Every year, CHAT advertises and helps faculty apply for grants to support innovative research in the Humanities. CHAT is a member of several state, regional, and national institutions which offer funding opportunities. 

NEHC Seed Grants, Due October 1

The New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC) is offering competitive seed grants for research initiatives in the humanities that seek to capitalize on the collaborative network and potential of the consortium. Applications seeking to sustain, and build on, previously funded NEHC initiatives that demonstrated success are also welcome. Awards of up to $5000 will be made. (For projects whose total budgets exceed $5000 applicants must list additional committed funding sources and amounts.)

More details are available here. 

Collective Futures Prizes, due June 16

Starting in 2021, the Collective Futures Fund began awarding a yearly total of $80,000 in grant funding to collaborative and public-facing projects by visual artists, curators, and collectives across Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Middlesex, and Plymouth counties. Next application cycle opens April 19, 2024 in the following three categories: Sustaining Practice, New Projects Grants, and Ongoing Platforms Grants. 

Deadline: Applications are due June 16, by end of day. 

Prizes: Prize awards range from $2,000 to $7500. 

ACLS Fellowship Program, expanded opportunities for September 2024

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) today announced an expansion of the eligibility requirements for the ACLS Fellowship Program. ALCS will continue to devote significant resources—at least half of all fellowships offered in the coming 2024-25 competition—to early-career scholars. This complements efforts across ACLS initiatives, including the ACLS Leading Edge Fellowship, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies, and the Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies, which offer fellowships for recent PhDs. ACLS will also continue its commitment to supporting scholars working in every sector of the academy and beyond, and to advancing inclusive excellence in its review and award processes.

Eligibility: Starting this coming academic year, in the 2024-25 competition, the program will accept applications from eligible scholars across all career stages, from recent PhDs through senior scholars, working in every sector of the academy and beyond.

Amount: grants of up to $5,000

Due: September 2024 deadline to be announced. You can sign up to receive updates from ALCS. 

Request for Proposals: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation- Humanities Program, rolling deadline

Deadline: Rolling throughout year. Allow 3-4 months for decision.

Budget: Generally, single-year projects. Do not fund capital campaigns or building projects. Do not fund overhead or indirect costs. Past awards in the $5K-$25k range.

Purpose: This grant supports projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; history, criticism, and theory of the arts; humanistic social sciences. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship. Primarily but not exclusively directed toward European and American history and letters, broadly defined.

RFP: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation-Humanities Program and Application Instructions

Webinars/Resources: past grantees: https://www.delmas.org/grantees-humanities

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