Humanitini Curator Grant

HumanitiesDC is offering the opportunity for graduate students and others conducting and presenting original humanities research to become Humanitini Curators. Each Curator will create a public humanities program based on their research or area of expertise. As part of the application, prospective curators will need to fully describe this research topic, and where it is situated within a wider humanities field. This opportunity is part of the Humanities Grant Program supported with funding from the District of Columbia Government through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The public programs will follow HumanitiesDC’s successful Humanitini model that brings thoughtful humanities discussions to Washington, DC’s happy-hour scene. Download the Curator guide for producing a Humanitini program here. Curators must budget for a professional videographer to film their Humanitini program and edit the footage, and an ASL interpreter to provide interpretation at the program. Curators will also write an evaluative report on the challenges and successes encountered while translating their research for a public audience.

To Apply

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Will close March 20, 2020, 11:59pm.

THIS RFP IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUAL APPLICANTS ONLY. Application deadline for Project Period 1 is March 13, 2020, 11:59pm ET. Application deadline for Project Period 2 is July 31, 2020, 11:59pm ET. Applicants may request up to $5,000 and may submit one project application for this grant program in FY2020. Download the Humanitini Curator Grant RFP and then go to the Grant Application Portal to apply.

Project Periods:
Project Period 1 – All Humanitini events proposed at this deadline must take place within May 15, 2020 to September 30, 2020.
Project Period 2 – All Humanitini events proposed at this deadline must take place within October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Prospective Curators will provide three preferred program dates that fall within the project period on their applications and will be asked to indicate whether they would be able to accept an assigned program date.


For questions, contact La’Tasha Banks at