Graduate Studies & Research
Holloway Hall

Current Opportunities

Arts and Humanities

DBID: 1916
Category: Arts and Humanities
Program: Major Grant Program
Agency: Maryland Humanities Council
Deadline: 3/1/2013
Description: The sponsor provides grants of up to $10,000 to support public humanities programs through two competitive grant rounds per year. Successful Major Grants share the following goals: Fund high-quality programs that stimulate thoughtful and informed discussions on issues and matters critical to Marylanders. Support projects that use the humanities as the central resource to engage diverse groups and individuals in informed dialogue and civic engagement. Promote programs that include a wide variety of perspectives on an issue. Humanities is defined by the sponsor as academic disciplines which study the human condition, using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. These include: history; philosophy; languages; literature; ethics; linguistics; archaeology; comparative religion; jurisprudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts and architecture; and those aspects of the social sciences employing historical or philosophical approaches. Scholars working in the humanities are sometimes described as "humanists".

Upcoming deadlines are 03/01/2013 and 09/01/2013. Letters of Inquiry for the Spring round are due March 1, and Grant Proposals are due April 15 for projects beginning on or after July 1 of each year. Letters of inquiry for the Fall round are due September 1, and Grant Proposals are due October 15 for projects beginning on or after January 1 of each year. Deadlines falling on weekends or holidays will be moved to the next business day.

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Contact: Jean Wortman
108 West Centre Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-4565
Tel: 410-685-4187
Fax: 410-685-0795
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