Humanities Center Summer Grants for Lehigh University Faculty

The Humanities Center welcomes proposals for one faculty summer research grant of $6,000. The grant will support a faculty member’s pursuit of a humanistic research project or creative activity. One faculty grant will be awarded for the summer of 2016.

Any tenured or tenure-track faculty member in the humanities (broadly defined) at Lehigh who has not received a grant (external or internal) for the same summer and who will not be teaching during the summer is eligible to apply.

The grant recipient will share the outcome of his/her research activities with members of the Lehigh community in Fall 2016. There is no set format for how the grant recipient will share his/her work, and candidates should explain their plans for facilitating meaningful interaction on the subject of their research. In the past, grant winners have made formal presentations, offered workshops, done readings, and put together exhibitions.

In considering applications, the Humanities Center Committee will evaluate the merit and significance of the proposed research project as well as the candidate’s plans for sharing it with the Lehigh community. The Humanities Center will announce the grant awardee on or before April 29th.

Proposals should include:

  •   1 page summary of the project the candidate will develop. This statement should explain the research topic and its scholarly significance to an audience of scholars working in fields across the humanities.
  •   1 page explanation of how the candidate plans to share the results of his or her work with the Lehigh community.
  •   A statement indicating that the candidate has not received any other grants for the same summer and that s/he is not teaching over the summer at Lehigh or at any other institution.