Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Division of Education Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

Up to $150,000

Funding Opportunity for


Expected output

Community Partnerships;
Faculty Development;
Teaching Resources

Period of performance

One to three years

Application available (anticipated)

Next deadline (anticipated)

Expected notification date

Project start date

Hispanic-Serving Institutions are rapidly expanding part of the American education system, and they serve students with rich and varied backgrounds and identities. Humanities Initiatives grants can help strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at Hispanic-Serving Institutions by supporting the development of new or enhancement of existing programs, educational resources, or courses that explore, interpret, and preserve the diversity of human cultures, ideas, and practices, past and present.

Past recipients have developed instructional modules to integrate local history and culture into the humanities curriculum; laid the groundwork for a minor in interdisciplinary Latino and Latin American Studies; and explored border culture through curriculum development, writing skills, and a public dialogue program. 

By supporting projects like these, Humanities Initiatives at HSIs grants can help institutions better serve current students and position themselves to build on success for the future.

NEH welcomes applications for projects that are modest in scope, duration, and budget, as well as applications for expansive, long-term projects.

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Program Statistics

This grant has been awarded for
14 Years
In the last three competitions this program received an average of
46 applications
per year
This grant has a
18% funding ratio
NEH made an average of
8 Awards
per year