National Endowment for the Humanities: Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesDeadline: June 22, 2017
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are intended to strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities, in subjects such as history, philosophy, literature, religion, and the interpretation of the arts. These grants may be used to enhance existing humanities programs, resources, or courses, or to develop new ones. Applicants are encouraged to draw on the knowledge of outside scholars who would contribute expertise and fresh insights to the project. Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes.
NEH Humanities Initiatives may:
- Support new humanities programs (which may include but are not limited to new humanities minors, first-year seminars, and capstone courses), and enhance existing ones
- Support curricular development that integrates humanities approaches with professional training (in such fields as business, law, science, technology, and nursing and medicine)
- Integrate substantial humanities content or texts in required or developmental courses that focus on close reading, analytical writing, and/or effective speaking
- Develop or substantially enhance bridge programs for first-year, first-generation, at-risk, and/or nontraditional students
- Create opportunities for faculty members to study together, in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities
- Help institutions create or enhance humanities resources for teaching, such as oral histories and historical or literary collections (projects incorporating podcasts, mapping tools, and other digital components are especially encouraged)
- Support collaborative projects in the humanities between the applicant institution and another institution, such as a college or university, a school or school system, a museum or library, or a historical or cultural society
Amount: Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded.
Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt historically black college or university, as defined by Executive Order 13532, is eligible to apply for a Humanities Initiatives grant. Eligible institutions are those included in the Department of Education’s list of HBCUs (https://sites.ed.gov/whhbcu/one-hundred-and-five-historically-black-colleges-and-universities/)