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 www.cic.edu/PublicHumanities. Contact Phil Katz, CIC director of projects, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.