Individual Faculty Research Grants

The Humanities Institute at the University of Montana is now accepting applications from University of Montana faculty for funding of research projects in the humanities. The Institute encourages interdisciplinary projects that employ new methodologies. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to support University of Montana faculty in the pursuit of their humanities research and to promote their humanities scholarship. Awardees will be asked to present the results of their grant-supported work in a public talk at the Humanities Institute during the following academic year.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

Proposal requirements:

  • Abstract (100 words or less)
  • Project description (2 pp. single spaced max.) that describes the following aspects of the project:
    • Topic and research contribution
    • Significance with respect to: 1) The applicant’s disciplinary/interdisciplinary field(s) of study; 2) The applicant’s research career
    • Methods and work plan
    • Final product and dissemination (e.g. publication in a peer-reviewed journal) and timeline for completion
    • Short bibliography
  • CV indicating accomplishments relevant to the project (2 pp. single spaced max.)
  • List of any other grants awarded or sought for this project
  • Proposal budget and budget narrative (1 p. single spaced max.)
    • Allowable budget items include research activities essential to the project:
      • Travel to conduct research
      • Purchase of research materials, supplies, services and support
      • Costs associated with collaborating with other scholars
      • Grant funds may not be used for regular conference travel. The committee will however review, on a case-by-case basis, proposals that request travel funds for completing a project (including e.g. collaborating with colleagues or meeting with editors)
      • Summer salary is an allowable expense (taxed as income).
Please submit applications in PDF format (single PDF files preferred) to: humanities.institute@mso.umt.edu.

Criteria and Process:

  • Eligible: Faculty members in any department or program at the University of Montana who are pursing humanities research. This includes faculty in traditional humanities disciplines such as (but not limited to) history, literature, philosophy, modern and classical languages, linguistics, religious studies, archaeology, criticism and theory of the visual and performing arts, as well as faculty in the social and natural sciences who are pursuing research projects that focus on humanistic topics and that employ humanistic methods. For further definition of the humanities see: www.neh.gov/about.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by a committee composed of UM faculty in humanities departments and programs.
    • The committee seeks proposals for projects that clearly lead to peer-reviewed humanities scholarship (including publications in print and other professional media).
  • Successful applicants are asked to submit a project update by August 31, 2017.
  • Awarded funds will be dispersed in one of two ways:
    • For project-related work during the academic year, awarded funds will be dispersed through the applicant’s home department for project-related direct expenses.
    • For project-related work during the summer months only, funds can be dispersed as above or directly to the applicant as summer salary (withholding tax applies).
  • Grant awards will be announced before the end of March 2017.

Download Individual Faculty Grant Callout Sheet (PDF)