Charleston – The West Virginia Humanities Council announces its upcoming February 1, 2023, grant deadline for
three grant categories: Major grants, which are awarded twice a year for projects requesting up to $20,000;
Fellowships of $3,000, which are awarded annually for scholarly research projects; and Minigrants, which are
awarded four times a year for projects requesting $2,000 or less.
The Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia
through grants and direct programs in the humanities. A variety of matching grants are offered by the Humanities
Council year-round to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia that support educational programming.
See below for complete descriptions of grant applications due February 1:
Major grants. This category supports public programs including, but not limited to, lectures, school projects,
symposia, panel discussions, reading and discussion series, exhibits, reenactments, and conferences. Major grant
proposals may request up to $20,000. Applicants must allow twelve weeks between the deadline and the start of the
Fellowships. Stipends of $3,000 are awarded once a year to West Virginia college and university humanities faculty
and independent scholars for research and writing projects. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the study
of interpretive archaeology; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; history; jurisprudence; modern and
classical languages; linguistics; literature; philosophy; comparative religion; and philosophical and historical
approaches to the social sciences.
Minigrants. Humanities Council minigrants support small projects, single events, lectures, small museum exhibits and
brochures, consultation needs, and planning for more complex projects. Minigrant deadlines are February 1, April 1, June 1, and October 1 for projects requesting $2,000 or less. Applicants must allow six weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.
Throughout 2023, the Humanities Council is especially interested in projects centered on strengthening American democracy and addressing our changing climate.
For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program contact Humanities Council grants
administrator Erin Riebe at (304) 346-8500 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Grant guidelines and applications are also available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org.