood Develops Interactive Website on All Sides of the Vietnam War

Over the past two years, IDAH Fellow Ron Osgood has been developing an interactive online documentary project, "The Vietnam War/The American War: Stories from All Sides,” which will allow participants from both countries to upload memories in a variety of multi-media formats. Osgood, a film maker and Telecommunications professor, received funding for the project through a 2011 New Frontiers Grant, and began implementing the project through an IDAH Fellowship.

Choice includes EVIA Project in top ten websites for 2012

The January 2013 issue of Choice has recognized the EVIA Digital Archive Project as one of the most significant electronic works reviewed in the previous calendar year.  The EVIA Project was one among twenty-nine Outstanding Titles in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Category.  According to Choice, "Every year, Choice subject editors single out for recognition the most significant print and electronic works reviewed in Choice during the previous calendar year. Appearing annually in Choice’s January issue, this prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community." This list "...reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community."

Arts & Humanities funding opportunities

Click here for the full list of Arts & Humanities funding opportunities. For more information on research and grants at Indiana University, see


Funding Highlights

Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration (MIIRT)

This three-year program supports new directions in international and area studies that include collaborations locally among faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools throughout the Bloomington campus. The program also will extend opportunities for faculty and students to engage in collaborations in international, area, and global studies and support the efforts of the newly approved School of International and Global Studies.

In each of the project's three years, there will be four funding programs. Faculty and students may apply for funds that will support short-term faculty fellowships, graduate dissertation fellowships, curriculum development fellowships, and innovative workshops.  The first application deadline is Sept. 15, 2012.  Visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Research for application information and more details about the fellowships and workshop awards.

Humanities and Social Sciences Online (H-Net)

An international consortium of scholars and teachers, H-Net creates and coordinates Internet networks with the common objective of advancing teaching and research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. H-Net is committed to pioneering the use of new communication technology to facilitate the free exchange of academic ideas and scholarly resources. Visit H-Net's funding announcement page for an extensive list of exciting funding opportunities for humanities scholars.

Philanthropy News Digest (PND)

Philanthropy News Digest publishes Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits. You can view grant opportunities, which include support for arts and humanities projects, on the Philanthropy News Digest website. You can also receive these notices by subscribing to the PND RFP Newsletter.

OVPR Launches New Research Website

On December 14th, 2010, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research launched a new research website entitled, “Research at IU Bloomington.” The website contains information on research-related resources available to IUB faculty.  The goal of the website is to keep faculty well informed of research resources and to ensure they are fully equipped to do their best research or creative activity.

VP for Research Jorge José Announces New Policy for Funding Proposals

Vice President for Research Jorge José announces the implementation of a new policy designed to facilitate accurate and timely submission of funding proposals to external agencies.  For all proposals with external deadlines of January 30th, 2011 or later, all administrative documents must be submitted at least five (5) business days before the external agency's deadline; narrative and technical elements of proposals must be submitted two (2) days in advance of the external agency deadline.

"With the increase in the number of proposals that Grant Services staff members must process, and agency's increasingly stringent deadlines and policies, this policy will ensure that proposals are reviewed and fully processed in time for submission to external funding agencies," said Vice President José.

Read the full policy.





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