Funding for Faculty Research

The Humanities Project funds small- and large-scale faculty research projects. Grants range from $500 to $10,000, although larger projects have been funded. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There are two kinds of funding available to faculty:

1. Humanities Projects: Full-scale funding up to $10,000 

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). Humanities projects may involve (but are not limited to)

  • Conferences
  • Lectures
  • Art exhibitions
  • Performances
  • Symposia
  • Film series
  • Events in the Rochester community
  • Meetings between UR faculty and scholars outside of Central New York Humanities Corridor

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2. Working groups: $500 per semester (renewable)

The Humanities Project Executive Committee solicits proposals for working groups that may eventuate in full-scale Humanities Projects (although the latter condition is not a requirement). Working groups can be reading groups, recurring brainstorming sessions, or any other creative or critical enterprise in which faculty interact to work on a problem or project. Graduate students may be part of working groups, but there must be a minimum of three faculty involved.

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