**The 2018 deadline for this opportunity has passed or the internal application slot has been granted. Updated information will be posted when the next funding cycle opens.**


Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant Solicitation

Program Summary 

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

The Public Engagement Seed Grant, incorporated formally for the first time in this cycle, supports projects at a somewhat earlier stage of development than the Fellowship, before the nominee has been able to establish a specific track record of success for the proposed public-facing work. It is not, however, designed for projects starting entirely from scratch: nominees should have fleshed out a compelling vision, including a clear sense of whose collaboration will be required and the ultimate scope and outcomes. They should also have articulated specific short-term next steps required to advance the project and understand the resources required to complete them. We anticipate that a recipient might use the grant, for example, to test the project on a smaller scale or to engage deeply with collaborators or the intended public.


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: $10,000