College of Arts & Science


Request Funding for Your Public Event

The Humanities Grants Program supports dozens of lectures, readings, symposia, and conferences each year. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis three times throughout the year. Funding for the 2018-2019 academic year can be applied for by the following three dates: September 14, 2018, January 18, 2019 and April 19, 2019.

Become an Altman Faculty Fellow

Work with a faculty partner across disciplines to create a program of sustained inquiry into critical issues in the humanities. Altman Fellows assemble a team of Altman Faculty Scholars and student fellows to produce a lecture series, symposium, and faculty seminar. Faculty Fellows are awarded half-time teaching loads and $2,500 professional expense funds. Proposals are due November 16, 2018.

Become an Altman Faculty Scholar

Altman Scholars join the Altman Program for the coming year after fellows are selected and the upcoming year's theme is established. Information on the selected program and fellows will be posted on the application page as soon as they become available in December; applications are due January 28, 2019. Those who are selected will participate in the Altman Faculty Seminar and receive $2,500 in professional expense funds. 

Receive the Help of a Research Apprentice

The Research Apprenticeship Program supports humanities faculty research by pairing faculty with outstanding students to complete a research task. Faculty are awarded $1,000 in professional development funds plus 40 hours of paid labor from the student apprentice of their choice. Review of faculty applications will begin on September 25, 2017, and all awards have been made for 2017. The Steering Committee will begin reviewing proposals again beginning September 20, 2018; early submission is highly recommended.

Develop Your Scholarly Book Proposal

The 2018-19 book proposal workshop will take place January 2019. Participants receive $250 in research support and a one-on-one meeting with an editor such as our 2017 guest, Courtney Berger of Duke University Press. Applications are due November 30, 2018.

Collaborate and Receive up to $10,000

This open-ended opportunity prizes teamwork and innovative methods of collaboration. Proposals are due January 26, 2018.

Join or Form a Research Cluster

Members of existing research clusters meet to share research and ideas across disciplines. Humanities Center funding is available to support a variety of activities by participants.

Develop Your Digital Project

Each year, the Humanities Center and Miami University Libraries support a Digital Humanities Fellow. The fellow receives $2,000 in funding and substantial support from the libraries' Center for Digital Scholarship. Applications for 2018-2019 are due April 27, 2018.

External Opportunities for Humanities Scholars