About the Center

The human fingerprint maps our identity, the ties that bind us, the lingering traces we leave on this earth. As humanists, we explore the durability as well as the fragility of the human condition — opening windows onto worlds near to home and oceans away, worlds we interpret through stories and images, poems and performance, history and narratives, sounds and silence. At Washington University in St. Louis, the Center for the Humanities facilitates the labor of humanists by nurturing innovative research, transformative pedagogy, and vibrant community engagement locally and globally.

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Funding new research in the humanities

Pursuing new scholarly ideas about the world takes funding — whether it's for a two-month tour of research sites in Japan or a two-week trip to an archive to view materials available only there — that can be hard to find via regular channels. The Center for the Humanities fills this gap with a number of funding opportunities for Washington University faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Learn more about their stories!

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Divided City Community Grant Info Session 2022

Zoom | https://wustl.zoom.us/j/91354370006

We are now accepting proposals for the third and final round of Divided City Community Grants. Divided City 2022 will offer grants between $5,000 - $20,000 to individuals and organizations in the St. Louis metro area engaged in community work or creative practice related to urban segregation. Members of the St. Louis community can apply without Washington University affiliation.

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Drop in session: Local History Open House

Special Collections Classroom, Olin Level 1

Organized by Special Collections, University Libraries; open to all WashU faculty and staff

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Proposal-Writing Information Session & Workshop 2022

Danforth University Center, Room 276 and various

Information session and workshops for faculty and postdocs seeking external funding - registration by Friday, August 5 appreciated

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Faculty Fellowships at Center for the Humanities

Time devoted exclusively to research and writing is integral to academic productivity. Faculty fellowships provide the opportunity to make significant strides.

Apply for funding for humanities research, fellowships, reading groups and more

The humanities center facilitates the labor of humanists by nurturing innovative research, transformative pedagogy, and vibrant community engagement locally and globally.

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