Public Humanities Grant Opportunity for CIC Member Colleges and Universities

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September 11, 2018 to December 14, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Local History, Oral History, Public History, Research and Methodology

If your institution is a member of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), you may be interested in the following grant opportunity: Humanities Research for the Public Good.  The program is designed to help bridge the gap between campus-based research and learning and the concerns and experiences of local communities.

CIC will award grants of up to $10,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year to support undergraduate research projects that include a public presentation of research findings.The research projects must make use of archival, special library, or museum collections held by the college or university. The campus project team must include a collections specialist (curator, archivist, museum educator, etc.).  The institution must collaborate with a community-based organization to share this research with the public. And the projects should address a topic of significant local interest or concern.

Detailed information about the goals of the program, grant application procedures, and the expectations for participating institutions can be found at Contact Phil Katz, CIC director of projects, at for further information.  The program is made possible through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Only CIC member institutions are eligible to participate.

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