Faculty Funding

IMPORTANT: You must use the Competition Portal to apply for the Competitions listed below.

Competition Deadlines

  • Scholars on Site

    Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2024 11:59pm Apply Now

    The Scholars on Site program provides up to $15,000 in support for partnerships between KU Humanities Scholars and community organizations that bring humanities research to the public.

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Competition Deadlines Expired

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Nomination

    Deadline: Monday, August 28, 2023 11:59pm

    National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive, uninterrupted 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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  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Friends of the Hall Center Book Publication Awards

    Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2023 11:59pm

    These awards provide 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. The authors of manuscripts selected for these awards receive up to $1,500 for use towards publication of their books. The awards can be used to reimburse expenses such as illustration costs, the production of maps or charts, the preparation of online databases as supplements to physical books, and direct subventions required by presses. 

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  • Hall Center Resident Faculty Fellowship

    Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2023 11:59pm

    The Hall Center's Humanities Resident Fellowships provide one semester of release time from teaching and service, taken in the Fall or Spring semester, so that awardees can focus entirely on research or creative work and scholarly engagement. 


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  • Mid-Career Research Fellowship

    Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2023 11:59pm

    The Mid-Career Research Fellowship contributes to a mid-career faculty member's scholarly growth by providing a full academic year of release time from teaching and regular service obligations. This fellowship provide faculty members in the humanities at the Associate Professor level an opportunity to focus on a post-tenure research project of the kind required for promotion to Full Professor.

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  • Faculty Research Travel Grant

    Deadline: Monday, November 13, 2023 11:59pm

    Faculty Research Travel Grants provide KU faculty members with financial support for humanities-oriented research (such as archival work, fieldwork, or interviews) that requires domestic or international travel. Funds can be used for transportation, lodging, meals reimbursement, and project-related expenses (e.g., photocopying, access fees). 

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  • Humanities Col(LAB)oratives

    Deadline: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 11:59pm

    Offers faculty in the humanities and humanities-oriented social sciences the opportunity to work collaboratively through a three-year long Humanities Col(LAB)orative organized around a central humanistic theme or topic. A LAB can receive up to $30,000 per year, for a maximum of $90,000 over a three-year period, contingent on successful annual reviews by Hall Center leadership. This competition will run once every three years.

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