Apply now for a Humanities for the Public Good Grant!

The Council of Independent Colleges has recently released its Humanities Research for the Public Good Grant Request for Proposals.  This program provides funding to support undergraduate research projects that incorporate a public presentation of research findings.

Proposed projects should make use of a significant archival, library, or museum collection held by a college or university, and the applicant must parter with a community-based organization to share the results of the project with the public.

The program is designed to:

  • Connect independent colleges and universities with cultural and civic organizations in their local areas for the benefit of both students and the public;
  • Make better use of existing campus collections for teaching, undergraduate research, and public engagement;
  • Enhance the research, collaboration, and communication skills of students in humanities disciplines;
  • Encourage humanities faculty members and the staff members of campus libraries, archives, and museums to apply their expertise to issues of public policy and community concern; and
  • Increase public interest in and appreciation of humanities research.

Awards will be made between $10,000 and $20,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Applicants are encouraged to review the full Request for Proposals for additional details.

Proposals are due 14 December 2018.  If interested in an application, please contact Ron Fleischmann, Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (

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