Large Grants

The Council’s Large grants connect the public and quality scholarship through programs that respond to community interest, encourage dialogue and stimulate audiences to think critically about a broad range of humanities topics. They engage diverse audiences in the exploration of their personal and collective stories, asking fundamental questions about identity, work and culture. By providing a larger cultural, historical, and analytical framework, these projects foster more informed, understanding, and engaged citizens, thereby transforming their lives and communities. Additionally, these project foster long-term collaborations and partnerships at the local, state and/or national level.

This grant category provides funds for humanities projects of extended scope that involve both humanities scholars and wide, community-based public audiences. Projects include, but are not limited to, lecture/discussion series, performance/discussions, exhibit/discussions, educator workshops, Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War veterans programs, and film/video productions. This category requires submission of a draft proposal. Eligible expenses include: scholar stipends, travel expenses including meals and lodging, publicity, and certain other expenses connected with a project of extended scope. Maximum request: $25,000.

Large Grants Deadlines:

  • Mandatory Draft Proposals: June 5, 2017
  • Final Proposals: July 10, 2017

Large grants will be reviewed at the August 24, 2017 Board of Trustees’ meeting. Awards will be announce in September 2017.

Please check back by mid-April for guidelines and how to apply or click here to join our mailing list to receive more information.