The American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grantmaking

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The American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grantmaking program is an emergency relief program intended to fund grantmaking programs that assist organizations and individuals working in the humanities who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and require support to restore and sustain their core activities. The National Endowment for the Humanities has funded 13 grantmaking programs: six grantmaking programs for individuals and seven grantmaking programs for organizations. Collectively, these awards will support 170 individuals and as many as 585 organizations.

Contact:
William D. Fenton, 
Program Officer, ARP Humanities Grantmaking
202-606-8252
@email

Humanities Grantmaking for Individuals: Fellowship Opportunities

Association for Asian Studies

https://www.asianstudies.org

A grant program to deliver relief from the coronavirus pandemic to Asian studies professionals to conduct humanities research, teaching development, and multimedia projects.

The Association for Asian Studies is a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of global Asian Studies through international exchange, publications, research support, and career development. Founded in 1941, the Association is the largest Asian Studies organization of its kind with approximately 6,500 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all related academic disciplines. 

Host Institution: Association for Asian Studies
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Type: Fellowship

Firelight Media

https://www.firelightmedia.tv

A grant program to deliver relief from the coronavirus pandemic to mid-career Black, Indigenous, and people of color filmmakers whose work on historical or humanities-focused documentary film projects was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Firelight Media and its sister production company were founded in 2000 by the prominent documentarian Stanley Nelson and the philanthropy executive Marcia Smith. The organization has created many acclaimed documentary films, particularly about African American history. 

Host Institution: Firelight Media
Location: New York, NY
Type: Fellowship

Independent Television Service

https://itvs.org

A grant program to deliver relief from the coronavirus pandemic to un/underemployed independent documentary filmmakers in the humanities.

Mandated by Congress to bring underrepresented voices to the American public, the Independent Television Service has funded, produced, and distributed independent documentaries for 30 years. 

Host Institution: Independent Television Service
Location: San Francisco, CA
Type: Fellowship

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

https://oieahc.wm.edu

A grant program to deliver relief from the coronavirus pandemic to underemployed scholars to conduct research in humanities fields related to early American history and culture.

Founded in 1943 as an independent research institute, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture promotes scholarship focused on the history and cultures of North America from circa 1450 to 1820 and related developments in Africa, the British Isles, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America. 

Host Institution: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Type: Fellowship

Oral History Association

https://www.oralhistory.org

A grant program to deliver relief from the coronavirus pandemic to oral history practitioners.

The Oral History Association is the leading professional organization for the practice of oral history with an international membership that includes educators, students, community historians, archivists, librarians, and filmmakers. 

Host Institution: Oral History Association
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Type: Fellowship

Sundance Institute

https://www.sundance.org

A grant program to deliver relief from the coronavirus pandemic to underemployed filmmakers working on humanities-focused projects.

The Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to independent film, media, and theater artists.

Host Institution: Sundance Institute
Location: Park City, UT
Type: Fellowship

 

Humanities Grantmaking for Organizations: Funding Opportunities for Institutions

American Council of Learned Societies

https://www.acls.org

A grant program to deliver relief to organizations recovering from the coronavirus pandemic by supporting humanities initiatives that address racial equity, climate change, international relations, pandemic recovery, and strengthening democracy.

The American Council of Learned Societies is a federation of 78 societies that supports the humanities through grantmaking efforts and national and international networks.

Host Institution: American Council of Learned Societies
Location: New York, NY
Type: Grant

American Historical Association

https://www.historians.org

A grant program to deliver relief from the coronavirus pandemic to small history-related humanities organizations.

Founded and chartered by Congress in 1884, the American Historical Association is the largest professional organization of historians in the world with some 11,500 members. In that role, the Association promotes ethical and scholarly standards for the discipline and generates initiatives in teaching and learning at all levels and in all historical fields. 

Host Institution: American Historical Association
Location: Washington, DC
Type: Grant

American Library Association

https://www.ala.org

A grantmaking program to deliver relief to libraries recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

The American Library Association is a nonprofit educational membership organization comprised of more than 55,000 librarians, library workers, libraries, library school students, educators, trustees, and institutions. 

Host Institution: American Library Association
Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Grant

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums

https://www.atalm.org

A grant program to deliver relief to humanities organizations recovering from the coronavirus pandemic by supporting tribal governments, tribal cultural facilities, as well as cultural and educational institutions partnering with tribes.

The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums is a Native-led non-profit incorporated in 2010 whose mission is to support the activities of Indigenous cultural institutions and programs by providing training, funding, and advocacy. 

Host Institution: Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Type: Grant

National Trust For Historic Preservation in the United States

https://savingplaces.org

A grant program to deliver relief to humanities organizations recovering from the coronavirus pandemic by supporting place-based preservation activities that focus on the histories of underrepresented groups.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately-funded nonprofit chartered by Congress in 1949 to protect the nation's historic places. 

Host Institution: National Trust For Historic Preservation in the United States
Location: Washington, DC
Type: Grant

National Writing Project

https://www.nwp.org

A grant program to deliver relief to local, regional, and cross-regional cultural organizations recovering from the coronavirus pandemic by developing educational programming that deepens engagement with underrepresented communities.

The National Writing Project is a nonprofit organization comprised of a network of university-based sites with the explicit mission of regranting federal appropriations for the development and expansion of writing centers at universities' sites. Following 20 years of support from the Department of Education, those sites number 170, with roughly half located in humanities/liberal arts departments and half in education or outreach departments.

Host Institution: National Writing Project
Location: Berkeley, CA
Type: Grant

Social Science Research Council

https://www.ssrc.org

A grant program to deliver relief to universities and other academic non-profit organizations recovering from the coronavirus pandemic to build humanities infrastructure responsive to the needs of underserved communities and institutions.

Founded in 1923, the Social Science Research Council is an independent non-profit with international reach that supports research across humanities and social science disciplines. 

Host Institution: Social Science Research Council
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Type: Grant