Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grants

Greater Good Humanities in Academia Grants

Questions? Contact:

Grants Department
[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.
  • Demonstrate the relevance of the humanities topic for a Florida audience.
Watch On Demand

Watch Informational Webinar

Join our Grants Coordinator Stephanie Chill for an informational webinar about this funding opportunity for colleges and universities, while also learning some tips and tricks you need to craft a successful application.

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 programs may include, but are by no means limited to, town halls, reading and discussion groups, exhibits (in-person and virtual) with public programming, 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 Department at [email protected] to receive an ACCESS CODE for the application, after determining if the proposed project is eligible.

Download Guidelines


Join Florida Humanities staff for a live webinar – or tune into a recorded webinar – to review main highlights of the grant guidelines, examples of fundable programming, tenets of successful applications and answers to frequently asked questions.

Watch Webinar


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 the Florida Humanities Grants Department.

Grant Questions:
[email protected]

Experience the Humanities

Stay Connected to Us

Sign-up to receive notices of free public programs, announcements about our special events, funding alerts from our Grants program, and to receive our award-winning FORUM magazine.


Take a Walking Tour

Florida Stories Walking Tours

Download Now

Explore an Exhibit

Museum on Main Street Exhibit

Explore Exhibits

Attend an Event

Local Color event, Tallahassee, 2018

View Events
has been added to the cart. View Cart
/* */