The program received a recent boost from President Todd Saliman, who increased this year’s total funding to $100,000 to support the growth and development of faculty in the humanities across CU.
This significant financial commitment to the arts and humanities makes possible awards of up to $15,000 for one year and may include one course buyout and funding for a faculty member’s scholarly and creative work. Full-time tenured faculty, tenure-track faculty and clinical teaching faculty are eligible to apply.
Previously, program awards ranged from $1,000 to $5,000 and were limited to use for community projects promoting the humanities. In response to feedback from the President’s Fund for the Humanities advisory committee and university constituents, the program is now focused on supporting faculty research, scholarship and creative work.
In response to feedback from the President’s Fund for the Humanities advisory committee and university constituents, the program was broadened to enable support of faculty research and creative work.
The President’s Fund for the Humanities (PFH) was established to promote and enhance the humanities on and across CU campuses and in the wider community, and to preserve a balance in the university’s programs of education and research by giving special attention to the humanities.
An advisory board composed of faculty representatives from each campus considers the proposals and makes funding recommendations to the president.
Successful proposals for the PFH program describe a well-developed scholarly or creative project rooted in the arts and humanities with clear and feasible outcomes.
The proposal submission form, along with other proposal criteria and requirements, is online at https://www.cu.edu/oaa/grants/presidents-fund-humanities.
Deadline for proposal submissions is 5 p.m. Nov. 11, 2022.