Application Procedures and Eligibility

Proposals for any of the three kinds of funding must be authored by tenure-track faculty members appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher in a humanities or humanistic social sciences department in the School of Arts and Sciences (although Projects, Working Groups, or Research Workshops may include faculty in other units). Proposals should clearly state the aims of the project, the means of achieving those aims, and why the proposed format is best suited to achieve them. As they develop their proposals, applicants to the Humanities Project are strongly encouraged to consider these aims before they settle on the format the project might take. It is understood that successful humanities projects will enrich the intellectual life of the community, and they will ideally provide lasting benefits. Proposals that are not centrally focused on the humanities cannot be considered.

Humanities Project Application Procedures
Humanities Project applications should include the following information:

  1. Title of the project.
  2. Name(s) and email(s) of participating faculty, with lead faculty member’s name listed first.
  3. Brief overview or abstract of the project (suitable for web page or other publicity).
  4. Detailed academic rationale, including potential connections with other projects or research endeavors within or external to the School of Arts and Sciences.
  5. An explanation of the project’s structure and goals, including names, affiliations, and brief biographies of potential invited guests.
  6. A detailed budget. Click here for a budget template.
  7. Potential outside sources of funding .

Please email your application to Matt BaileyShea.

We welcome draft applications and budgets on which the committee will provide feedback and advice, but the committee makes no guarantee that such advice indicates eventual approval. We invite colleagues to alert us to upcoming proposals for future years, especially if these are large projects that might require significant funds, and/or provide significant opportunities for collaboration, and/or are multi-year in concept.

It will be the responsibility of the principal investigator(s) of all funded projects to provide a detailed report on the project upon its completion.