THE DEADLINE FOR THIS CYCLE HAS PASSED.
Updated guidelines will be posted in advance of the next deadline. In the meantime, please use these guidelines to get a sense of what is involved in assembling an application.
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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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Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity to ensure you understand the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this notice and are prepared to write the most effective application.
Sample Application Narratives
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