Spring 2019 Proposal-Writing Information Session

Informational panel discussions and Q&A for faculty and post-docs humanities & humanistic social sciences interested in pursuing external funding - Please RSVP

The competition for fellowships and other grant-funded activities is fierce. To assist in these efforts, the Center for the Humanities will host an information session for faculty and post-docs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences interested in pursuing external funding. Whether you are intending to prepare an application for the next funding cycle or you would just like more details on the process, you are welcome at this information session! 

Panel 1: How to Write a Winning Proposal — Perspectives of Grant Reviewers

Ignacio Infante (Comparative Literature and Romance Languages & Literatures), Mark Valeri (Religion & Politics) and Rebecca Copeland (East Asian Languages & Cultures)

Panel 2: How I Got Here — Experiences of Recent Grant & Fellowship Recipients

Lerone Martin (Religion & Politics), Paige McGinley (Performing Arts Department) and Abram Van Engen (English)

Please RSVP by Friday, April 26 using the RSVP link below.

Immediately after the workshop, please join us for our annual humanities happy hour! Swing by drinks and eats with your favorite humanists. We’ll also toast our outgoing interim director, Rebecca Wanzo, for her five years of service to the humanities center. Look for us at the Knight Center Pub, Monday, April 29 from 4 to 6 pm. Please RSVP by following this link. (Please also see the RSVP below for the information session.)


In past years, the humanities center has hosted both a Proposal-Writing Information Session and a Proposal-Writing Workshop on the same date. This year, we are splitting up the programming. The spring information session will lead into our annual Scholarly Writing Retreat, during which time participants may choose to write fellowship proposals. In the fall, near the application deadlines for several nationally competitive fellowship programs, the center will host the proposal-writing workshop (proposals to be workshopped due to the center by Thursday, August 15; follow this link for dates and details).