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Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars Program (ATLAS)
Objectives. The Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) program provides support for major scholarly and artistic productions with potential to have a broad impact on a regional and/or national level. These activities will contribute to the Support Fund’s comprehensive objective of strengthening the educational, artistic, and research bases of Louisiana institutions. The proposed activities should enable the applicant to seek publication and/or presentation of the supported work within a limited period of time.
The primary focus of this program is on the scholarly and/or artistic merit of the proposed work. Applicants should describe their projects in terms of their necessity, importance, originality, and likelihood to have an impact on a broad academic and/or artistic community.
Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Not available.
Monetary Limitations. Applicants may seek not more than $50,000 over a one-year period. Under special circumstances, proposals from multiple faculty members completing a single cohesive project may request support of not more than $50,000 per participating faculty member. For all projects, the academic-year salary request may not exceed 50% of the applicant’s academic year salary and fringe benefits, and leave equivalent to the salary requested must be guaranteed by the institution for all projects requesting salary support from the Board (see RFP Section V.B.7.d). Summer salary support may be requested provided institutional matching requirements are met and such support is demonstrated to be part of a faculty member’s allowed percentage for summer salary. Summer support may not be requested for twelve-month employees. Applicants may request funds for expenses, including student assistants, publication costs, research travel, and equipment. In addition, funds may be requested for travel related to presentations of ATLAS-funded work and for out-of-state consultants to travel to Louisiana to assist in project work. Applicants should be aware, however, that requests for such items are subject to close scrutiny by review panels and may be reduced or eliminated. All such requests should, therefore, be strongly justified in terms of the project’s specific requirements.
Eligible Faculty (PDs/PIs). The ATLAS program is available to Louisiana faculty members who can demonstrate exceptional creative ability and/or a strong capacity for productive scholarship and show exceptional promise for future accomplishment in an eligible discipline. Only individuals affiliated with an eligible Louisiana institution of higher education may apply.
Number of PDs/PIs. One
Eligibile Disciplines - (click HERE for taxonomy)
Eligible Activities. The Board will support activities related to the completion of an important artistic or scholarly work. The emphasis of this program is on the completion of substantive works, such as major fine art exhibitions, significant works of fiction, poetry, film, and drama, and scholarly monographs. Under unique circumstances and with strong justification, projects leading to the publication of substantial journal articles will be considered. ATLAS does not provide support for early-stage research or data-gathering, or for completion of minor creative or scholarly projects.
The program provides support for the production of original works of art, but does not offer funding for performance or presentation activities not linked to the completion of an original work of art. Performances of plays, musical compositions, and choreographed works, as well as presentations of artistic works not completed by an awardee as part of the Board of Regents program, are not eligible unless they demonstrate significant new creative engagement.
Institutional limit. None
Costsharing/Matching Funds. Yes
Duration of the Project. No applicant may seek more than one year of support through the ATLAS program.
Downloand 2012-2013 RFP HERE.
Notice of Intent Instructions: Please use BOR issued NOI.