The New Jersey Council for the Humanities funds nonprofit organizations to develop meaningful humanities projects for New Jersey audiences. New grant categories continue NJCH’s long history of project-based funding while adding new opportunities for planning, experimenting, researching, and piloting new ideas. They welcome applications from libraries, museums, educational institutions, social service organizations, historical societies, cultural organizations, and other community organizations. Larger organizations, such as colleges and universities, will need to demonstrate meaningful public engagement beyond the confines of the institution in their final application to have a competitive proposal.
The grant program includes:
*Incubation grants up to $5000 (given two times per year) to experiment, plan, research, prototype, and examine new programs and topics. Grant period up to 12 months.
*Action grants up to $20,000 (given once per year) to implement or expand programs. Grant period up to 18 months.
Projects should demonstrate an awareness of the needs and interests of audience members in your community. They should involve a strong project team and must include a humanities scholar at some phase of the project. The scholar’s participation may or may not happen during the grant period or be supported by this grant request, depending on project need.
For complete guidelines, deadlines, qualification information, click here.
From: H-New Jersey