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 the employment of assistants or travel from Pitt's campus. We seek projects that take place in Pittsburgh, and at least in part at Pitt.
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 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. If you are considering a larger grant, please inform yourself concerning the Dietrich School Faculty Research and Scholarship Program (FRSP). They award annually about three times as much as we can.
We accept applications twice a year: once in late September for projects that will expend their funds in the current Academic Year and once in mid-March for projects that will expend their funds in the next Academic Year, or in some cases in the year after. We encourage colleagues to plan in advance, since funds will be more limited in September than in March.
The application deadlines for the 2019-2020 Academic Year are Monday, September 30, 2019 and Monday, March 16, 2020.
To apply for funding for Faculty Collaborative Research in the Humanities, please fill out and submit our online form: