Research: Art Works September 2018 Guidelines Webinar

Research: Art Works September 2018  Guidelines Webinar

hello welcome to the National Endowment for the Arts 2019 research artworks grants program webinar I'm Sydney Olynyk are the director of research and analysis and I'm here with Melissa Menzer the deadline for the research artworks grants program is October 9th which is in about five weeks just a couple of notes of housekeeping before we go further this webinar will consist of a PowerPoint presentation followed by Q&A you can type questions into the comment box on your screen at any time we will try to answer as many as possible in the time allotted oh sorry I hello everyone I think we I got cut off for a moment making sure you can hear me in today's webinar we will share an overview of the NEA and the Office of Research and analysis an overview of the research artworks program what's new to the research artworks program this year the application process and eligibility tips and frequently asked questions and will leave the remaining time to answer questions that you all might have for us this webinar will be archived in the webinars section of our website in a few days so you can refer to it in the future we'll move right into some background on the research artworks grant program in a moment but first a little bit about the NEA the National Endowment for the Arts was established as an independent federal agency by Congress in 1965 our current mission is to strengthen the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation by supporting projects that focus on creating arts fostering engagement with the arts and promoting knowledge and understanding about the contributions of the Arts we award grants and support our mission to organizations of all sizes across all 50 states and six US territories these awards are made in all artistic disciplines such as performing arts visual arts multidisciplinary arts literature arts education partnerships and also research the application process is competitive with reviews conducted by panels of independent evaluators our website WWE are govt includes program guidelines application deadlines and other details about applying for support the office of research and analysis within the NEA conducts and supports research on significant topics such as the impact of the arts of human development creative placemaking the economic impact of the Arts artist in the work force arts participation and how technology is changing the way audiences are participating in the arts those are just some examples our office is particularly interested in two overarching research questions what factors affect the health and vitality of Arts patient and arts and cultural assets and what are the direct and/or indirect benefits of the arts for individuals and/or communities just for background we're currently in year two of the five-year research agenda that you can find on our website this diagram shows you how we visualize distinct segments of our portfolio we conduct or Commission studies mainly exploratory ones about the inputs to arts participation on one level and on another level arts and cultural assets that's kind of represented by that left column here we look at these inputs as either boosters or inhibitors of arts participation or arts infrastructure we also continue to collect analyze nationally representative statistics about arts participation and arts and cultural assets those are the two blue ovals there in the center and we do this largely through our relationships with several larger federal agencies and departments and on the right hand side we are heightening our investment in experimental or quasi-experimental studies about the direct impact of arts participation on individual level outcomes and on the societal or community level impacts of cultural arts and cultural assets we won't spend much time on this today but here's a closer look at the model as it pertains to arts participation these are modes of arts participation we study in that blue oval there and the outcomes of interest for us on the right hand side cognition creativity and learning social emotional well-being and health and physiological processes of Health and healing looking at arts and cultural assets we are interested not only in their inputs what boosts are inhibited inhibits the health of these assets but also community level outcomes such as Civic or corporate innovation the attraction of these assets to neighborhoods and businesses and national and state-level economic growth from the arts I need to stress that this model as a useful organizing scheme for our research portfolio and we hope it may prove useful for framing your own research applications so it is by no means a requirement is there are plenty of conceptual models out there for you to consider depending on your own line of research and your owns more specific line of research questions and now research artworks the research artworks grant program games to promote public knowledge and understanding about the contributions of the Arts by expanding and promoting evidence of the value or impact of the arts so I'm going to switch over now to Melissa as you can see under our track one program we have the value and impact grants that support projects that examine the value and/or impact of the arts and then under our track 2 program we have the experimental and quasi-experimental design grants support projects have focused on similar topic areas but the primary research methodologies used are experimental or quasi-experimental in other words there's an intervention and groups who receive the intervention are compared to groups who did not receive the intervention in order to test causality or inferred causality our research artworks grants range from $10,000 to $100,000 depending on the tracks so for track 1 you can request a 10,000 to $30,000 grant and for track 2 you can request a $30,000 to $100,000 Graham and the authorizing organization has to have at least a one-to-one match from a non-federal source the cash in-kind crowdsource funding and indirect cost rates for your organization can count toward your match importantly if you request 20,000 for your project you must include an additional $20,000 as a match in other words your total grant budget must be at least $40,000 in addition the NEA does not support pre-award cost that is if a project costs occur prior to the project start date it will not be considered as an eligible budget item in the NEA grant budget I will note that we expect to award between 5 and 10 applications in track 1 and up to 5 applications in track 2 based on the availability of funding we have had seven cycles so far for this program and we're about to enter our eighth cycle as you can see here it's been quite competitive more information is on our gov for project summaries and amounts historically we get between sixty to seventy applications per year and historically track two tends to be more competitive and track one much of our research and the research that we support is drawn from the arts field itself but also many other fields that tie into the arts such as economics education psychology urban planning and design neuroscience sociology anthropology medicine and health and philanthropy you can understand why our grantees show this diversity in their fields of expertise when you consider the topic areas we have expressed an interest in study these include the impacts of the arts on social and emotional well-being on cognition creativity and learning and on physiological processes of Health and healing such topics also include the arts role in civic and corporate innovations in attracting residents and businesses and in fostering national and state-level economic growth we're using the term art to capture a diverse range of disciplines and sub disciplines such as Performing Arts visual arts multidisciplinary arts literature and arts education in addition we support and conduct research on the overarching arts field as well as research that isolate unique value and contributions that individual artistic disciplines have for individuals and society but importantly research projects for this funding mechanism should have the arts as the central focus of the research [Applause] there are a few minor changes in its updates to the program for this year for track 1 we'll continue to keep this track open to a variety of different types of studies priority will be given to proposals that proposed secondary data analyses of one or more of the following to assess the 2017 survey for public participation in the arts the 2016 or 2018 annual arts basic service the 2016 General Social Survey the adolescent brain cognition development study the 2015 American Housing Survey the 2016 National Assessment of Education progress the arts assessment specifically and the arts and cultural production satellite count more detail and resources can be found in the guidelines on our website for track two we now include a statement that eligible projects under this track must include at least one arts based intervention group and at least one non arts based control or comparison group proposals involving primary data collection activities should also include plans to ensure fidelity of the data collection and program or therapy implementation through routine monitoring and oversight other than that there are a few minor additional minor revisions to the language to make the guidelines clearer moving to the applicant eligibility and application process first and foremost the applicant is the organization not the individual as mandated by Congress the NEA is not able to support individual researchers directly eligible authorizing of applicants are one of three types nonprofit tax-exempt 501 C 3 us organization units of state or local government or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes this may include but is not limited to colleges and universities in addition your organization has to have at least three years of operating history and if by chance your organization has ever been funded by us in the past your organization must be current on your reports for previous and may grants regardless of which NEA funding mechanism that project was funded under the NEA also performs a risk analysis for all applications that come through our door so you need to be up-to-date on Duns and Sam's as well as the IRS and and and also free of any federal debts while working with the IRS to implement payment plan in terms of application limits and organization as elite applicants may submit more than one application under these guidelines in each case the request must be for a distinctly different project partnering organization may serve as a partner on as many applications as they like an application in response to this announcement does not preclude an organization from applying under other NEA funding opportunities in each case the requests must be for a distinctly different project if you have questions about whether a projects are distinct distinct from each other please contact us regardless of which track is ultimately applied to there are a variety of research designs that are eligible under the research artworks grant program for example we support projects that include primary data collection and data analysis secondary data analysis and quantitative qualitative and mixed method designs we also support the psychological sense economic impact study statistically driven meta-analyses program evaluation and translational research importantly wrote the proposed methods should be appropriate and justified to answer the research questions in the proposal it is also important to determine whether your projects it's under track 1 or track 2 we will not transfer your application from one track to another after the deadline so it's important to make sure your application is in the right track first you should ask yourself whether your project primary method involves an experimental or quasi-experimental design that includes at least one arts intervention groups and at least one non arts comparison or control group the intervention can mean a program policy or practice and this intervention is not applied to sorry the intervention is applied to the intervention group whereas the comparison or control group does not receive these interventions particularly in assessing the effects of an intervention more rigorous methods are needed to isolate to the greatest dissent extent possible the impact of the intervention from those associated with other influences such as Geographic or temporal factors or pre-existing differences between participants and non-participants and you can you can do this type of research using a variety of methods to to assigned participant to group such as random assignment or non random assignments and design decisions can incorporate between subject comparisons within subject comparisons weightless controls repeated measures with propensity score matching to name a few if your answer is yes that your project will include at least one arts and intervention and also at least one non arts comparison or control group then you should apply under track two if your answer is no then you should not apply and then you should apply under track one we encourage you to review the Department of Education what works Clearinghouse handbooks and the department of labor's clear and health for labor evaluation and research for more detailed descriptions of various experimental and quasi-experimental designs the links to these resources are in our guidelines on the website and you can still contact us if things are unclear here are a few examples of projects that we have supported in the past one went to ahepa affordable housing management company this project went to support a quasi-experimental matched comparison group studies examining the physical cognitive social and emotional effects of music engagement on low-income older adults professional musicians will implement a stink test songwriting program for older adults which who resides in you in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development section 202 housing bar beat researchers will conduct pre and post assessments as well as interim and follow-up assessments to test whether arts programming boosts residences chances of thriving in an independent living setting we also supported a project to Texas A&M University to support a randomized control study to determine the causal impacts of arts enrichment on students academic and social outcomes elementary and middle schools in the Houston Independent School District were randomly chosen in the 2016-2017 school year to receive substantial increases in their arts educational resources and learning opportunities through partnerships with arts and cultural organizations researchers will focus on understanding how these additional resources and opportunities affect student achievement educational engagements attitudes and values and participation in our connectivities secondary analyses will explore effects in relation to different student characteristics characteristics such as gender ethnicity and socio-economic or to chorus America Association to support a study examining the impact of choral singing on older adults and I should mention that the project that we're going to talk about right now are from our track one program and not our traction program the study will assess the types of frequency type and frequency of choral singing among older adults its perceived importance to social connectedness and physical health and improvements to cognitive function in partnership with the national center for creative aging researchers will administer focus groups interviews and bomb line surveys to adjust to the general public choir members older adults and family caregivers we also supported a project to Maryland Institute to support a study examining whether animation and astronomy when taught together in college classrooms can inspire new art forms enhancing scientific public outreach and promote both arts and science education researchers will conduct a case study of a Maryland Institute College of Art course taught in partnership with NASA scientists and the Maryland Science Center researchers also will interview astrophysicists museum educators and animation students to document the experiences and benefits to building from arts science collaboration furthermore researchers will study the outcomes of the work produced through such collaborations as well as delivery systems for similar programs merging arts and science education we also supported a project to Nash the National Association of Latino arts and culture to support the design and implementation of a study of Latino arts organizations and completion of a detailed analysis as the first phase of a national assessment of the Latino arts field the survey will will be designed in consultation with the Pew Hispanic but research center Americans for the Arts and an advisory committee of national research experts it will be administered to organizations delivering presenting or producing Latino arts and art forms among data to be collected will be information on each groups function and type staff size mission budget years in existence constituent conserve and point content another project we support I went to Northwestern University to support a national survey examining public perceptions of and interactions with arts and local communities activities will include questionnaire development cognitive interviews survey administration within a nationally representative sample of adults adults and an analysis our reporting of the study's findings including potential changes in perceptions over time the survey instrument will include those qualitative and quantitative survey items and will address public perceptions of artists the kind of work that artists may do within their community to what extent people are familiar with local artists and how to engage with them the survey findings could inform public policy discourse about artists of creative and cultural assets within a community the last example that I'll share is – University of New Mexico to support a study examining the transfer effects of music on brain anatomy and physiology among New Mexican older adults older adolescents and adults who have shown main interest and success in STEM fields study will perform advanced statistical modeling on data from a battery of psychological tests and brain imaging studies it will determine the links between individuals paths musical experience and differences in brain structure and functions for project descriptions and additional grants that we have previously awarded under research artworks go to WWF and use the recent grant search application again the deadline of record for this year is October 9 2000 18 and this part of the application is only submitted through for this part of the application submission you're only submitting the sf-424 forms which is a format asked for application organization characteristics and basic information about the proposal being submitted this acts as a letter of intent then between October 12 and 19 the applicant submits the full proposal through the NEA applicant portal website in January a review panel meets to discuss the applications recommend recommends the projects to be supported and any ASAP reconcile these recommendations with the funds that are available in March panel recommendations are then forwarded to the National Council on the arts whom at the body then makes recommendations to the chairman of the National accounts of the Arts the NEA chairman reviews the council's recommendations and makes the final decision on all grant awards or notifications go out in April and the earliest start date is May 1st 2019 note that application deadlines award if awarded notification and project start dates are the same for both track 1 and track 2 projects in the first step to meet that October 9 deadline the sf-424 is the only item you'll submit through brasov the funding opportunity number for the research art which grant program is 2019 NEA o RA if you do not successfully submit this form by the deadline you'll be unable to submit your materials to the NEA applicant portal in other words a validated quote letter of intent unquote allows you to proceed to the next step in the application process in this form you're asked to describe basic information regarding your organization and a couple sentences at most about what you plan to do in your research project the first sentence should start with the words to support examples examples of these descriptions were provided earlier when I mentioned some of our previous grantee projects an additional examples of how to describe your project can be found using a research recent grant search tool on the NEA website there are some unique instructions for how to fill out each field in the sf-424 form and those instructions are also available on our website before you submit through for the first time you must be registered this is a multi-step process for which you should allow at least two weeks this is a mandatory online government-wide electronic application system you should have an active Duns number and an active registration with Sam in order to use grant Becca you are required to change your password every 60 days so don't wait until immediately before the deadline to submit cww PRN Danka for more details and more detail on this particular component can be found on the NEA website again remember that the October 9 that October 9 is the deadline for the sf-424 all grant application form questions and requirements are available now prepare the grant application form materials well in advance of the application deadlines have the grant application form material is ready to upload once the NEA applicant portal opens on October 12 grant application form instructions for research artworks are located on the website on the step 2 page under how to apply when you're ready to submit to the applicants your obligation to the applicant portal you'll need to log into the Applegate portal which is at HTTP colon backslash backslash applicant portal arts gov your username is your tracking number and your password is your NEA application number you can find this information at check my application on it is available two days after you submit your sf-424 form to but no earlier than 10 days before the application deadline you can find your grant suck up tracking number and any application number by going to check my application on attention that a moment ago but just as a reminder when you log into the NDA applicant portal you'll submit your answers to the narrative questions the biographies financial information operating activities lists and other special items there's a lot that we're expecting so please make sure you read the guidelines and instructions carefully as you prepare your application if you're having trouble logging into the nea applicant portal or have or are having other technical difficulties please contact us at any a research grants at when you log into the NDA applicant portal you'll see something that looks like this please note make sure to hit save and log off if you plan to leave the African portal with women in progress your session will deactivate after a period of time and you could lose contents applicants should only open the applicant portal in one browser at a time to enter information importantly once you've uploaded all your materials please make sure you validate your work and also make sure that you have submitted your proposal a link to a video tutorial on what the applicant portal looks like and how to navigate it can be found on the guidelines website I strongly urge you to watch it since it's a since it includes some tips and tricks as we mentioned previously all eligible applications undergo a review process by an interdisciplinary and external panel of experts for research related projects we draw from experts in a variety of fields and strive to include an interdisciplinary panel of research expertise our panelists vary in the extent to which they focus strictly on Arts related research with some dedicating much of their research to parts related topics and others who do not who do arts related research it's arts related research as one of many research focuses panelists evaluate each application based on two overarching criteria outlined in the guidelines artistic excellence and artistic merit and so your application should speak directly to each of the sub criteria under artistic excellence and artistic merit from then the panel recommends the projects as be supported and the staff reconciled panel recommendations with the funds that are available these recommendations are forwarded to the National Council on the arts with where they are reviewed in open session the council makes recommendations to the count to the chairman of the National Endowment the Arts the Chairman reviews the recommendations for grants in all funding categories and makes the final decision on all grant awards applicants are then notified of funding decisions anticipated the applicants will be notified of a water rejection in April of 2019 in terms of the root view criteria itself artistic excellence excellence comprises four components is the research plan clear this includes the conceptual framework research design sampling techniques and/or data sources and the proposed ethical political methods in addition to the relationship of these elements to the proposed research question is there an evidence base for the research plan this includes evidence that the research plan is informed by a literature review and/or citations of previous work or research either published or unpublished that support the conceptual framework and proposed research approach is their novelty within the research plan this includes evidence that the project has a high likelihood to add significant new knowledge to the field of arts related research this may include evidence that the study design methods and/or data sources have high potential to spur innovations in the field and March release research or the organization its partners and project personnel qualified to execute the research plan this includes credentials and past accomplishments in conducting research as anti propose as appropriate this also includes personal ethics training and human research and the projects into institutional review board plans and/or status and artistic excellent complexin sites and artistic merit prizes for different criteria does the project have potential to elevate the public profile of arts related research and at least one of the following ways increase the variety of knowledge domain or field of technical expertise I contribute to contribute to arts or later research this may include evidence of transdisciplinary research teams such as researchers and evaluators working alongside arts practitioners create novel partnerships with potential for different sectors to contribute to and benefit from arts related research or heighten the relevance and significance of arts related research to policy and/or practice the second kressler criteria for artistic merits includes whether the project includes effective strategies including quality control measures to document progress and success during the period of performance this includes any milestones that the organization plans to achieve during the project as well as beyond the life of the grant does the project includes effective strategies to document and disseminate the project results products and data this includes distribution strategies to make the research findings products and data accessible to the public and to other researchers and practitioners beyond the materials that would be posted to the National Endowment of the Arts as web sites this also may include a record of past accomplishments in publishing or distributing research results and the data management plans as appropriate half the organization and partners devoted adequate resources to execute this particular project this includes appropriateness of the budget other resources and the degree of involvement by project personnel again both artistic excellence and keep both artistic excellence and American mind when you draft your proposal the goal of a competitive application is to persuade reviewers that your project is of outstanding quality and that your project has potential to further our understanding of the value and/or impact of the art for track one value and impact priority will be given to projects that present Theory driven and evidence-based research questions and methodologies that will yield important information about the value and/or impact of the Arts on individuals and communities and/or that use novel and promising research approaches for track 2 experimental and quasi-experimental designs priority will be given to projects that present a theory driven and ever based research questions and methodologies that will yield important information about the value and or impact of the art on individuals and communities so here's some application tips and frequently asked questions the readers that evaluate your application may not be from your specific research topic area or methodology area we suggest that you include definitions and descriptions of the research area and methods clearly and just and justify the reasoning behind why particular research methods are used to answer your research question please follow the grant application form instructions on how to organize your project narrative such as using headings to identify specific parts of your narrative be clear about what project personnel are doing on the project and what and to what extent they significally add to the project note that our research artworks grants range from $10,000 to $100,000 depending on the track the authorizing our organization has to have at least a one-to-one match from a non-federal source there are two types of costs of costs direct and indirect direct costs are items like salaries and wages travel and other costs like artists or consultant fees marketing promotion supplies and materials publications distribution shipping rental of venues or equipment acquisition fees write evaluation and assessment fees access accommodations such as audio description sign language interpretation closed or open captioning large print brochures and labeling telephone copying postage translates translation and other projects specific cost indirect costs are overhead or administrative expenses not readily as identifiable within a specific project are the cost of operating and maintaining facilities and equipment depreciation or use allowances and administrative salaries supplies are typical examples of indirect cost indirect costs are charged to a project to a rate negotiated with the National Endowment for the Arts or another federal agency you may also claim a pro graded portion of overhead or administrative cost as their record however however you cannot claim overhead as both a direct and indirect cost choose one method or another if your organization has never received a federally negotiated indirect cost rate you may elect to charge a de minimis rates of 10% on the modified total direct cost amount which may be used indefinitely and since this is a research grant program you can use a research indirect cost rate in terms of matching funds as I mentioned we do require a one-to-one match there are two types of matches you can use cash or in-kind or you can use a combination of the two cash refers to your organization's contribution donations non federal grants and revenues such as ticket income or tuition fees do not include any National Endowment the arts funding or grants from other federal agencies including the National Endowment for Humanities the Department of Education the Department of Housing and Urban Development the National Science Foundation the National Park Service and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting federal funds sub granted from a state arts agency or a Regional Arts agent organization or a local arts agency cannot be used as tethered or recipient Crusher you may use unrecovered in direct cost as part of the recipient caution as I mentioned before third-party in-kind contributions refers to goods and services donated by individuals or entities outside of your organization to qualify as allowable in-kind income these same items also must be clearly identified in the project budget and direct cost to ensure that the costs are allowable in-kind items not reflected as direct costs will be removed from your budget you must be you must identify all in-kind items by the good or service being provided as well as the source and the amount must reflect the verifiable fair market value of the goods and services being contributed remember proper donation must be maintained for all items noted as in-kind importantly if you request twenty thousand twenty thousand dollars for your projects you must include an additional $20,000 as I matched in other words your total project budget must be at least forty thousand dollars as I mentioned before the nei does not support pre-award costs that it is a if a project cost occurs prior to the project start date it will not be considered as an eligible budget item in the NEA grant budget do not make these common mistakes leaving the requested amount field blank requesting less than the minimum Awards mount amount requesting more than the maximum award amount not filling out both the project expenses and project income sub tests in the applicant portal not including the match in the project expenses tab not including a match or not enough of a match on the project's income subject also on the website there are a number of additional resources such as the actual redline a tutorial on how to use the grant application for some more tips on how to submit through and through NEA go far sorry through the applicant portal we also have in our Freedom of Information Act reading room and a handful of sample applications for previous years that you can take a look at we update this we updated this document this year there is a collection of final papers from our past grantees and this page will will be updated with new papers and products as we receive them your took your take away for these materials should not be that these are the kinds of ideas we're looking for there are just examples of some of the studies we have supported in the past there's also an accessibility requirements tutorial and the listing of publicly available data sources that include arts related variables which we encourage you to explore a quick reminder that for this year that under the track 1 program we are prioritizing studies that use the following data set the 2017 survey for public participation in the arts the 2016 or 2018 annual hacks basic service mm question general social survey discrete adolescent brain cognitive development study the 2015 American Housing Survey the 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress the arts assessment specifically and the arts and cultural satellite production satellite counts there's a link to the grant search tool we mentioned earlier you can use this tool to see all previously funded research artworks grants their descriptions and their awards as well as other NEA grant awards if you're if you're interested and lastly the web this webinar will be archived on our website for future reference Thank You Melissa okay so this is Sunil again just taking some questions we've got quite a few so we'll try to get through as many of them as we can just Melissa do you mind repeating you know I know October 9th you stipulated was the deadline for the sf-424 what about the second deadline for the other what was that date for the second piece of the application so the second deadline is October 19 the applicant portal will open on the 12th of October and you'll have between the 12th and the 19th to submit all of your materials I will stress that the applicant portal will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 19th so somebody asked it as an international group can a group overseas be eligible to apply so this is only the only eligible applicant organizations are in fact us-based organizations that said you can have a relationship through a partner with another with an overseas party and they could even be recipient of some of the grant award through that process through being a partner and a co researcher or an arts organization for example I hope that answered that question we answered that the slides will be available by at this archived webinar the near future very soon I hope online on this webpage also there's a question about a particular term in the application form it says that question the question is that on page 10 of the worksheet letter C under data analysis the language says please explain any measures that will be used to operationalize the model exactly what does this mean so I'm going to take a stab at this but then most I can hopefully provide an even better answer no pressure the Opera so essentially you know a lot of the studies we're requesting people submit further applications you can imagine than having some kind of theoretical construct or some conceptual framework that is really the theory or hypothesis they're pursuing in some cases and when we say explain any measures that will be used to the word is operationalize the model we simply mean what types of data collection methods what types of analytical tools or techniques will be using quantitative or qualitative to to really explain them ought to to substantiate the model you've created the theory so that's all that's met it's meant to be what's your analytical methods I think that you're using to support that model so that makes sense Kruse ok great ok so the guidelines state that organizations are limited to a single application is this one application that each deadline so actually it the guidelines do not state that the guidelines in fact and what's unique about modern of its unique for the NEA but it's certainly unusual for the NEA is this particular program allows multiple applications from a single organization as long as they're distinctly different projects for this particular deadline so and you may also as was explained by Melissa be the recipient of a previous NEA grant or you may be applying for an NEA grant that does not involve research to one of our other programs if you're in good standing with that process then you are also eligible to apply for this program so you know that's something interesting about this program as the university for the juniors a question as a university for the organizational budget section would you like the entire University organizational budget the P I or the P is specific department budget or her lab group's budget if applicable so in this case it would be the best to use the organizational budget at large so what we're interested in is how much of the organizational budget is spent on various activities if for example you are applying under independent components which is like a museum or a library within the universe that has its own operating budget it has its own potentially 501c3 status organ status and has its own board then that then you could potentially use that operating budget as your operating budget for your application but in general departments within the university are not considered independent components and so you need to use the University at large level for your organizational budget if you have any questions about that since universities and colleges have a lot of different types of organization organizational infrastructure please do reach out to us and we can work with you on a case by case basis so a question is can an academic on a 12 month contract who will be working on the research project claim part of their salaries a matching contribution absolutely we see that quite a bit waving of salaries and that sort of contributing their salaries toward a portion of yourself toward the match the key here is that your university is willing to to include those as part of the match right okay so we've explained that if you are receiving artworks programming that is the regular NEA artworks program Rhett's program not research you still are eligible for applying to this program as long as they're distinctly different projects somebody asked in discussing matching your example was quote a total project budget of $40,000 which you said would include $20,000 from the applicant organization plus $20,000 from the NEA does this total amount include indirect costs yes it does I will note that some universities and colleges have waived a portion of the indirect costs or all of it depending on their amplitudes here to to offset the match so that's one way to do it but even if you do charge direct costs if it's in your direct cost budget to pay for the you want explain that demand explain this correctly Melissa that if you want that the indirect cost would come under your total budget yes so in in the end we do not put a we do not award above we do not provide funds that will cover indirect cost rate above the award that we have supported I know that some other government agencies do include indirect costs on top of a grant but we unfortunately cannot do that okay how many track one of words are we looking to make and do you anticipate funding any that do not meet your priorities that's a very important point absolutely we are open to the best ideas we do put out priorities for track one just because we have ample amount of datasets that we think are right for being mined by enterprising researchers and these datasets have a lot of arts variables in them that have not been reported in some cases so we wanted people to have at them so we prioritize track one two since it is not experimental or quasi-experimental cause experimental research it could include secondary data analysis we said that those datasets there's a long list that Melissa went through and our guidelines those datasets are if you will priority for that track one applicant those track one applicants that said we by all means we'll be reviewing closely applications that all the applications that come in for track one and I anticipate there will be some perhaps many that are not addressing those data sets so we don't know yet how many track wanted words I believe we project about up to ten perhaps this year where would a literature review be uploaded as an example of data collection and analysis somebody is asking as part of their application so if it's the literature review that you're referencing as part of your narrative so it's a it's not part of your narrative itself but it's a separate document you can you can attach that at the end of the there-there's a special section on the applicant portal where you can attach a number of specific items and that type of information can be uploaded there if you have any technical with uploading information or uploading files please reach out and we can we can certainly help and there's some instructions on the step 2 in the step 2 document that will help you I will note that I believe there is a limit a page limit to the special attachments that you can upload so please keep an eye on that and make sure that your files are within the page limit so that's a good question because somebody asked I assume if we have graphics illustrating the design and conceptual framework that we will need narrative explaining them and they're talking about special attachments there's only one special attachment allowed is it acceptable to include multiple figures or tables in that attachment and Melissa is nodding yes okay so that's fine the staff time salaries counter word matching requirements we've established that they do they can count toward matching requirements absolutely should we have received the funding we wish to match before application to research artworks or do we just need to prove that we are applying for matching funding from an eligible source we don't require that you have the funding in hand prior to your application to the NEA we just you know we urge you to submit documentation that the matching will be forthcoming if the award is made or at least where the match would come from the proposed match right can an organization whose mission is more about community development rather than art butter using the arts to this end and want to do research on how the arts will affect their community apply for these grants to the send absolutely yes again I would say in fact one of the review criteria has to do with the relevance of the research to other sectors and fields and domains of expertise and there are many kinds of projects we get and there many kinds of we fund some are very you might say focused on arts interventions and programs in a in their own right or you know want providing descriptive information about the arts sector others are indeed about the interaction of the arts with other sectors and other domains of interest so we've seen it really a an array of different kinds of organisations come in research funding because they want even if they're not working in the arts sector routinely they're very interested this goes true of researchers to researchers and also said from vastly different fields we might think of when we think of arts and culture who nevertheless are interested in understanding the arts in relation to those aspects were those topics so yes today is that question can we repeat can you repeat the websites that are resources for us with applying for the grant where they find that resource page the easiest way to find it would be to go to WWE gov and then in there's a navigational menu at the top that will say grants and you select that and then you select grants to organizations the research artworks grant program will be at the bottom of the page that pops up and within that page within their research artworks grant page on the right hand side there's a number of links the top section will be related to the guidelines themselves specifically but then the bottom section will have a number of other resources such as the webinar for sorry the the video tutorial for the grant application form the sample applications and other resources yeah so grant on the NEA website the grants and then click onto grants to organizations and then research right ok good our application guidelines available in a PDF Melissa the easiest well we don't have a PDF available just that we have created the easiest way to do that would be to copy and paste all of the material that's in the the cantos website and create a PDF we can certainly create one and if you want one we can send it out yeah once you contact us if you have any questions um so actually I think we've run through all the questions that we have for now we just double check here well the last question is referring to a copy of the slide so the webinar will be archived and be and it will be available on our website in the webinar section of DNA website and it'll probably go up in about a week or so less than a week yeah check back in a few days on the website and go to the webinars section of the NEA website and again a lot of this has really just brought out from what should be very evident in the guidelines in the cells so we tried to make that as clear as possible and I know it's pretty extensive so you'll want to look at that closely as well as the frequently asked questions and other types of resources we posted to the web page there's something you were saying Mohsen sorry okay well any other questions going once twice type fast all right so you get back four minutes of this hourly web this webinar and I thank you all for participating we sincerely wish you well and good luck if you're thinking of applying and please spread the word to others we'd love to see your application thank you very much thank you

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