Alabama Humanities Foundation is accepting applications for grants to support public humanities projects.
The grants program accommodates the broadest possible range of topics and formats for imaginative proposals. Applicants are encouraged to develop projects for a wide variety of audiences, including: library and museum patrons, teachers and scholars, youth, senior citizens, nursing home residents, hospital patients, the economically disadvantaged, the incarcerated, and the hearing and sight impaired.
- Mini Grants are designed for flexibility and expedience, Mini Grants support a wide variety of public humanities projects from workshops and small exhibitions to reading/discussion series and lecture/discussion programs. Mini Grants are different from Major Grants in that they feature reduced and simplified application requirements. Mini Grants are up to $1,500
- Public Discussion Grants fund a broad range of projects. Formats include workshops, reading/discussion, lecture/discussion, and other community forums which encourage scholar/audience dialogue. They may be supplemented by other formats such as media items or exhibitions. Public Discussion Grants are major grants ($1,500 and up).
- Teacher programs range from weekend workshops and two- to four-week intensive summer institutes to several months in length. Teacher Grants support a variety of formats focusing on reading, writing and discourse on the humanities currently in the Alabama public school curriculum. AHF stipulates that participating educational institutions waive tuition fees for participants. AHF does not fund individuals. Teacher programs are major grants ($1,500 and up).
- Exhibition Grants support production of wall-mounted or portable interpretive exhibitions for displays at public sites such as libraries, museums, and government buildings. Interpretation by humanities scholars in the form of captioning, pamphlets, and lecture/discussion programs must be an integral part of the exhibition. Exhibition grants are major grants ($1,500 and up).
- Media Grants provide support for films, videos, web-based projects, as well as television and radio programs which have an Alabama-specific focus. All media projects must be accompanied by online, interpretive study or resource guides. Applicants must have extensive experience with media production techniques. All Media Grants are in the form of matching funds. Outright funds are not awarded in this category. Media grants are major grants ($1,500 and up).
Preliminary Grant Application: In order for a proposal to be considered for funding, a Preliminary Grant Application must be submitted via email to the Grants Director, email@example.com, in advance of the application deadline. The Preliminary Grant Application must consist of a two-page Summary Narrative outlining project goals, humanities focus and scholarship, intended audience, key project personnel, and publicity and marketing strategy, and a Summary Budget detailing proposed grant funds and proposed applicant cost-share, which may include in-kind. Please use the Summary Budget on page 3 of the Budget Guidelines.
Applications are due no later than June 16 by midnight.
Mini grants will receive notice of award by July 11, 2014; Major grants will receive notice of award by Aug. 11, 2014.
For more information about grants, contact Thomas Bryant at (205) 558-3997 or firstname.lastname@example.org.