2024-2025 Flash Grants

We particularly invite interdisciplinary initiatives, “outside the box” projects that experiment with how the humanities are conceived or taught, and activities that enrich the classroom experience for students. The duration of the project may vary from a few days to several weeks or months, and projects may be implemented during the upcoming summer or academic year, including break periods (i.e., fall break, Wintersession, spring break). Ideas that can be transferred or scaled to other contexts will receive special consideration.

These grants are supported by the Humanities Council Magic Project, thanks to the generosity of Lynn Shostack, in memory of her husband, David A. Gardner ’69. 


Open broadly to Princeton University humanities researchers, faculty, lecturers, postdoctoral fellows, research scholars, professional specialists, and administrators may propose to lead a project, whether alone or with co-leaders. A co-leader may come from within or outside the University. Funding requests can range from $500 – $5,000. Projects cannot begin before Summer 2024 and must conclude by June 1, 2025, when a post-project report will be due.

Grants may not support the following: travel for individual research, faculty summer salary, honoraria for public lectures or performances, salary for PU faculty or researchers, or new website development. 

These grants are not intended to serve as co-sponsorship for events or public lectures. For information about Council co-sponsorship, please visit the funding section of our website

How to Apply

For each project, the principal Princeton University leader must submit a proposal of up to 1,000 words, along with an itemized budget. Applications must include a statement of support from the Chair/Director of the academic unit committing to manage the funds and any needed logistics. The Humanities Council will publicize projects and activities through our communications channels. 

Please contact Kathleen Crown, Executive Director of the Humanities Council, for guidance on preparing a proposal or questions about eligibility. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2024.

Awards will be granted on a rolling basis, as applications are received and reviewed, as long as funding remains available. Funds will be transferred in July 2024.

Flash Grant Application
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