Faculty Funding

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

Competition Deadlines

  • Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award

    Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2023 11:59pm Apply Now

    These awards are given biennially to one individual in each of three categories, residing or employed in Kansas, who has authored an outstanding book published within the two calendar years preceding the application deadline. One $750 award for fiction, one $750 award for non-fiction, and one $750 award for poetry is given each competition cycle. The recipients receive their awards at a public presentation and reception held at the Hall Center.

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Competition Deadlines Expired

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Nomination

    Deadline: Monday, August 15, 2022 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 3, 2022 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 17, 2022 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 17, 2022 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, February 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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  • Scholars on Site

    Deadline: Monday, March 20, 2023 11:59pm

    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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