Humanities Connections

National Endowment for the Humanities

Relevent Country: United States of America

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Education Programs is accepting applications for the Humanities Connections program.

The purpose of this program is to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Awards support innovative curricular approaches that foster partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields) in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Humanities Connections projects must include:

  • substantive and purposeful integration of the subject matter, perspectives, and pedagogical approaches of two or more disciplines (with a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities)
  • collaboration between faculty from two or more departments or schools at one or more institutions
  • experiential learning as an intrinsic part of the proposed curriculum
  • long-term institutional support for the proposed curriculum innovation(s)in the content,

Funding Categories

The Humanities Connections program includes two funding levels: Planning and Implementation.

  • Planning awards (up to $35,000 and for 12 months) support the interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty from two or more departments or schools (a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities), with the goal of designing a new, coherent curricular program or initiative.
  • Implementation awards (up to $150,000 and from 18 to 36 months) support the interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty from two or more departments or schools (a minimum of one in and one outside of the humanities), with a sustainable curricular program or initiative as the outcome.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants include U.S. two- or four-year public or private 501(c)(3) accredited institutions of higher education, including community colleges, four-year public and private colleges and universities, liberal arts colleges, research universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions.
  • If you are an eligible applicant, you may apply on behalf of a consortium of collaborating organizations. If selected for funding, you will be programmatically, legally, and fiscally responsible for the award.
  • To be eligible, you must not function solely as a fiscal agent for another entity and must make substantive contributions to the success of the project.
  • Individuals and other organizations, including foreign and for-profit entities, are ineligible.

Source: https://www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-connections