The seed grant program is designed to provide support for projects that advance the IHR’s mission of fostering research that addresses or explores significant social challenges in the past, present and future, employing humanities or transdisciplinary methodologies.

The Institute supports projects that demonstrate intellectual merit, potential impact on scholarship and strong prospects of receiving external funding. Seed grants fund 12 months of work for ASU humanities faculty and staff at two levels: individual (up to $5,000) and team (up to $9,000). 

Application Guidelines:

The deadline for Spring 2020 applications is March 27, 2020
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Current seed grants

A Metrical Search Engine for Poetry in Ancient Greek

Michael A. Tueller | Professor of the Classics | School of International Letters and Cultures

Audio Attunements for Desert Living

Ron Broglio | Associate Professor | Department of English

Adam Nocek | Assistant Professor | School of Arts Media and Engineering

Biography of a Sound — Prince, Place and the Hidden History of the Minneapolis Sound

Rashad Shabazz | Associate Professor | Program of Justice and Criminal Inquiry | School of Social Tranformation

Sabine Feisst | Evelyn Smith Professor | School of Music

Black American Podcast Archive

Sarah Florini | Assistant Professor | Film and Media Studies | Department of English

Crossing Through: What Threshold Concepts Can Tell Us about Disciplinary Identity Formation

Barbara D’Angelo | Clinical Associate Professor | College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Barry Maid | Professor | College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Michelle Stuckey | Clinical Assistant Professor | College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

In the Land of Tigers and Snakes: Powers and Violence between Humans and Animals in Medieval China

Huaiyu Chen | Associate Professor | School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World

Naomi Jackson, Associate Professor, School of Film, Dance and Theatre

Elizabeth Lerman, Institute Professor, School of Film, Dance and Theater

Kealiinohomoku Dance and Human Culture Audiovisual/Scholarship Online Exhibit

Adair Landborn | Clinical Assistant Professor | School of Film, Dance and Theatre | Curator | Cross-Cultural Dance Resources Collections

Mapping Grand Canyon: A Critical Cartographic History

Matthew Toro | Director of Maps, Imagery and Geospatial Services | ASU Library, Map and Geospatial Hub

Paul Hirt | Professor | School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Robert Spindler | University Archivist | ASU Library, University Archives

Monumental Objections: The Phoenix Indian School at Steele Indian School Park

Kathleen Lamp | Associate Professor | Department of English

No Longer Just ‘Hyphenated’: The New ‘American’ Conversation

Pardis Mahdavi | Professor and Director | School of Social Transformation

Lois Brown | Professor and Center Director | Center for the Study of Race and Democracy

Phoenix Mural Project

Danielle Foushee | Assistant Professor | Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Power, Society and the Senses: A Workshop

Toby Harper | Assistant Professor | School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Richard Newhauser | Professor | Department of English

Storytelling on Location: Emerging Modalities of Place-Based Writing

Jacob Greene | Assistant Professor | Department of English

Who Wrote the Autobiography of Malcolm X

Keith Miller | Professor | Department of English

“You can’t see it, but I’ve got a lot of shit going on”: Young Women, Invisible Disability, and the Paradox of Passing

Heather Switzer | Assistant Professor | School of Social Transformation

Anastasia Todd | Postdoctoral Research Associate | School of Social Transformation