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Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship and Seed Grant CFP

The Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship provides an award of $50,000 to humanities professors to advance ambitious projects to infuse the richness, profundity, and nuance that give the humanities their lasting value into public life. Whiting Public Engagement Seed Grants provide up to $10,000 each for public-facing projects at an earlier stage of development. UW may select a candidate for either program or one for each.

Whiting’s guidelines and eligibility criteria for the two programs are available online here.

Eligibility: To be eligible for either program, nominees must be full-time humanities faculty at an accredited US institution of higher learning as of September 2019; they must be early-career, which we define as pre-tenure, untenured, or having received tenure in the last five years. (Note that full-time adjunct faculty at an equivalent career stage are eligible.)

If you would like to be considered for one of UW’s two nominee opportunities, please submit a two-page preproposal, CV, and brief description of how you would use the funds to Kim Johnson-Bogart,, no later than April 1, 2018 at 5 pm. Please address Whiting’s review criteria and advice in their Appendix.

Applicants are encouraged to review project summaries of recent winners of the Fellowship and Seed Grant competitions.

Please contact Kim Johnson-Bogart at or 206-221-4337 with any questions.