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Project Grants

About Project Grants

Applicants may request up to $10,000 to support the program costs of public humanities projects. The basic request of up to $5,000 must be matched by in-kind contributions. An additional amount up to $5,000 may be requested if matched by third-party cash contributions, which must be in place at the time of application to AH. Applicants may be awarded up to three Project Grants each fiscal year (November 1 through October 31).

Grant Guidelines
Intent to Apply Form
Frequently Asked Questions
Grants Funded

We are working hard to implement a new online grants management system.  In order to effectively transition to the new system, we will be holding only one more Project Grant cycle this fiscal year (November 1, 2014 – October 31, 2015).  The cycles with start dates of March 27 and July 24 will NOT be implemented. Please see below for the revised Project Grants schedule.

November 14, 2014 January 9, 2015 March 2, 2015
March 27, 2015 May 8, 2015 June 29, 2015
July 24, 2015 September 11, 2015 October 26, 2015
April 24, 2015 June 5, 2015 August 31, 2015

Eligible projects must begin after the award notification date. If your project is multi-phased or ongoing, AH funds may only be used for project activities taking place after this date.

2015 Special Initiatives

AH requests proposals for Project Grants on specific themes or target specific audiences:

  • Civil Discourse

AH will give special consideration to grant proposals that unite a humanities perspective with civil discourse techniques for public discussion about the important issues that affect our collective future.

  • Target Audience

AH will give special consideration to grant proposals that seek to target children, teens, and young adults.

Teachers’ Institutes and In-service Programs

Special Guidelines AH encourages proposals that promote collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue between teachers and humanities advisors. Proposals for Teacher Institutes or In-service Programs must follow the guidelines and instructions that apply to AH project grants. Eligible expenditures may also include travel stipends or tuition waivers for teachers participating in the program. In addition, proposals must:

    • Focus on delivering humanities content rather than pedagogy, and must include humanities advisor(s) in the planning, content development, and implementation of the program.
    • Include the development of curriculum materials or other resources that can be used directly in the classroom, and provide an explanation of how curriculum materials will be made available to teachers and in what format.
    • Clearly state how the program content adheres, or can be applied to, the Arizona Department of Education academic K-12 standards.