The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Connections grants program provides funding to broaden the role of the humanities at two- and four-year institutions by offering students from all disciplines new opportunities to build the intellectual skills that the humanities cultivate. These grants support the design and implementation of an “integrated set of courses and student engagement activities focusing on significant humanities content. A common topic, theme, or compelling issue or question must link the courses and activities. The linked courses (a minimum of three) may fulfill general education or core curriculum requirements but could also be designed primarily for students in a particular major or course of study. The Humanities Connections program gives special encouragement to projects that foster collaboration between humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and pre-service or professional programs in business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other non-humanities fields”.
Humanities Connections projects have two primary characteristics:
- faculty from at least two distinct departments or schools at a single institution must collaborate to create new curricular arrangements; and
- “projects must include provisions for high-impact student engagement activities that relate directly to the topic(s) of the linked courses. These activities could include individual or collaborative undergraduate research projects; opportunities for civic engagement; or a structured experience with community-based, project-based, or site-based learning. Community organizations and cultural institutions can play key roles in this regard.”
A video recording of a webinar about this program is available here (after you provide your name and e-mail address): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6570098021596206594.
Proposals are due by October 5, 2016.