Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Division of Education Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

Up to $150,000

Open to


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

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Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities strengthens the teaching and study of the humanities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones.

Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills.

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

The recorded webinar below provides examples and explanation in support of the Notice of Funding Opportunity guidelines for the 2022 funding cycle.

Live Q&A Session: Click here to participate in a live Q&A session at 1 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Or call in (audio only)  
+1 202-600-8430, Meeting code 302-656-57# 

Optional Draft Review: Submit a draft of your narrative to @email by March 28, 2022 to receive feedback from program officers before the final deadline.

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Follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and 

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Program Statistics

This grant has been awarded for
In the last three competitions this program received an average of
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This grant has a
funding ratio
NEH made an average of
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Examples of Projects Funded by this Grant Program