Public Humanities Grant Opportunity for CIC Member Colleges and Universities

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Type: 
Grant
Date: 
September 11, 2018 to December 14, 2018
Location: 
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 www.cic.edu/PublicHumanities. Contact Phil Katz, CIC director of projects, at pkatz@cic.nche.edu 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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