How to Join the Road Scholars Cohort

Call for Speakers to Join the Road Scholars Program Cohort

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites scholars to submit applications and program proposals to join the cohort of the Council’s Road Scholar speaker’s bureau program. Since 1990 the Council has supported thousands of public humanities programs free of charge across our state.Our catalog of Road Scholars includes over 70 speakers whose lectures employ humanities disciplines to foster critical thinking and lifelong learning.

This year the Council is accepting new scholar applications and new program proposals relating to our 2018 special initiative, Journalism and Media Literacy: Fostering Informed Citizens. All presentation proposals should address the following humanistic question: “What does it mean to be an informed citizen in a democracy?”

The Council is particularly interested in program proposals that highlight the role of media and journalism in illuminating historical, social and ethical issues critical to a flourishing, democratic society.

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Media Literacy
  • Civics/Civic Education
  • American Journalism – Its future, its role in democracy and community life at the local, state and national level
  • Political Science
  • History of democracy

Program formats could include, but are not limited to:

  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Workshop
  • Living History

How to Apply:

  1. Review the Road Scholars program summary, catalog and FAQ pages and the on the North Carolina Humanities Council website.
  2.  Watch this video Tutorial on how to apply using our online application system or download these instructions
  3. Complete and submit the "2018 Road Scholars Program (New Scholars/New Programs)" online application by February 2nd 2018 at 5:00 PM

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Submission of an application does not guarantee approval.

Decisions will be announced by March 23rd 2018 via our online application management system.