Spatial Humanities Initiative | Research Project Development

With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center’s  Spatial Humanities Initiative invites faculty to submit proposals for Research Project Development. Faculty may request up to $15,000 to host conferences, meet with consultants or scholars, purchase materials and licenses, hire student assistants, cover programming and design fees, fabricate models, build databases, and/or support other endeavors that require financial resources outside the scope of individual faculty research accounts. Preference will be given to proposals that promise to spark collaborations, cultivate new scholarly paradigms, or forge lasting curricular innovation. The initiative’s GIS specialist/developer may assist with the development of awarded faculty research projects.

Eligibility: Rice faculty in the School of Humanities or with humanistic research projects are eligible to apply.

Evaluation:

The Humanities Research Center will evaluate proposals according to the following criteria:

  • The innovation of the project’s research questions and/or methods

  • The project’s engagement with mapping and/or procedural modeling technologies

  • The likelihood that the project will lead to further collaborations and/or outside funding opportunities.

  • ​The intellectual significance and potential impact of the project, within and beyond Rice

Application Materials:

  • Research Project Title

  • Research Project abstract of no more than 200 words

  • Research Project description of no more than 1,000 words

  • Research Project budget and budget narrative that indicate:

    • anticipated use of the requested funds

    • ​all funds sought or secured from other sources

  • Name and contact information of collaborating institutions or individuals (if any)

  • Research Project Timeline

[Please compile these items into a single pdf document and upload below]

Contact: Adriana Chiaramonti (acc14@rice.edu)
Deadline: 
Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, February 23, 2018