IMPORTANT: For those applications requiring reference letters, we strongly advise that you contact references in advance of submitting their names, informing them that they will receive a portal-generated email. They must use the information and links contained in that email to submit their letter.
IMPORTANT: You must use the Competition Portal to apply for the Competitions listed below.

Competition Deadlines

  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Friends of the Hall Center Book Publication Awards

    Deadline: Monday, January 7, 2019 11:59pm Provides up to $1,500 in financial support to aid in the publication of a manuscript based on humanities research, written by a KU faculty member and accepted by a refereed press. View Application Instructions...
  • Scholars on Site

    Deadline: Monday, January 14, 2019 11:59pm The Scholars on Site program provides up to $10,000 in support for partnerships between KU Humanities Scholars and community organizations that bring humanities research to the public. View Application Instructions...
  • Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award

    Deadline: Monday, March 4, 2019 11:59pm Given biennially to an individual, residing or employed in Kansas, who has authored an outstanding book published within the two calendar years preceding the application deadline. One award for Fiction and one for Non-Fiction given each competition cycle. View Application Instructions...

Competition Deadlines Expired

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    National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Nomination

    Deadline: Monday, August 27, 2018 11:59pm

    National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $6,000. The Hall Center for the Humanities is the nominating body for the University of Kansas. Each year, two applications can be nominated for inclusion in the national competition.

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    Mid-Career Research Fellowship

    Deadline: Monday, October 8, 2018 11:59pm

    The Mid-Career Research Fellowship is intended to supplement the intellectual ambience of the Hall Center and contribute to the individual Fellow's scholarly growth and rejuvenation by providing a full academic year of release time from teaching and regular service obligations. This fellowship will provide mid-career faculty members at the Associate Professor level an opportunity to stay engaged in research and writing by undertaking a post-tenure research project of the kind required for promotion to Full Professor.

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    Humanities Research Fellowship

    Deadline: Monday, November 5, 2018 11:59pm Provides release time from teaching and service for one semester to focus entirely on research or creative work and scholarly engagement. View Application Instructions...
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    Faculty Travel Grant

    Deadline: Monday, November 12, 2018 11:59pm Provides KU faculty members with up to $3,000 in financial support for domestic or international travel undertaken as a necessary component of a humanities research or creative project. View Application Instructions...

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