Planning Grants

Planning grants provide up to $750 to secure the assistance of humanities scholars or consultants to plan a project.

  • Allowable expenses include: consultants' stipends and reimbursements for travel, meals, and lodging.

2018 Planning Grant Cycle Deadlines

Three Planning grants cycles are offered this year with the following deadlines. Projects should not begin less than eight weeks from the submission deadline.

  • Jan 29, 2018 midnight
  • April 13, 2018 midnight
  • Sept 7, 2018 midnight

How To Apply

  1. Please review the Grant Proposal Guidelines before applying. 
  2. Review the application instructions and FAQs then watch this video tutorial on the application process.
  3. Get started on your application in our online application system.

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

Did you know the Council provides staff consultation sessions for grant proposals? We recommend setting up a consultation with NCHC staff as you prepare your proposal. If you would like to discuss your project idea, the application process, or a draft proposal with one of our staff members please call 704.687.1520 to set up a time for consultation.

Please note: staff feedback/commentary on an applicant's specific proposal draft is available upon request until 2 weeks prior to a submission deadline.

Decisions are typically announced a month after submission via our online application management system.