Full-scale funding up to $20,000
Proposals may be submitted by one or more full-time faculty members at any time of the year (applications are accepted and funded on a rolling basis). The maximum funding for a single project is ordinarily $20,000.
Humanities Projects cannot contain requests for release from teaching, nor can they be for individual research or travel. Projects that are not based fundamentally in research or creative production are unlikely to be approved.
The Humanities Project committee welcomes applications for projects on any aspect of humanistic research or artistic production. Projects and initiatives that will further faculty research and consequently significantly elevate the profile of the humanities at Rochester are enthusiastically encouraged.
The committee welcomes proposals of broad appeal that are interdisciplinary in nature, and it also endorses smaller projects aimed at more specialized audiences. It is especially interested projects that can have a tangible impact on the UR community and beyond, and/or in those that might have a continuing presence or effect. Beginning Fall 2022, Faculty will also need to demonstrate that they have kept their departmental faculty webpage up to date, including publications, awards, courses taught, and other relevant activities.
Department administrators are responsible for managing project logistics including speaker travel, room reservations, food and beverage arrangements, etc.