College of Humanities

Funded Research

Grants and Contracts

The College of Humanities is committed to supporting faculty who pursue grant and contract opportunities with public and private funders to enhance their research endeavors and enrich student experiences in and out of the classroom. Due to our applied research focus and our commitment to experiential learning opportunities for students, we encourage faculty to secure external support for their projects.

In 2010-11, the College was awarded $300,000 in public and private grants and contracts. The COH Grants Office provides a valuable resource for our faculty during all phases of grants and contract development from prospect research and proposal preparation to post-award project management.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our grant guidelines, search available funding opportunities, and find out about grant and contract awards throughout the College.

Please contact us with any questions or schedule an appointment to meet with our Grants Officer, Teresa Morrison, in the Dean’s Office in Sierra Hall 465. We look forward to working with you to enhance your scholarly activities, provide outstanding, unique learning experiences for our students, and fulfill the learning-centered mission of the College and the University.

Open Funding Opportunities

 Grant/fellowship titleApplication openApplication deadlineMaximum award

NEH

Digital Projects for the Public

open

6/11/14

$100,000

NEH

Bridging Cultures Through Film: Development

open

6/11/14

$75,000

NEH

Bridging Cultures Through Film: Production

open

6/11/14

$650,000

NEH

Humanities Initiatives at HSIs

open

6/26/14

$100,000

Kluge

Library of Congress Kluge Research Fellowships

open

7/15/14

$46,200

NSF

Linguistics Program

tba

7/15/14

variable

NEH

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources: Foundation

open

7/17/14

$40,000

NEH

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources: Foundation

open

7/17/14

$350,000

NEH

Digital Humanities Start-up Grants

tba

9/11/14

$60,000

NEH

Enduring Questions

tba

9/11/14

$38,000

NEH

Summer Stipends

tba

9/30/14

$6,000

NEH

Collaborative Research Grants

tba

12/9/14

$100,000

NEH

Scholarly Editions and Translations

tba

12/9/14

$300,000

NCEER

National Council for Eurasian & East European Research

open

variable

variable

NSF

Cyberlearning: Transforming Education

open

variable

variable

Grant Guidelines

We encourage all faculty to contact our Grants Officer to discuss concepts for grant- and contract-related projects as early as possible in the process. We work with faculty in many different ways, including: researching and identifying funding opportunities; writing and editing proposals; developing budgets; working with corporate, foundation, and government agency officers; and managing post-award requirements. Please engage our office early as we will be able to provide significant support and help you navigate your way through some critical internal and external processes.

If you are submitting a proposal or letter of inquiry to a private foundation or corporation, you must complete the Proposal Submission Form and obtain review and signatures from your Department Chair and the Dean. Once you have signed as principal investigator and obtained your Chair's signature, send the form to the Grants Office at mail drop 8252. All private grant proposals are administered through the University Foundation and carry an indirect cost rate of 2.75%.

If you are submitting a proposal or letter of inquiry to a government agency, you must complete the Grant Data Form and obtain review and signatures from your Department Chair and the Dean. Once you have signed as principal investigator and obtained your Chair's signature, send the form to the Grants Office at mail drop 8252. All public grant proposals are administered through the University Corporation and carry an indirect cost rate that ranges from 26% to 48%.

For submissions to private foundations and corporations, it is important that we coordinate proposal submissions with other colleges at CSUN to ensure that we avoid multiple, simultaneous submissions to the same funder without approval. Please contact our Grants Officer prior to completing either of these forms as some private foundations may already be in solicitation by other CSUN faculty.

All proposals and letters of inquiry must be reviewed and approved by the Grants Officer and Dean Say at least 10 working days prior to submission. Any proposal efforts that are not approved through this process will not be supported by the College or the University if awarded. The flowchart illustrates the various steps involved in a typical grant submission: Grants Process Flowchart PDF

University Faculty Development Grants

College of Humanities Faculty Fellowship and Grant Program

Humanities Research Fellows Program

Forms