Humanities Without Walls Grant Strategy Workshops

Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:00pm
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:00pm
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:00pm
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00pm
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Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Graduate Education at Michigan State University, will lead a series of virtual Grant Strategy Workshops developed to help faculty researchers in the arts and humanities succeed in the world of grants and fellowships. These sessions will be held on Fridays in February at 12 PM Central. Faculty interested in applying to the Humanities Without Walls Seed or Research Grants are highly encouraged to attend with their potential collaborators. Register here.

Spring 2021 Workshops:

  • Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership—February 5, 2021 @ 12:00 PM (CST)
    This is a goal-setting workshop for students, fixed-term and tenure-stream faculty, and staff. It offers a hands-on way to set goals, establish a workable horizon, and make concrete plans. Answers the question: When is the right time to go after grant funding?
  • Creating an Idea that Others Can Invest In—February 12, 2021 @ 12:00 PM (CST)
    This is a new way to look at grant seeking, with an emphasis on resources. It invites Humanities and Arts folks to pair their scholarly goals with a rationale and sources of funding. Answers the question: What kinds of projects need grant support and what kind of projects get funded?
  • Building a Collaborative Team—February 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM (CST)
    What every proposal needs to succeed is a team that can make the project a success. This session helps Humanities and Arts folks think about building a team to the benefit of all involved. Answers the question: How can I build a track record of success with a team that will make funders confident in our ability to be good stewards of resources?
  • Building a Funding Strategy—February 26, 2021 @ 12:00 PM (CST)
    We should never chase dollars. We should always have our scholarly goals driving fundraising efforts. In this session, we explore funding pathways and how to cultivate a range of options for supporting an initiative through a project lifecycle. Answers the question: How can I attract support for my work without selling out my goals and values?

Humanities Without Walls, a 16-member consortium of universities, including the University of Iowa, fosters collaborative research and explores the contributions of humanities in the workplace. The initiative is based at HRI (formerly the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bill Hart-Davidson is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. He is also a Senior Researcher in the Writing, Information, and Digital Experience Lab.

These workshops are free and open to all.