The Joint Pilot for Arts Research (JPAR), co-sponsored by the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI), the Alabama Life Research Institute (ALRI), and the Office for Research and Economic Development (ORED), will support proposals that integrate the arts with bio-psychosocial investigations of the human condition. UA Faculty in life sciences, behavioral sciences, and/or social sciences collaborating with at least one researcher with a primary area of scholarship or practice in design, fine art, the performing arts, or creative writing, are encouraged to apply for support to carry out rigorous, innovative, and highly significant research. CARI/ALRI/ORED are providing a funding pool of $15,000 and expect to make 1-5 awards. Funding will be considered for a wide range of expenses, including travel, equipment, supplies, or a course release (if available). JPAR projects must include investigators from at least two different departments and/or colleges and proposed work should be completed within a 24-month period with a start date of August 1, 2020 (may be adjusted per PI request to accommodate pandemic response constraints).
Priority will be given to proposals that clearly demonstrate the integration of disciplines to create innovative processes and discover new modes of inquiry. Proposals that investigate the role of the arts in the new pandemic landscape are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to projects that could result in future federal or foundation research grant submissions.