Humanities Fellowship Program

In effort to create stronger ties between Humanities departments in Washington, DC area colleges and universities and the city’s communities and neighborhoods, HumanitiesDC is offering fellowships to graduate students and young professional scholars. Each fellow will create a public humanities program based on their research or area of expertise, in conjunction with a community partner. 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 Fellows guide for producing a Humanitini program here. Each fellowship project will be free for the public to attend or experience. Fellows will also write an evaluative report on the challenges and successes encountered while translating their research for a public audience.

To Apply

Applications are accepted annually in April/May and awardees are announced in late May.  Applicants may request up to $5,000 and must complete their project by October of the following year. Applications must identify a scholar and how s/he will advise the project through the grant cycle. Each funded project will result in a lasting digital final product that will be added to HumanitiesDC Digital Museum.


For questions, contact La’Tasha Banks at