Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grants

Greater Good

Questions? Contact:

Stephanie Chill
Grants Coordinator
[email protected]

The humanities focus on exploring what it means to be human, allowing us to better understand and share our experiences, values, and dreams.  For many, access to the humanities began in college, where scholars and thought-leaders challenged us to think creatively and critically, to reason, and to ask questions. Here at Florida Humanities, we strive to support our colleagues-in-the-humanities at universities and colleges spark constructive dialogue by bolstering their engaging humanities programming and increasing accessibility to diverse audiences both within and beyond the campus community for the greater good.

Florida colleges and universities are encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 to support community programming (either in-person or virtual) that aim to broaden the public’s awareness of the humanities and what it means to be human.

All Projects Must:

  • Inspire constructive dialogue with the public.
  • Involve humanities scholars and other subject-area experts.
  • Be free and widely available to the public (even virtually).
  • Actively engage a diverse audience, within and beyond the campus community.
GrantEd Live Webinars

Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Informational Webinar

Join Florida Humanities for an informational webinar to go over this funding opportunity, and give you tips and tricks to help craft a successful application.

Date: August 26, 2022

Time: 10 AM EST

Funding Highlights and Key Dates:

Application Deadline: September 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST
Informational Webinar: August 26, 2022 10:00 am EST
Funding Amount: Up to $10,000
Cost Share: Minimum 1:1 of awarded funds
Contract Period: October 31, 2022 – May 31, 2023
Public Programs can begin: January 1, 2023


Higher Education departments (i.e. Department of History), Humanities Centers, Institutes, and Programs associated with Florida colleges and universities are eligible to apply. While an overarching institution may have multiple applications, only one application per Department or Program is accepted per round. For example, while there might be two open applications from a university, they must not be from the same department (i.e. Department of History).

Eligible programs may include, but are in no means limited to town halls, reading and discussion groups, exhibits (in-person and virtual) with public programing, community conversations, lecture and speaker series, or other engaging public humanities programming.

Eligible applicant organizations must note:

  • A Federal-ID number is required to apply.
  • Have a Unique Entity ID (SAM)to apply. Click Here for a Quick Start Guide to obtain a SAM.
  • Not have another Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia open. Organizations must close out their current grant award prior to submitting another proposal.

Federally Negotiated Cost Rate Agreement

Institutions that have a current federally Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) may use that established indirect cost rate in their proposal budget and may list this indirect cost as either a Florida Humanities-funded expense or as match. Please see the guidelines for further explanation. If you are claiming indirect costs because your sponsoring organization has a NICRA, a copy of the agreement must be submitted with the application.

Looking for Inspiration?

Explore our previously funded Humanities in Academia Grants to see what your colleagues-in-the-humanities are working on across the state, and gain a little inspiration.

Resources for Applicants & Awardees


Before beginning an application, applicants must review the entire guidelines and contact Florida Humanities Grants Coordinator, Stephanie Chill, at [email protected] to receive an ACCESS CODE for the application, after determining if the proposed project is eligible.

Download Guidelines


Join us on August 26, 2022 at 10 AM EST to answer all of your application questions. Click the “Register Now” button to confirm your attendance.

Register Now


Download a preview the grant application to better determine if your program is a fit for funding, and get a sense of what will be required to apply. This is intended for reference use only.

Preview Application


Once you have received an access code, click on the “Apply for Funding” button, log in with your username and password (or create a new account), and enter the code in the upper right corner of the Apply page to get started. If an account already exists for your institution, please reach out so we can help verify and reset the contact information as necessary.

Apply for Funding


All resources for grant recipients, such as Event Listing Forms, Contract Change Request Forms, and more, can be found on our Grantee Forms and Resources page.

Forms + Resources


Email is the quickest way to answer all of your “Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant” questions. For eligibility and questions about your awarded grant, contact Stephanie Chill.

For assistance with creating an online account in our grants portal or troubleshooting technical issues with the online application form, contact Lisa Lennox.

Grant Questions:
Stephanie Chill
[email protected]

Technical Questions:
Lisa Lennox
[email protected]

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