Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Deadline Date: 06/26/2018

Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Scope: PLEASE NOTE: Updated guidelines will be posted on the NEH website at least two months in advanced of the deadline. The humanities can play a vital role at community colleges by expanding students’ intellectual horizons and by increasing their capacity to read, write, and think analytically. By effecting these changes, the humanities can help prepare students for careers and for lives as engaged citizens.

     Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges support community colleges’ commitment to educating students on a variety of educational and career paths. The program funds curricular and faculty development projects that help strengthen humanities programs and/or incorporate humanistic approaches in fields outside the humanities.

     Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes, drawn from subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature. Each project must also incorporate a broader institutional vision for the humanities at a community college.

NEH Humanities Initiatives may:

 Applicants are encouraged to draw on the knowledge of outside scholars who would contribute expertise and fresh insights to the project.