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

  • Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award

    Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2017 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...
  • Sharon & Jeffrey Vitter Award for Engaged Scholarship

    Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017 11:59pm This award recognizes outstanding examples of engaged scholarship by KU faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. View Application Instructions...

Competition Deadlines Expired

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    National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Nomination

    Deadline: Monday, August 29, 2016 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.

    View Application Instructions...
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    Mid-Career Research Fellowship

    Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016 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.

    View Application Instructions...
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    Humanities Research Fellowship

    Deadline: Monday, November 7, 2016 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 14, 2016 11:59pm Provide KU faculty members with 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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    Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award

    Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017 11:59pm Provides 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...
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    2017 Fall Faculty Colloquium Faculty Participant

    Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2017 11:59pm Six or seven KU faculty members and one KU graduate student from any social science, arts, or humanities discipline will be selected. View Application Instructions...
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    Scholars on Site

    Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017 11:59pm The Scholars on Site program supports collaborative research projects that engage community partners and KU humanities scholars. View Application Instructions...
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    Humanities Col(LAB)oratives

    Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017 11:59pm Offers faculty in the humanities and humanities-oriented social sciences the opportunity to work collaboratively through a new model-a 3-year long Humanities Col(LAB)orative. A LAB can receive up to $30,000 per year, for a maximum of $90,000 over a three-year period, contingent upon successful annual reviews by Hall Center leadership. Each LAB will be organized around a central humanistic theme or topic. This competition will run once every three years. View Application Instructions...
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    Collaborative Research Seed Grant

    Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017 11:59pm Offers teams of two or more scholars the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project, laying the foundation for expanded projects capable of attracting external funding. View Application Instructions...

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