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Humanities Centers Initiative Public Humanities Grant and SOF/Heyman Public Humanities Fellowship

Public Humanities, Humanities in Practice

April 1, 2021

Humanities New York (HNY) and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities (SOF/Heyman) invite proposals from advanced graduate students throughout the University in support of public humanities programming.

All proposed projects must be public-facing in some way: intended for public audiences, engaging members of the public as collaborators, or partnering with community groups. Projects of any format or type will be considered; however, projects that are already underway or in development and that engage with issues of social justice and equity are particularly welcome. Projects may be collaborations between two or more students; however, the application should designate one as the project director.

Humanities NY expects to award $4,000 grants in 2021-2022 to one or two current Columbia University graduate students to develop their proposed projects (these grants will be paid in two installments: one of $3500, and a second of $500). The grant period will begin on 1 July 2021. In addition--also to develop their proposed projects and under the auspices of its Humanities-in-Practice initiative, the SOF/Heyman will provide research allowances of $4,000 to four to five graduate students named as SOF/Heyman Public Humanities Fellows. Applications to the HNY Public Humanities Grant will automatically be considered for research-allowance support for SOF/Heyman Public Humanities Fellowships.

Grantees/Fellows will have up to one year to expend awarded funds, which may be spent on travel, consultant fees, wages for labor, participant honoraria, marketing, venue space, project materials, and media costs, among other things. If you have a question about what costs the grant or research allowance will cover, please contact Humanities New York Senior Program Office Adam Capitanio (212-233-1131; [email protected]) or Humanities in Practice Coordinator María González Pendás ([email protected]).