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

  • Hall Center Resident Faculty Fellowship

    Deadline: Monday, October 19, 2020 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.  Fellows receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement for project-related expenses they incur during the fellowship year and an office at the Hall Center.


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  • Mid-Career Research Fellowship

    Deadline: Monday, October 19, 2020 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 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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  • Faculty Research Travel Grant

    Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021 11:59pm

    Provides KU faculty members with up to $3,000 in financial support for humanities-oriented research (such as archival work, fieldwork, or interviews) that requires domestic or international travel.

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  • Scholars on Site

    Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2021 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...

Competition Deadlines Expired


    National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Nomination

    Deadline: Sunday, August 23, 2020 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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    Vice Chancellor for Research and Friends of the Hall Center Book Publication Awards

    Deadline: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 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. The awards can be used to reimburse expenses such as illustration costs, or to provide a direct subvention to presses. View Application Instructions...

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