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About the Grants

The Office of the Provost supports excellence in faculty scholarly and creative work through the Provost Grants for Research in Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts.

Faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts are eligible for these grants, which are intended to provide funding in fields with little external or start-up funding.

Criteria:


Grant Amount:

Maximum grant amount is up to $5,000.

Grants are for a twelve-month period and require that a final report is submitted at the end of the grant period. 

Eligibility:

Full-time, benefits-eligible faculty, tenure-line or clinical/instructional, professional library staff members, and artists-in-residence with continuing appointments in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Recipients can apply for the grants once every three years.

Application:

Submit your materials using the Online Application.

Application Materials Needed for Submission:
  1. Project description.
  2. Proposed budget. Fill out and upload the Office of the Provost Budget Form
  3. Curriculum vitae. Limit to three pages.
  4. For creative projects only: work samples. Review the Guidelines for Creative Work Samples before uploading work samples.

Deadline:

January 15, 2020

Additional Information:

Questions can be directed to Joan Johnson, Director for Faculty, at joanmjohnson@northwestern.edu.