College of Arts & Science


Humanities Grants 

The Humanities Center provides support for dozens of lectures, readings, symposia, and conferences each year. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis three times throughout the year. In 2019-2020, applications are due on September 13, 2019, January 17, 2020 and April 17, 2020.

The John W. Altman Program in the Humanities

The Altman Program is a multifaceted, yearlong exploration of a critical issue in the humanities. Each year, the program includes a large lecture series, a symposium, a faculty seminar, special classes, and intense research collaborations. Pairs of prospective Altman Faculty Fellows are invited to propose topics of broad interest to Miami's humanities communitiy. Once selected, Altman Fellows work with the Humanities Center Steering Committee to build a robust public program and assembled a diverse team of Altman Faculty Scholars and student fellows. Altman Fellows are awarded half-time teaching loads and $2,500 professional expense funds. Altman Scholars receive $2,500 in professional expense funds. Altman Fellowship applications are due November 8, 2019. Altman Scholar applications are due January 10, 2020.

Humanities Labs

The Miami University Humanities Center invites applications for a new program that integrates faculty research and teaching in innovative ways. Humanities Labs aim to bring together faculty from the humanities and related disciplines in student-engaged research projects organized around a central theme. Embracing the true sense of laboratory experimentation familiar to the sciences, Humanities Labs will promote skill-building, hands-on experimentation and outcomes communicable to the Miami community and beyond. Applications are due December 1, 2019.


As humanists we’re all well aware that the skills students learn in our classrooms are essential in the workplace. But students and the general public don’t always make that connection. Over the past four years at Miami, the College of Arts and Science, the Center for Career Exploration and Success, and the Humanities Center have organized two HumanitiesWorks programs, involving 20 faculty and staff, in efforts to address this problem. Proposals for HumanitiesWorks 3.0 are due on January 13, 2020.

Junior Faculty Seminar

The Junior Faculty Seminar fosters community and cross-disciplinary connections among newer assistant professors in the humanities and allied disciplines.

Research Apprenticeship Program

The Research Apprenticeship Program supports humanities faculty research by pairing faculty with outstanding students to complete a research task. Faculty receive professional development funds plus 40 hours of paid labor from the student apprentice of their choice.

Scholarly Publishing Program

The Humanities Center supports faculty authors through a variety of program. In 2020, the center will offer a "Writing for the Public" workshop. Applications are due December 1, 2019.

The Research Collaborative

Faculty are invited to propose innovative ways of working together across institutional boundaries. One team will receive $10,000 to support their project. Proposals are due January 17, 2020.

Interdisciplinary Research Clusters

A variety of research groups meet throughout the year to share work-in-progress and discuss emerging scholarship. Faculty are invited to propose new groups or to join existing ones. Humanities Center funding is available to support a variety of activities by participants.

Digital Research Fellowships

Each year, the Humanities Center and the Miami University Libraries offer one or more Digital Research Fellowships. Each fellow receives $2,000 in funding and substantial support from the libraries' Center for Digital Scholarship. Applications for 2019-2020 are due April 24, 2020.

External Opportunities for Humanities Scholars