IHC Invites Proposals for Major Grants and Research Fellowships

July 26, 2022: The Idaho Humanities Council invites grant applications supporting projects involving Idaho citizens that focus on literature, history, philosophy, art history, archaeology and other humanities disciplines. The Council further invites applications that encourage participation from all of Idaho’s diverse populations and reach out to under-served audiences.

IHC funding opportunities include:
Major Grants Fall Round (over $1,000) – Initial applications are due August 15. IHC staff will review these initial applications and respond with recommendations. Final applications will then be due on September 15.

Grants over the years have supported museum and library exhibits, oral history projects, heritage tourism projects, literary events, special lectures, the preservation of historical photo archives, community-wide reading programs, humanities-focused conferences, and a variety of projects and programs that inspire community dialogue in the humanities.

Research Fellowships (also due September 15): are special awards to scholars to support research in any field of the humanities. Funding may be used to support expenses related to research, including travel to special archives, lodging, and related expenses. They are competitive and IHC awards up to four Research Fellowships each fall. Each award is $3,500.

Guidelines to the online grant and fellowship applications are available on the IHC website: www.idahohumanities.org under “Grants.” The website also includes a listing of recent grant awards and other general information. Notice of decisions for major grants will be emailed in early November.

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to Doug Exton, Program Officer, to discuss any ideas or ask questions prior to submitting a proposal. Do not be afraid to apply if you have never received an IHC grant in the past, nor if your idea is not a “traditional” program format.

The Idaho Humanities Council is a non-profit organization serving as the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to promoting public understanding and lifelong learning through literature, history, philosophy, law, anthropology, and other humanities disciplines in Idaho.

For more information, contact Doug Exton at doug@idahohumanities.org, call the IHC at 208-345-5346 (Outside Boise area call toll-free at 888/345-5346), or visit IHC’s website at www.idahohumanities.org.