Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship Solicitation

Program Summary 

The Whiting Foundation invites selected schools and scholarly societies to nominate for the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship. This program is intended to celebrate and empower faculty who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation.

The Public Engagement Fellowship, now in its fourth cycle, is for projects far enough into development or execution to present specific, compelling evidence that they will successfully engage the intended public. For the strongest Fellowship proposals, both the overall strategy and the practical plan to implement the project will be deeply developed, relationships with key collaborators will be in place, and connections with the intended public will have been cultivated. In some cases, the nominee and collaborators may have tested the idea in a pilot, or the project itself may already be underway.


CU Internal Expression of Interest Deadline: 11:59pm MST April 16, 2018

Whiting Foundation Nomination Deadline: June 8, 2018

Whiting Foundation Full Application Deadline: June 15, 2018


Nominees must have been full-time humanities faculty for at least two academic years as of September 2018; they must be pre-tenure, untenured, or have received tenure in the last five years (at or after the end of academic year 2012-13. This timing refers to the professor’s first receipt of tenure, even if it occurred at a different institution.).

Descriptions of the humanities fields and kinds of “public-facing” projects we support are included in the solicitation.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Partner schools are invited to nominate one humanities professor for this program.

Award Information and Process

Award Amount: $50,000