Call for Pre-Proposals:
Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Programs

The Whiting Public Engagement Programs are designed to celebrate and empower humanities faculty who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. The programs fund ambitious, often collaborative projects to infuse into public life the richness, profundity, and nuance that give the humanities their lasting value. These two programs are entirely separate: aspiring fellows need not have received a Seed Grant, and receiving a Seed Grant does not automatically qualify a grantee for a future Fellowship. Both programs support ambitious projects infusing into public life the richness, profundity, and nuance that give the humanities their lasting value. The stage of a project will determine the relevant program. Additional information about these programs is available on the Whiting Foundation's website.


Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline: April 23, 2018 11:30pm
OSP Deadline for Full Proposal (if nominated): June 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposal: June 15, 2018
Award Amount: Up to $50,000
Eligibility:  N ominees 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.

The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship is for public-facing projects far enough along in development or execution that the nominee can present compelling, specific 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 initial connections with the intended public will have been cultivated. In some cases, the nominee and collaborators may already have tested the idea in a pilot, or the project itself may already be underway. 
 
Harvard is limited to submitting one proposal in consideration of this opportunity. Prospective applicants are asked to submit an internal pre-proposal  here  by April 23, 2018. 


Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline: April 23, 2018 11:30pm
OSP Deadline for Full Proposal (if nominated): June 8, 2018
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposal: June 15, 2018
Award Amount: Up to $10,000
Eligibility: N ominees 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.

The Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grant  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.
 
Harvard is limited to submitting one proposal in consideration of this opportunity. Prospective applicants are asked to submit an internal pre-proposal  here  by April 23, 2018. 

Questions about this announcement may be directed to Erin Hale ( erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu ; 617-496-5252) or Susan Gomes ( sgomes@fas.harvard.edu ; 617-496-9448).


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