Overview

The Humanities Council supports a wide array of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate projects related to humanistic inquiry.

Through our Conference and Project Co-Sponsorship funds, the Humanities Council provides small grants to faculty and graduate students for humanities-related projects based in other departments, including conferences, workshops, colloquia, lectures, readings, performances, interdisciplinary courses, and film screenings.

The Humanities Council also offers Innovation Grants and grants in Collaborative Humanities to enable faculty and students to develop new programs and create intellectual communities that will broaden the scope of their activities. These projects are funded solely or primarily by the Humanities Council, either as one-time special events or as initiatives with multiple research and teaching components developed over the course of two or three years. We seek to foster new programs in emerging or underrepresented fields and provide the resources and connections necessary for growth.

Our Visiting Fellowship programs bring distinguished scholars from other universities to teach at Princeton for long- or short-term residencies, while our Faber Lectures and Belknap Visitor programs offer opportunities to bring distinguished scholars, writers, and artists to campus for an intensive day-long visit and public lecture.

We offer competitive Research and Teaching Professorships for Princeton faculty through our Old Dominion and Behrman Professorships. The Council also supports several Lecturers and Postdoctoral Fellows in Humanistic Studies, Digital Humanities, Linguistics, South Asian Studies/Sanskrit, American Studies, and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities.

Undergraduate interdisciplinary research and travel is supported through our interdisciplinary certificate programs. The Ferris and McPhee endowments for journalism support a number of student publications, internships, and independent writing projects.

Council funding opportunities are guided by our priorities.

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