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Working Group Grants

Program Deadline: The deadline has past, or has not been posted.

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year will be accepted fall 2021.

Application Instructions

All application components must be submitted electronically via the online application.

1. Co-Director Information

Applicants will be asked to include information regarding each co-director, including their full titles, departments, and schools. Co-directors must be from two or more distinct disciplinary areas, departments, or schools.

Abbreviated Curricula Vitae (Word Document or PDF)

In no more than five pages, each co-director should indicate his or her education and positions held, publications and major presentations, honors and awards.

Core Participants

Applications must also include a list of core NYU participants, including graduate students, and their affiliations. Where applicable, list participants from other institutions and indicate their affiliations.

2. Project Information

Applicants will be asked to include the title of the project and its intended length (i.e., one or two years) in addition to the documents listed below.

Project Description (Word Document or PDF)

The Center encourages concise descriptions (1500 words or less) addressing the following:

Leading ideas and questions unifying the Working Group

Statement of how the topic will bring together a broad community of scholars at NYU

Activities (Word Document or PDF)

Outline of proposed activities of the Working Group over the course of its proposed duration.

Budget (Word Document, Excel, or PDF)

Itemize costs on one page. The budget may include some support for a work-study undergraduate to help with administrative/clerical tasks. For assistance with preparing the budget, consult your departmental budget administrator, your dean’s office, your school’s office of funded research or cultural institutions if applicable.

3. Letters of Support

Applicants must request a letter of support from their respective deans. Deans will be notified automatically once the application is submitted; letters are due the same day as the application. Please submit your request for a statement of support to the deans well in advance of the application deadline.

Selection Criteria and Review Process

We consider the following when reviewing applications.

  • Is the proposed topic presented in a clear, detailed, well-organized way, and does it adhere to the Working Groups guidelines?
  • If you are working with a cultural institution in New York City, how does this proposal incorporate this institution? How will NYU faculty and students collaborate with this institution?
  • To what extent does the proposal demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to the topic? Does it draw effectively on the expertise within NYU on the selected topic?
  • To what degree and in what capacity will graduate students participate in the proposed Working Group?
  • How will the work of the group advance faculty and graduate student research in the humanities?
  • Does the work of the group have the potential for making a significant impact within a department, school, or the humanities in general (for example, through curricular development, a conference, a publication, etc.)?
  • Is the budget solid and reflective of real needs?
  • Is the group likely to sustain a certain level of activity when it no longer receives funding?

Questions regarding applications should be addressed to info@nyuhumanities.org.