Humanities Connections

Division of Education Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

up to $50,000 for Planning; up to $150,000 for Implementation

Funding Opportunity for


Expected output

Faculty Development;
Teaching Resources

Period of performance

12 months for Planning; 18-36 months for Implementation

Application available (anticipated)

Next deadline (anticipated)

Expected notification date

Project start date

New For 2023-2024 Cycle:  

  • Humanities Connections projects no longer require an experiential learning component as part of the proposed curricular initiative.  
  • Implementation projects no longer require a white paper to be submitted at the end of the grant period.  
  • Planning projects are now eligible for up to $50,000.  
  • The program email address has changed from @email to @email. 

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions by encouraging partnerships between humanities faculty and their counterparts in other areas of study. Awards support the planning or implementation of curricular projects connecting the humanities to the physical and natural sciences; pre-service or professional programs, including law and business; computer science, data science, and other technology-driven fields; or other non-humanities departments or schools. Projects must incorporate the approaches and learning activities of both the humanities and the non-humanities disciplines involved.    

Competitive Humanities Connections proposals will demonstrate:    

  • how the proposed project expands the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at the applicant institution(s)  

  • substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, approaches, and learning activities of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)  

  • collaboration between faculty from two or more departments or schools (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)  

  • a curricular structure that your institution could sustain over the long term, including interdisciplinary minors or certificates; curricular pathways such as concentrations within majors or general education programs; and other models appropriate to the institution 

The Humanities Connections program includes two funding levels: Planning and Implementation. 

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Program Statistics

In the 2022 competition, NEH received
104 applications
NEH made
19 Awards
This grant has a
18% Funding Ratio