Georgetown Humanities Initiative

Grants

Since 2019, the Georgetown Humanities Initiative has supported interdisciplinary work through a variety of grants for scholarly, digital, and public-facing projects.

The Georgetown Humanities Initiative invites Georgetown faculty to apply for the following grants:

Junior Faculty Book Manuscript Workshops

Junior Faculty Book Manuscript Workshops support the career development of humanities pre-tenure faculty members. They provide a context to facilitate constructive criticism on scholarly monographs in progress, when authors can most effectively benefit from experts’ feedback to turn their scholarly projects into first-rate publications.

The Humanities Initiative makes available a maximum of 3 grants of up to $6,000 each, towards travel and other expenses associated with bringing experts to Georgetown to review and offer guidance on humanities junior faculty’s monographs in progress with the aim to secure a publishing contract.
The program allows junior faculty to invite to campus three experts in their field for a day-long workshop in AY 2022-23. In case of Covid-related travel and gathering restrictions, workshops will be planned on Zoom.

Eligibility

Humanities junior faculty are eligible to be considered for this one-time funding. They should show evidence of substantial progress toward manuscript completion at the time of application.

Application Material

Workshop proposals must include the following components:

  1. Faculty C.V. including contact information (name, title, department, email address, telephone number, and campus address).
  2. A one-page, single-spaced description of the monograph in progress; a table of contents; an accurate schedule for completion; a brief statement specifying whether or not the work is under contract with a publisher, a list of publishers who have expressed interest, or that the applicant feels would be ideal for the project but who have not yet been contacted.
  3. A polished sample chapter.
  4. A one-page, single-spaced narrative specifying the workshop objectives, why and how this opportunity will be important for the completion of the monograph, the approximate date and location of the workshop within AY 2022-23, and what the applicant’s tenure timeline is.
  5. A proposed list of scholars, with affiliations and areas of specializations. Applicants should not make advance commitments to any listed scholar but may check scholars’ general interest in participating.
  6. Workshop Budget. Permissible expenses include:
    • i. Travel expenses (e.g., airfare, ground transportation, lodging);
    • ii. External members’ honoraria;
    • iii. Workshop expenses (e.g., space charges, reproduction services, meals);
  7. All expenses must be consistent with Georgetown University’s reimbursement rules, including class of travel restrictions, and meal/hotel caps.

Application Deadline: April 22, 2022

Application material should be submitted by email as a single PDF attachment to: humanitiesgu@georgetown.edu.

“Interdisciplinarity, Innovation, Intersections”

The Georgetown Humanities Initiative “Interdisciplinarity, Innovation, Intersections” program fosters vigorous collective research and creative alliances contributing to the advancement of humanistic inquiry.

For AY 2022-23, it invites applications for up to 2 grants of $20,000 maximum each, in support of forward-thinking collaborative projects between the humanities, the sciences, and the arts that involve Georgetown faculty and students across departments and that can have substantial community impact. Applicants are encouraged to partner with different kinds of institutions in academia and the community at large.

Projects must employ a humanistic and interdisciplinary research agenda to foster rich scholarly activities that could not be accomplished by a single researcher working alone and without synergies across methodologies and cognitive fields. Applicants should explore new collaborative avenues of inquiry by proposing diverse approaches to timely issues and challenges. They should incorporate multiple points of view and a broad range of ways of understanding (intellectual, social, geographical, historical, ethical) the expansive topics of our critical age.

There are no restrictions to the mode of delivery and the nature of final product (they can be digital, public facing, printed, multimedia, etc.) but projects must lead to tangible and sustainable outcomes that can demonstrate the humanities commitment in the present world and benefit the scholarly community and the public sphere.

Projects can start during summer 2022.

Eligibility

The project director must be a Georgetown ordinary faculty member in the humanities. Project teams are expected to integrate multiple disciplines and feature faculty at different ranks, as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

Application Material

Applications must include the following components:

Application Deadline: April 22, 2022

Application material should be submitted by email as a single PDF attachment to humanitiesgu@georgetown.edu.