Community Research Grants

Community Research Grants provide up to $2,000 to support the incubation or development of a public humanities project

An outgrowth of our former Planning Grant category, allowable expenses for this category include; honoraria or travel/meals/lodging for humanists consulting on the project, to support planning meetings, or for research activities of a limited scope which are directly connected to a forthcoming public humanities project.

2020 Community Research Grant Cycle Deadline

One Community Research Grant cycle is offered with the following deadline. To be eligible for funding consideration, applicants can only submit proposals for projects which begin no sooner than eight weeks from the submission deadline.

  • March 12, 2020 11:59 PM

Submission Instructions 

  1. Please review the Council's 2020 Grant 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.
    • A. If you are new to the online system, please create an account prior to applying. Once you have created your account and are logged in to your Applicant Dashboard, click "Apply" in the upper left-hand corner to view an alphabetical list of all open Council opportunities. Please bookmark the login page for ease of access.
    • B. If you have previously created an account, please click here to login. Once on your Applicant Dashboard click "Apply" in the upper left-hand corner to view an alphabetical list of all open Council opportunities. Please bookmark the login page for ease of access.
  4. We recommend  scheduling a phone consultation with Council staff as you prepare your proposal. Click here to schedule.
  5. Submit your grant proposal for a review cycle by the posted deadline. Please note, activities for which you are requesting funding should begin at least eight weeks from the submission deadline.

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

Please note: while we are always available for questions, a full staff review of an applicant's draft proposal is only available upon request until 3 weeks prior to a submission deadline.

Decisions are typically announced a month after submission via electronic notification through your Applicant Dashboard in our online application management system.