The Whiting Public Engagement Programs are designed to celebrate and empower humanities faculty who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. A nominee can propose to use the funds for nearly any ambitious public-facing project, new or ongoing, drawing on the humanities. Projects should be designed primarily to engage one or more specific publics beyond the academy, and they should benefit in a distinctive way from the involvement of a scholar. Additional information about these programs is available on the Whiting Foundation's
To be eligible, nominees must be full-time faculty in a humanities field at an accredited US institution of higher learning as of September 2020; they must be early-career, which the Foundation defines as pre-tenure, untenured, or having received tenure in the last five years. Please note, while the Whiting Foundation lists adjunct faculty as eligible candidates, Harvard nominees must have principal investigator rights, thus in most cases adjunct faculty would not be eligible.
Limited Submission Opportunity Notice:
These programs are limited submission opportunities. Harvard may nominate one faculty member for the Fellowship program and one faculty member for the Seed Grant program. Prospective applicants must submit pre-proposals via the links below to be considered for nomination.