The Idaho Humanities Council invites proposals for Mini and Major grants, Teacher Incentive Grants, and Research Fellowships from organizations and individuals for consideration at the Council’s fall grant round. The deadline for grant proposals is September 15, 2018. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact IHC staff in advance of the deadline to discuss their project ideas before drafting a proposal. Proposal drafts are due by August 15.
Teacher Incentive Grants are limited to $1,000, and are awarded to K-12 teachers to enhance the way they teach the humanities in the classroom.
Research Fellowships are special awards to scholars to support research in any field of the humanities. They are for up to $3,500, awarded only once a year, and may be used to support expenses related to research, including travel to special archives, lodging, and related expenses. They are competitive and IHC awards up to four Research Fellowships each fall.
Mini grants (under $2,000) and Major Grants over the years have supported museum and library exhibits, oral history projects, heritage tourism projects, literary events, special lectures, the preservation of historical photo archives, Chautauqua programs, community-wide reading programs, humanities-focused conferences, and a variety of projects and programs that inspire community dialogue in the humanities.
Grant guidelines to the online grant application are available on the IHC website: www.idahohumanities.org under “Grants.” The website also includes a listing of recent grant awards and other general information.
The Idaho Humanities Council is a non-profit organization serving as the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to promoting public understanding and lifelong learning through literature, history, philosophy, law, anthropology, and other humanities disciplines in Idaho. The IHC has two deadlines for grants each year, January 15, for projects beginning after March 1, and September 15 for projects beginning after November 1.
For more information, call the IHC at (208) 345-5346 (Outside Boise area call toll-free at 888/345-5346), or visit IHC’s website at www.idahohumanities.org.