Weiner Humanities Research Grant

Funded by a bequest from Maxwell C. Weiner, the Weiner Humanities Research Grants were established by Arts & Sciences to foster greater faculty research across the humanities. Their primary intent is to enable our tenured Humanities faculty who do not currently receive an annual research fund to pursue new research directions. The grants can be used for travel, books or other research-related expenses.  

An annual research fund of up to $2,000 per year. Awards will generally be for five years and can be renewed by reapplying. A faculty member must remain actively involved in research and teaching to qualify for renewal.

Important dates & details

Application Deadline: February 15, 12 PM CST

Award notification: By April 30

Grant amount: annual research fund of up to $2,000. Awards will generally be for five years and can be renewed by reapplying.

Initial grant period: July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021

Eligibility: Full-time, tenured Washington University humanities faculty.  Preference will be given to faculty who do not currently receive annual research funding. A faculty member must be actively involved in research and teaching to qualify.

    How to Apply

    Applications must include:

    1.   Completed and signed Application Cover Sheet (see link below)

    2.   Narrative (600-word maximum). Within the narrative, applicants should include a short listing of the activities to be supported, as well as the proposal's significance to the humanities and their own research.

    3.   Short CV (2-page maximum)

    Application download: (link to application form)

    Application requirements: Submit your application as a single pdf to: cenhumapp@wustl.edu using the following naming convention for your application pdf: Last name First name Weiner Grant

    Evaluation criteria: Proposals are reviewed by the Director of the Center for the Humanities, in consultation with other faculty members and administrators as needed. If there are more applications that clearly fulfill the goals of the program than can be funded, the proposals selected will be those that seem most likely to make a substantial contribution to the progress of the faculty members’ research, and contribute to the development of innovative humanistic interdisciplinary dialogue.

    Grant administration: Grant awards will be administered through the faculty member’s home department.

    • Funds will be made available in an appropriate account by July 1.   
    • Grantees are expected to adhere to all administrative and financial policies of the university.
    • Any funds not spent during a given fiscal year automatically carry forward to the next fiscal year.
    • Awards will generally be for five years, and can be renewed by reapplying, as long as the faculty member remains actively involved in research and teaching.