Humanities Connections

Division of Education Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

up to $35,000 for Planning; up to $150,000 for Implementation

Open to

Organizations

Expected output

Community Partnerships;
Curriculum;
Faculty Development;
Linked Courses;
Teaching Resources

Period of performance

12 months for Planning; 18-36 months for Implementation

Application available

Optional Draft due

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 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 must include:

  • 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)
  • collaboration between faculty from two or more departments or schools at one or more institutions
  • experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the proposed curriculum
  • long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)

Competitive applications will demonstrate:

  • that the proposed curricular project expands 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 study of the humanities
  • that faculty and students will benefit from meaningful collaborations in teaching and learning across disciplines as a result of the project

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

The recorded webinar below provides examples and explanation in support of the Notice of Funding Opportunity guidelines for the 2021 funding cycle.

Step 3 Complete your application package

Follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and in the Grants.gov instructions. 

Step 4 Submit your application package on Grants.gov

You will receive a confirmation from Grants.gov when you’ve successfully submitted your application. Subsequently, you will receive up to five more notices confirming different stages in the application process. Verify that you have received all confirmations. Note that email filters may send these messages to your spam or junk folder. 

Program Statistics

In the 2020 competition, NEH received
131
applications
NEH made
26
Awards
This grant has a
20%
Funding Ratio