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opportunities for faculty

Humanities Grants 

The Humanities Center provides support for dozens of lectures, readings, symposia, and conferences each year. Grants are normally awarded on a rolling basis three times throughout the year. Applications are due August 27, 2021, January 16, 2022, and April 1, 2022.

The John W. Altman Program in the Humanities

The Altman Program is a multifaceted, year-long 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 typically invited to propose topics of broad interest to Miami's humanities community. Once selected, Altman Fellows work with the Humanities Center Steering Committee to build a robust public program and assemble a diverse team of Altman Faculty Scholars and student fellows. Altman Fellows are awarded half-time teaching loads and a $2,500 professional expense fund. Altman Scholars receive $2,500 in professional expenses. Altman Fellowship applications are due October 15, 2022. Altman Scholar applications are due , January 15, 2023.

Humanities Labs

Humanities Labs integrate faculty research and teaching in innovative ways. Created by teams of two or more faculty members in the humanities and related area, Humanities Labs take place at the intersction of two related coures and conduct student-engaged research or service organized around a central theme. Embracing the true sense of laboratory experimentation familiar to the sciences, Humanities Labs  promote skill-building, hands-on experimentation and outcomes communicable to the Miami community and beyond. Applications for new labs are due November 5, 2022.


As humanists we are 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 three HumanitiesWorks programs, involving 24 faculty and staff, in efforts to address this problem. HumanitiesWorks 4.0 will begin in 2022-2023 Please contact the director for more information about this program.

Junior Faculty Seminar

The Junior Faculty Seminar fosters community and cross-disciplinary connections among  assistant professors in the humanities and allied disciplines. To join, simply contact the Director of the Humanities Center.

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 the assistance of a student research fellow. Applications are considered on a rolling based beginning September 3, 2022.

Scholarly Publishing Programs

The Humanities Center supports faculty authors through a variety of programs. In 2022, the center will offer a book proposal workshop featuring individual feedback from the director of a major university press. A simple application is due by November 29, 2021.

The Research Collaborative

Faculty are invited to propose innovative ways of working together across institutional boundaries. One or more teams will receive $10,000 to support collaborative scholarly endeavors. Applications are due January 21, 2023.

Interdisciplinary Research Clusters

Numerous 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 are due April 22 , 2022.

External Opportunities for Humanities Scholars