Humanities Undergraduate Research Grants

Humanities Undergraduate Research Grants provide funding to support KU undergraduate students working on research projects in the humanities that require access to research materials at archives, libraries, museums, and other research sites, either locally or out-of-state. Some research sites are willing to photocopy, scan, or film materials and send them to a researcher, sometimes free of charge but more often charging for this service. Others require researchers to visit in person. Awardees can use this funding to pay for travel, board and lodging, admission fees, and/or costs associated with photocopying, scanning, or filming research materials. The size of the grant will depend on the particular needs of the student.

This program is made possible by generous gifts from Jeff and Mary Haynes Weinberg and the Jedel Family Foundation.

The humanities include History, English, Philosophy, American Studies, Religious Studies, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, African and African American Studies, and Art History. If your project is connected to another discipline but has a strong humanities focus, it may be eligible for funding under this program. Please contact Dr. Richard Godbeer, Director of the Hall Center for the Humanities, at rgodbeer@ku.edu if you have questions about the eligibility of your project.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Fall 2020 Humanities Undergraduate Research Grants will be disbursed only for fees associated with photocopying, scanning, and filming of research materials. Support for travel will become available as soon as the university lifts travel restrictions.

·   Funds from this program are dispersed until depleted, beginning in August each year.

·   Please apply as soon as possible.

·   Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the academic year with notification of results within a month of receiving each application.

·   If your conference takes place over the summer, please be sure to apply early.

To apply for a Humanities Undergraduate Research Grant, please click HERE.

The mentor / instructor reference form can be found HERE.


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