Cross-institutional opportunities for collaborative research, teaching, & the production of scholarship in the humanities
The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies is proud to be a member of the Andrew W. Mellon funded Humanities Without Walls consortium.
In 2015, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded $3,000,000 to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)—now the Institute for Humanities Research—at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to fund the first two years of an extensive consortium of sixteen humanities institutes in the Midwest and beyond. By leveraging the strengths of multiple distinctive campuses, the initiative, titled Humanities Without Walls, aims to create new avenues for collaborative research, teaching, and the production of scholarship in the humanities, forging and sustaining areas of inquiry that cannot be created or maintained without cross-institutional cooperation. The grant was renewed for an additional two years and has now been renewed for a third and final round.
Humanities Without Walls Consortial Seed Grants
In collaboration with the Andrew W. Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls project led by the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Obermann Center is offering seed grants to support the development of applications for the third Grand Research Challenge. For the next two years, faculty-led teams can apply for up to $150,000 for collaborative projects dedicated to “interdisciplinary, collaborative, research-based projects in the humanities and arts that build a clearly communicated commitment to methodologies of reciprocity and redistribution into their project design and proposal narratives, regardless of the research topic or theme they focus on.”
The topic is open and the teams can include faculty, staff, community partners, and colleagues from other colleges and universities, and must have a role for graduate students.
Overview, eligibility, deadlines, and required application materials for HWW Consortial Seed Grants.
Launched in 2015 as an initiative of the HWW consortium, the Pre-Doctoral Summer Workshop for Students in the Humanities and Related Disciplines welcomes 30 participants each summer from higher education institutions across the United States.
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