Participants in the IDAH Summer Incubator will benefit from an intensive week of in-person consultation with experts, peer discussion, and dedicated work time with experts on-hand. The IDAH team, along with members of IU's digital methods communities (including the libraries, Informatics, and UITS) will meet with you to:
- Consider project management needs and draft a project management and sustainability plan for your project;
- Rapidly prototype one component of your digital research project;
- Provide support and advice as you identify the people and resources at IU, the relevant tools and resources on campus and beyond, and related projects already underway
- Provide support and advice as you consider the various options and best practices for documenting the results these tools produce and managing, storing, and disseminating the data that result from your work;
- Suggest possible funding sources and offer initial advice writing a successful grant proposal
- Bloomington tenured or tenure-track faculty members including librarians, Research Scientists/Scholars, or Research Center Directors will have priority in consideration for the Summer Incubator.
- Full-time non-tenure-track faculty may submit for Summer Incubator consideration with a clear timeline for and specific identification of national funding streams for which the project will be submitted in the subsequent academic year, plus a letter of support from their chair clearly detailing how the project will support annual review criteria and promotion for their specific appointment.
Graduate students who have progressed to ABD may submit for Summer Incubator consideration with a clear timeline for and specific identification of the digital components that contribute to completion of their degree, plus a letter of support from their chair clearly detailing how IDAH support will strengthen the dissertation.
Not Eligible as PIs
- Visiting and adjunct faculty members
- Staff scientists (support‐oriented positions)
- Postdoctoral research associates
- PIs with outstanding final grant reports from previously IDAH-funded projects
- Tenure-track faculty whose previous IDAH collaborations did not result in submission to national funding streams
- Previous awardees of IDAH funds for the same or highly-similar projects
Prospective tenure-track/research-appointed faculty to the IDAH Summer Incubator program will be encouraged, with IDAH's help, to submit a grant application to the Faculty Research Support Program for Seed Funding (FRSP Seed Funding) administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research*. Faculty who partner with IDAH in developing a successful FRSP Seed Funding proposal during the same funding cycle will automatically gain admittance to the IDAH Summer Incubator Program. We also encourage prospective faculty (TT or non-TT) or ABD graduate students to contact IDAH for help in developing their applications materials.
Candidates accepted into the IDAH Summer Incubator program are expected to attend each day of the week-long workshop: June 1-5, 2020. All Incubator applicants must to be able to participate during the dates of the workshop.
*For arts and humanities oriented projects, OVPR will extend the target timeline for external funding to two years (instead of the one year currently stated on their web site) and grant expenditures to one year instead of 9 months.
Eligible candidates for the IDAH Summer Incubator program can apply to either the IDAH Kick-Starter Fund ($3,000) or the OVPR FRSP Seed Funding (up to $20,000 with a 15% match from IDAH of $3,000):
Kick-Starter Fund ($3,000)
- Five page Project Description that articulates the conceptual parameters of a digital project that is rooted in arts & humanities
approaches and contains specific information about your digital methods, including a brief project plan/timeline. The Project Description should also mention relevant collaborations, prospective grant funding, project outcomes, and timetable for external funding. The Project Descripion should be single-spaced with 1" margins using Times New Roman font.
- Budget (reflecting how the $3,000 award will be used)
- One page listing project Personnel, their departmental affiliations and their key roles (optional, but encouraged)
- 2-3 page Curricula Vitae
- Letter of Support from your Dean/Chair/PhD Advisors submitted directly to email@example.com.
FRSP Seed Funding (up to $20,000)
- Candidates who are simultaneously submitting a FRSP Seed Funding application will simply resubmit their entire FRSP Seed Funding application packet to IDAH. Please consult the FRSP Seed Funding application guidelines for a full description.
- If you are applying for FRSP Seed Funding and your total budget exceeds $20,000, your Dean/Chair should address their commitment to match above IDAH's contribution of up to $3,000 submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Letter of Support from IDAH affirming up to a $3,000 match (15%) for awards totaling no more than $20,000 submitted directly to email@example.com.
Selected candidates will receive either:
- Up to $3,000 in match funding for the FRSP Seed Funding Application (up to $20,000 total funding request)
- $3,000 toward developing a research or creative project with a significant digital component
2020 Application Deadline: April 3, 2020
IDAH has provided support and collaboration for a number of faculty projects at IU. Add yours to this list by participating in the Summer Incubator program!