Humanities Connections

Division of Education Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

up to $35,000 for Planning; up to $100,000 for Implementation

Open to


Expected output

Linked Courses;
Community Partnerships;
Faculty Development;
Teaching Resources

Period of performance

12 months for Planning; 18-36 months for Implementation

Application available

Application due

Expected notification date

Project start date

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions.  Awards support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Competitive applications will demonstrate:

  • that the proposed curricular projects expand the role of the humanities in addressing significant and compelling topics or issues in undergraduate education at the applicant institution(s)
  • that these projects develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind cultivated by the humanities
  • that faculty and students will benefit from meaningful collaborations in teaching and learning across disciplines as a result of the project

Humanities Connections projects have four core features:

  1. substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)
  2. collaboration between faculty from two or more separate departments or schools at one or more institutions
  3. experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the curricular plan
  4. long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)

The Humanities Connections program includes two categories: Planning and Implementation.

A pre-application webinar will be hosted on August 24, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Step 3 Complete your application package

Be sure to follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and in the instructions. 

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