Idaho Humanities Council invites grant applications

July 22, 2013 

The Idaho Humanities Council invites proposals for Mini and Major grants, Teacher Incentive Grants, and Research Fellowships from organizations and individuals for consideration at the Council’s fall grant round.

The deadline for grant proposals is Sept. 15, 2013. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact IHC staff well in advance of the deadline to discuss their project ideas before beginning a proposal.

Teacher Incentive Grants are limited to $1,000, and are awarded to K-12 teachers to enhance the way they teach the humanities in the classroom.

Research Fellowships are competitive special awards to scholars to support research in any field of the humanities. They are limited to $3,500, awarded only once a year, and may be used to support expenses related to research, including travel to special archives, lodging, and related expenses. IHC awards up to four Research Fellowships each fall.

Mini grants (under $2,000) and Major Grants (over $2,000) over the years have supported museum and library exhibits, oral history projects, heritage tourism projects, literary events, special lectures, the preservation of historical photo archives, Chautauqua programs, community-wide reading programs, humanities-focused conferences, and a variety of projects and programs that inspire community dialogue in the humanities.

Grant guidelines and the online application instructions are available on the IHC website: under “Grants.” The website also includes a listing of recent grant awards and other general information.

The Idaho Humanities Council is a non-profit organization serving as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to promoting public understanding and appreciation of literature, history, philosophy, law, anthropology, and other humanities disciplines in Idaho. For more information, call the IHC at 208-345-5346 or visit IHC’s website at

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