The Humanities Center supports projects that foster research across departments or institutions, including conferences, lectures, and more, bringing together faculty from different departments and/or institutions through Faculty Collaborative Research Grants. We seek collaboration that enriches intellectual activity on campus and leads to results which can be specified. We do not grant funding support for the purchase of equipment or travel from Pitt's campus.
To the extent that our funds permit, the Humanities Center offers two types of support: smaller grants up to $2,000, and larger grants up to $5,000. For the larger category of grants, we require that applicants have additional sources of funding that match or exceed the amount requested from our center, although we may make exceptions in very special cases.
We do not fund travel from Pittsburgh and we seek projects that take place in Pittsburgh, and at least in part at Pitt.
Applications for funds to be expended in the 2018-2019 Academic Year are due Monday, March 12, 2018. There is a second deadline for the 2018-2019 year which is Monday, October 1, 2018, but it is in the best interest of the applicant to plan in advance, since funds may be more limited in September than in March.
To apply for funding for Faculty Collaborative Research in the Humanities, please fill out and submit our online form: