Marquette Faculty Mini-Grant Requests

The CfAH aims to support faculty research projects and initiatives directed to furthering the Humanities at Marquette. Mini-Grants consist of requests for $400 or less that further research, curricular development, or pedagogy in the humanities. If you are seeking funding through Mini-Grants, please respond to the questions below and return to Mini Grants are not intended for supplements to faculty salaries or to support ordinary course development. Proposals should also clearly state deliverables and should speak to your ability to reach a wide audience within the humanities. The Mini-Grant Committee– consisting of Michael McNulty, Joshua Burns, and Melissa Ganz– will vote upon your request at their next scheduled meeting (The Mini-Grant Committee meets monthly during the regular academic year).


  1. Project Name
  2. Project Description (including primary and secondary audiences)
  3. How does your project further the Humanities at Marquette?
  4. Project Activities/Personnel for which you are requesting funding
  5. Total Amount Requested
  6. Date by when you would need the funds
  7. Name and Contact Info.

A member of the subcommittee on faculty funding requests may follow up with you with additional questions.




Through the Summer Faculty Fellowship (SFF) and Regular Research Grant (RRG) programs, the Committee on Research (COR) helps Marquette faculty make substantial and rapid advances in specific scholarly projects and stimulates extramural grant applications to support these projects. Note that in the past, the funding rate of SSF and RRG proposals has been approximately 50%. 

More information and 2022 SFF-RRG Application Kit


NEH Grant Application Information

The National Endowment for the Humanities hosted a series of ten virtual grant workshops in Spring 2021. NEH offers a variety of grant programs to individuals and organizations that do the highest quality work to promote the humanities. The workshops discussed grant opportunities, application information, deadlines, and more. Recordings of these workshops are available on their website.

NEH Summer Institute for College and University Educators

Application Information

The NEH Summer Institute on Middle Eastern Christianity invites applications for participation in this intensive humanities program, to be held June 5-25, 2022. This program is open to graduate students as well.

Humanities Without Walls at Marquette (HWW)

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2022 Grand Research Challenge Grant

What does humanities collaboration look like when it is multi-sited as well as interdisciplinary: when scholars from a variety of institutions and communities come together to partner not just in discrete research projects, but in the broader context of rethinking the direction of humanities research and education as well? And what can humanities research and practice do to turn our attention to the most compelling and urgent questions of our time—global displacement, police violence, water and food justice, multiracial community-building, racial disparities in health, indigenous art and activism— so that scholars move continuously across that porous boundary between the academic and the world? How, in short, can we design a humanities ecosystem that is truly “without walls?” The full GRC grant applications are due to HWW on November 15, 2022, Midnight, CST

Seed Grant Call for Proposals

The Humanities Without Walls PI team at Marquette along with the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs are pleased to announce the second seed grant opportunity for Marquette faculty interested in applying for the HWW Grand Research Challenge grants. We can support faculty grant writing during the summer of 2022 in advance of final GRC team proposal submissions to HWW in November 2022. The seed grant proposals are due to on Monday, May 2.


Media Projects 

Find application instructions for Media Projects grants here. There is a webinar about applying for Media Projects grants here.


Public Humanities Projects 

Funding is available for museum exhibitions, historic site interpretation, and humanities discussions.  Find application instructions for Public Humanities Projects grants here. For more information on applying for Public Humanities Projects grants check out our webinar here.


Fellowship Opportunities

Marquette University's Klingler College of Arts & Sciences External Fellowship Support Guidelines can be found HERE

The ACLS Leading Edge Fellowship program aims to demonstrate the potential of humanistic knowledge and methods to solve problems, build capacity, and advance social justice and equity. The fellowships support recent PhDs in the humanities and interpretative social sciences as they work with social justice organizations in communities across the Unites States.

Leading Edge Fellows:

  • Take on meaningful and interesting work in a challenging job market
  • Receive annual stipends of $62,500 in year one and $65,000 in year two, plus health insurance and professional development funding
  • Join the staff of social justice organizations
  • Undertake professional development activities with other fellows over the course of the fellowship
  • Begin two-year fellowship terms in September 2022
  • Institute for Research in the Humanities
    The IRH awards some 40-45 stipendary and non-stipendary fellowships to internal and external applicants each year. The College of Letters & Science and generous gifts to the Institute fund these fellowships, which are open to applicants in any discipline or field whose project has clear significance for the humanities. Most IRH fellowships are not limited by theme or research area, with the exception of the external Solmsen Fellowship for projects on pre-1700 Europe, the external Kingdon Fellowship on Judeo-Christian religious traditions, the Biruté Ciplijauskaité Fellowship for Iberian Spanish Literature, and the internal Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellowships.
  • Stanford Humanities Center
    Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Center sponsors advanced research in the humanities and the interpretive social sciences by investing in experiences—fellowships, workshops, lectures, and other events—that enrich research in and across the disciplines. 
  • National Humanities Center
    Since 1992, the National Humanities Center has provided college and university faculty with opportunities to deepen their knowledge and find intellectual renewal under the guidance of leading scholars.
  • The Newberry - Fellowships
    The Newberry’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship. Fellows have access to the Newberry’s wide-ranging and rare archival materials as well as to a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers, curators, and librarians. We expect recipients to advance scholarship in various fields, develop new interpretations, and expand our understandings of the past.
  • Fulbright Scholar Program
    The Fulbright Program, the flagship international academic exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, has fostered mutual understanding between the United States and other countries since 1946. The program provides awards to approximately 8,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals each year from the United States and 160 countries. Fulbright is unique in its binationalism and noted for its merit-based selection process and academic prestige. Fulbrighters come from all backgrounds and are selected regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • American Philosophical Society - Franklin Research Grants
    Since 1933 the APS has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. 
  • Cornell University Society for the Humanities - Fellowships
    The Society for the Humanities conducts several grant competitions for research, writing, and travel throughout the year. These grants are intended to foster the excellence in humanities research and writing for which Cornell faculty and graduate students are known. The Society places particular emphasis on innovative, interdisciplinary projects that involve Cornell colleagues from across the various disciplines of the humanities. In addition, the Society is proud to provide funding for humanities events organized by Cornell’s distinguished faculty as well as sponsor six-eight Visiting Fellows each year. 
  • University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study - Fellowships
    Each year, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study awards research fellowships to a diverse group of researchers who are working on interdisciplinary projects related to its yearly Research Theme. The NDIAS has supported projects from virtually every academic field and has funded researchers at every stage of their career, from graduate students to endowed professors. The Institute has also funded researchers from a wide variety of institutions, including top research universities, public policy centers, and liberal arts colleges.
  • American Council of Learned Societies - Fellowships
    ACLS is one of the leading private institutions supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels. Fellows and grantees in all programs are selected by committees of scholars appointed for this purpose. ACLS seeks to embed our commitment to inclusive excellence in all of our fellowship and grant programs, from our recruitment of peer reviewers to the evaluation of proposals and the administration of awards.
  • American Antiquarian Society - FellowshipsThe American Antiquarian Society offers long-term visiting academic research fellowships tenable for four to twelve months each year. (Short-term fellowships are available for scholars holding the Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research.) All awards are for a period of residence to use the AAS library's resources for research and writing. 
  • Mahindra Humanities Center - Fellowships

    The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for five one-year postdoctoral fellowships on the topic of the environmental humanities, drawn from any humanistic discipline. We interpret the environmental humanities in the broadest terms, to include all parts of the world and historical eras. Topics may include (but are not limited to) humanistic approaches to climate change, biodiversity, social justice, environmental justice, food justice, regenerative practices, gardening, landscape, urban foraging, health, and animal studies.