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Provost Grants for Research in Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts

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 grants awards, which are intended to provide funding in fields with little external or start-up funding.

The 2021-2022 grant cycle is now closed. Please check back for information for 2022-2023. To apply, please visit the About the Grants page for additional information about the grants and the application process and to access the online proposal form.

Questions may be directed to faculty@northwestern.edu.

2022 Grant Recipients

  • Pamela Bannos, Art Theory and Practice, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences – "My Dear Alice"
  • Eliza Bent, Radio/Television/Film, School of Communication  "Rack Up"
  • John Bullock, Political Science, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences  "The Declining Prestige of College, 2000-2020"
  • Tracy Davis, Theatre; English, School of Communication, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences – "The Critical Media History of Stage Dragons"
  • Alyssa Garcia, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences – "Moral Discourses, Regulated Bodies: Blackness Amid Sex, the State & Subjectivity in Cuba"
  • Nina Gurianova, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Comparative Literary Studies, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences – "Dmitrii Sarabyanov, Collected works in two volumes. First English translation"
  • Kyle Henry, Radio/Television/Film, School of Communication – "Time Passages"
  • Brannon Ingram, Religious Studies, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences  "Critiquing the Category of 'Religion' in the Pakistani Modernist Movement: Ghulam Ahmad Parvez (1903-1985)"
  • Fatima Khan, Middle East and North African Language Program, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences  "Arabic Student's Dictionary"
  • Amanda Logan, Anthropology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences – "Food Security in Africa's Ancient Cities: The Case of Ile-Ife, Nigeria"
  • Stephan Moore, Radio/Television/Film, School of Communication – "Hear Thyself, The Way In, and In The Bardo: Spatial Sound for Virtual Environments" 
  • Anna Parkinson, German, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences  "Contrapuntal Humanism: The Afterlives of Humanism in Holocaust Studies"
  • Eric Patrick, Radio/Television/Film, School of Communication – "Interference" 
  • Dassia Posner, Theatre, School of Communication  "The Moscow Kamerny Theatre: An Artistic History in Political Times" 
  • Ariel Stess, Radio/Television/Film, School of Communication – "Kara & Emma & Barbara & Miranda" 
  • Taimur Sullivan, Performance, Bienen School of Music  "The Art of the Transcription"
  • Debra Tolchinsky, Radio/Television/Film, School of Communication  "True Memories and Other Falsehoods"
  • Domietta Torlasco, French and Italian, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences – "Documenting the Environment: Ecocriticism and Italian Cinema in the Years of the Economic Miracle (1948-1968)"
  • Alejandra Uslenghi, Spanish and Portuguese; Comparative Literary Studies, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences – "Frederick Douglass' Picture & Progress. A First-Time Translation into Spanish"
  • Allison Wade, Art Theory and Practice, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences – "Clay in Other Frames" 
  • Jay Alan Yim, Music Studies, Bienen School of Music  "Dreaming The Prairie"
  • Sera Young, Anthropology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences  "Rethinking water insecurity in the United States"