Major and Small Open Humanities Grant


Learn more about these programs and how to apply below!

Major Grant – $1500-$5000 – Preliminary Application Due First Friday in February; Final Application Due First Friday in March – Download Sample Application. 

This grant funds projects intended to bring the humanities disciplines to the people of Washington, DC. The program encourages creativity and open interpretation, but projects funded by a major grant must meet all of the requirements listed in the documentation below. Major Grants are awarded during Cycle I and require a Preliminary Application. The preliminary application can be accessed by logging onto the online grants system and completing the registration process. Preliminary applications will be reviewed by the Humanities Council and applicants will receive feedback before being invited to submit a final proposal. Check our events page for upcoming grants workshops and webinars!

Small Grant- Up to $1500 – Application Due First Friday in March – Download Sample ApplicationOf Shrines, Talking Drums

This grant also funds general public humanities projects, but usually is sought by applicants seeking to conduct preliminary research and planning.

Examples of Past Grant Projects:

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