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.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: March 18, 2019 at 11:30 PM
OSP Deadline for Full Proposal (if nominated): June 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposal: June 14, 2019
Award Amount: $50,000
Eligibility: N ominees must be full-time faculty as of September 2019; they must be pre-tenure, un-tenured, or have received tenure in the last five years. 

Proposals for the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship should be far enough into development or execution to present specific, compelling evidence that they will successfully engage the intended public. Strong proposals will show evidence of both the overall strategy and the practical plan to implement the proposed project. Relationships with key collaborators should already be deeply developed, and, in some cases, the nominee and collaborators may have tested the idea in a pilot, or the project itself may already be underway. Nominees may propose to direct funds however will best meet the needs of the project. Funding may not be used to cover indirect costs of administering the program.

Harvard is limited to submitting one proposal in consideration of this opportunity. Prospective applicants are asked to submit an internal pre-proposal here by March 18, 2019. 


Harvard Pre-Proposal Deadline: March 18, 2019 at 11:30 PM
OSP Deadline for Full Proposal (if nominated): June 7, 2019
Sponsor Deadline for Full Proposal: June 14, 2019
Award Amount: $10,000
Eligibility: Nominees must be full-time faculty as of September 2019; they must be pre-tenure, untenured, or have received tenure in the last five years.

The Seed Grant supports projects at an earlier stage of development than those eligible for the Fellowship Grant. However, proposals for Seed Grant funding should not be in the very first phase of development. The work proposed should be at the stage where a compelling vision has been fleshed out, including a clear sense of whose collaboration will be required and the ultimate scope and expected outcomes of the final product. Project proposers should be able to articulate specific short-term next steps required to advance the proposed 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 March 18, 2019.


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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