Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grants
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.
- Demonstrate the relevance of the humanities topic for a Florida audience.
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Funding Highlights and Key Dates:
Application Deadline: Stay tuned for 2024 application deadlines!
Application Tips Webinars: WATCH WEBINAR
Funding Amount: Up to $10,000
Cost Share: Minimum 1:1 of awarded funds
Contract Period: July 5, 2023 – July 5, 2024
Notification Date: July 5, 2023
Public Programs can begin: August 16, 2023
Higher Education departments (i.e. Department of History), Humanities Centers, Institutes, and Programs associated with Florida colleges and universities are eligible to apply. Only one application per Department or Program is accepted to apply per round, and only three applications per institution are accepted to apply per cycle. For example, while there may be three applications submitted from a university, they must not be from the same department (i.e. Department of History).
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.