Opportunities

Upcoming Grant and Fellowship Opportunities

  • HNAC Mini-Grants

HNAC (Humanities Network and Consortium) is offering 4-6 $100-300 project development mini-grants for UNCG faculty members in the Humanities (Tenure Track or Non-Tenure Track). This HNAC Mini-Grants are designed to help pay for expenses associated with research expenses related to publications, exhibitions, grant writing, or other project development/completion expenses. Qualifying expenses include but are not exclusive to translating, editing, training, design work, or other services required to complete a research oriented project, publication, exhibition, etc.

For more detailed information, please visit https://hnac.uncg.edu/2020/11/12/hnac-mini-grants-are-back/

Applications will be due November 29th, 2020.
Please, email applications to HNAC Steering Committee Member, Maggie Murphy – mmurphy@uncg.edu
Successful applicants will be informed of their mini-grant the week of Dec. 7th, 2020. Awardees will work with HNAC administrative staff on reimbursements and paperwork. Any questions can be directed to HNAC Director Elizabeth Perrill – eaperril@uncg.edu

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grants

NEH’s Collaborative Research Program funds projects involving two or more scholars, allowing for both interdisciplinary and single-field projects. Collaborators may be from different or the same institution(s), and the project aims to encourage “projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, and explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities.”

The maximum award amount is up to $250,000 and the period performance is 1-3 years, both depending on funding category. The deadline for this cycle is December 2, 2020.

Find out more here: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/collaborative-research-grants

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations Grants

NEH’s Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations Program provides grants to organizations to support collaborative teams who are translating, editing, and annotating important humanities texts that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate translations and editions. The program supports both part- and full-time activities during the one- to three-year performance period for groups of at least two scholars working collaboratively on the project.

The maximum award amount is up to $300,000, with a potential $450,000 award for ‘projects that respond to ‘A More Perfect Union’: NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Celebrating the Nation’s 250th Anniversary.” The deadline for the current cycle is December 2, 2020.

Find out more here: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/scholarly-editions-and-translations-grants

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars Program

NEH’s Public Scholars Program offers grants to “individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication,” and focuses on supporting “the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public.” No academic affiliation or advanced degree is required for application in order to encourage non-academic writers to engage with the humanities in their work and for academic scholars to broaden humanities readership.

The maximum award amount is up to $5,000 per month throughout a period of performance from six months to one year. This cycle’s application due date is December 16, 2020.

Find out more here: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program

 

Workshops and Training Opportunities

  • Designing Effective Online Courses – New Nov. 30 Sessions

 This workshop will provide faculty and staff with information, tools, and experiences that will help them to be more successful—and more comfortable—teaching online. Because time is of the essence, the UNC System Division of Academic Affairs, and its Digital Learning Initiative, have designed this workshop to focus on the most essential topics any faculty member will need to move their courses online quickly and effectively. The material will be aimed at instructors who have minimal proficiency leading online learning environments, but experienced instructors will also find new tips, hot topics, and useful activities. This is sure to be a vital and useful opportunity for staff and faculty!

Follow this link to learn more and register: https://www.northcarolina.edu/offices-and-services/digital-learning/resources-and-support/designing-effective-online-courses/

 

Writing Groups and Resources

  • HNAC Writing Group Sign-Up

HNAC is interested in helping foster writing communities that meet the needs of UNCG faculty. Please add your name if you have interest in participating in any kind of writing community. We will then help to facilitate possible meetings times and/or smaller groups that meet the needs of all who are interested. Here at HNAC we want to encourage and support cross-campus and interdisciplinary fellowship and scholarship, so we encourage anyone interested to reach out!
Email Jeremy Rinker for Group Information – jarinker@uncg.edu

  • Agraphia Writing and Support Group – Accountability

For Fall 2020, Agraphia meets virtually every Wednesday at 3:30 to 4 pm, through the end of the semester, via Zoom.
How to join:
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm to 4 pm, through the end of the semester.
Come Weekly, Monthly, or just drop in –
Email Anna R. Craft for Zoom details –  arcraft@uncg.edu

  • Fall 2020 Write-on-Site – Real-Time Writing

Join the Write-on-Site group for a semester-long Write on Site through Zoom starting on Aug 24, 2020, every Monday from 11:45 am – 2 pm. Anyone may join!
Email Heather Adams for details (and interest for additional times) – hbadams@uncg.edu

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