VHI Grants

A micro-residency at ASU for a Visiting Humanities Investigator.


The IHR is pleased to announce a new program to encourage and support collaborations between ASU Humanities faculty and other faculty, artists, or community leaders from outside of the Phoenix area.

ASU tenure-line faculty are encouraged to submit applications to invite a collaborator—a Visiting Humanities Investigator (VHI)—for a micro-residency at ASU. VHI residencies can be anywhere from two days to two weeks, and they must facilitate jointly-authored or jointly-led outcomes, including grants, research publications (including articles, chapters, book proposals or full manuscripts), specialized conferences and seminars, creative projects, and programming for the public (including digital programs).

The IHR will provide a grant to cover the costs of travel to ASU, lodging, and a per diem for the length of residency, and will publicize the collaborations on its website and through other media. Research teams will need to submit evidence of successful outcomes of their collaborations within one year of the award, acknowledge IHR support in all relevant external funding applications and internal and external publications, and agree to publicize the results of their research or projects to the ASU community. Interdisciplinary collaborations are especially encouraged, but they must employ humanities methodologies as a central part of the research design.

Applications will be accepted digitally on a rolling basis beginning fall 2017 and will be approved by the IHR Advisory Board at their meetings (2017-18 meetings: August, November, January, February, March, April). In order to be considered, applications are due on the first of the month in which the IHR advisory board meets. Although initial funding for this program is limited and the process will be competitive, we hope to expand it if demand warrants.

To apply, and for further information about application procedures, please download the attachment below.