Humanities Connections Implementation Grants

Division of Education Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount


Open to


Expected output

Linked Courses;
Community Partnerships;
Faculty Development;
Teaching Resources

Period of performance

The grant period is between eighteen and thirty-six months and must start no later than September 2020.

Application due

Project start date

ALERT: CAGE is currently experiencing a high volume of registrations, and is processing them in the order in which they are received. NEH encourages applicants registering with to allow additional time for processing.

The Humanities Connections program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards will 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.

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)

Humanities Connections grants are funded at two levels: Planning and Implementation. Implementation Grants support the interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty from two or more separate departments or schools (a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities), with the implementation of a sustainable curricular program or initiative as the outcome. Implementation grant proposals must show unambiguous evidence of prior planning and present a defined rationale with clear intellectual and logistical objectives that are supported by institutional commitment. The award gives applicants the opportunity to build on faculty/administrative or institutional partnerships and to develop and refine the project’s intellectual content, design, and scope. For example, the applicant should be able to demonstrate potential commitments of any partners or collaborators; outline preferred approaches to curriculum building/consolidation; and explain outreach strategies that will be employed to attract students to the new educational opportunity.

Learn more about Humanities Connections Planning Grants.

Review your application package

To apply for this grant, you will be need to be registered for a D-U-N-S® number, with the System for Awards Management (SAM), and with If you have registered with these systems previously, confirm that your registrations are current and up to date. If you fail to allow ample time to complete registration with SAM or, you will not be eligible for a deadline extension or waiver of the online electronic submission requirement.

Begin by reading the Notice of Funding Opportunity below to ensure you understand the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.

Download Application Materials

    Humanities Connections Implementation Grants Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF) Application Package

    Budget Resources

    Budget Form (XLS)

    Humanities Connections Implementation Sample Budget (PDF)

    Program Resources

    Humanities Connections Frequently Asked Questions, 2019 (PDF)

    List of Humanities Connections funded projects

    DUNS Number Requirement

    Sample Application Narratives

    Situating Chemical Elements in the Human World to Innovate Undergraduate Education

    Teaching Business and Labor History to Art and Design Students

    Revising a Medical and Health Humanities Degree Program

    Living with the Urban Ocean

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