The IHR facilitates and supports diverse research clusters at ASU. Our aim is to assist research and communication among scholars and to enrich the intellectual climate of the university.

Awards are up to $1,000, and may include full or partial support for a visiting scholar.

The Jenny Norton Cluster on Women

The Reverend Jenny Norton has provided funding to support an annual research cluster in the Institute for Humanities Research. The Norton fund is designed to stimulate research on women in any field and on any topic.

Gender scholars are encouraged to apply for the Norton Award by proposing an appropriate topic for an IHR research cluster that will promote research and communication among ASU scholars and enrich the intellectual climate of the university. Recipients of the Jenny Norton Research Cluster on Women will receive $750 on top of their basic cluster award.

Application Guidelines:

The deadline for 2020-21 Research Clusters is March 17, 2020.
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Current research clusters

Citizen-Diplomacy, Past and Future: A Case-Study of Tempe Sister Cities, People-to-People International Arizona, and Global Ties Arizona, 1956-2021

Keith Brown | Director | Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies

Jennifer Quincey | Banyan Tree Editorial Services

The Colonial, the Postcolonial and the Decolonial

Melissa Free | Assistant Professor, Department of English

Isaac Joslin | Assistant Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures

Women, Youth, Nonbinary People and Art in the Migration Process

Emir Estrada | Assistant Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

J. Nalubega Ross | Global Health PhD Student, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Yining Tan | Graduate Assistant/Associate, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Lily Villa | Graduate Research Associate, School of Human Evolution and Social Change