Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grants

Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grants

Questions? Contact:

Lindsey Morrison
Grants Director
[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 hope 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 Humanities is seeking proposals from Florida colleges and universities to apply for up to $5,000 to support community programming (either in-person or virtual) that seeks to broaden the public’s awareness of the humanities and what it means to be human.

Funding Highlights and Key Dates

Award Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: September 29, 2021
Informational Webinar: Watch now, On-Demand!
Funding Notification: October 15, 2021
Contract Period: October 15, 2021 – May 15, 2022
Cost Share: One-to-one match required

All projects must be completed by May 15, 2022. Awarded grantees will receive funds in two installments:

  • 90% at the start of the project
  • 10% on a reimbursement basis contingent upon receipt and approval of Final Report.

Funding Eligibility

Humanities-related departments (i.e. Department of History), Humanities Centers, Institutes, and Programs associated with Florida colleges and universities are eligible to apply.

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

All Projects Must:

  • Inspire constructive dialogue with the public.
  • Involve humanities scholar(s) and other subject-area experts.
  • Be free and widely available to the public (even virtually)
  • Attract a diverse audience, beyond the campus community.

Looking for Inspiration?

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

Watch The On-Demand Webinar

Tune-in to our recorded informational webinar to answer all of your application questions and learn behind-the-scenes application tips and tricks!

Resources for Applicants

Read the Guidelines/Acquire Access Code

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

Download Guidelines

Preview Application

Download a preview of the Florida Humanities “Greater Good: Humanities in Academia” grant application. This is intended for reference use only.

Preview Application

Apply for Funding

Once you have received an application 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.

Apply for Funding

Seek Help

Email is the quickest way to answer all of your “Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant” application questions. For eligibility and general application guidance, contact Lindsey Morrison.

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:
Lindsey Morrison
[email protected]

Technical Questions:
Lisa Lennox
[email protected]

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