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McGillicuddy Humanities Center Funding Fall Deadline

October 19

Applications and proposals for student and faculty funding from the McGillicuddy Humanities Center are due October 19, 2020. More information about each opportunity is available below, or on our website at umaine.edu/mhc/research/. Student Fellows are awarded $8,000 over a two semester period. Faculty grants of up to $5,000 are awarded to support classrooms initiatives, events, and research.

Please note: For academic year 2020-2021, the McGillicuddy Humanities Center will not be awarding faculty grants for travel.  This is in accordance with the University of Maine System’s current travel guidance regarding covid-19. Proposals not involving travel will be unaffected by this temporary change.

Undergraduate Fellowships

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellows program offers junior and senior humanities students the support needed to concentrate on their coursework and develop research or creative projects, work collaboratively with a select group of peers, participate in interdisciplinary humanities programs, and gain professional skills. Fellows will receive $4000 each per semester for two consecutive semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall cycles). At the culmination of their tenure, Fellows must give one live presentation of their research.

Application Process

We have recently updated the fellowship application process. Guidelines for what information should be included in your proposal, and how it should be formatted, are available at umaine.edu/mhc/research/. The document also includes guidelines and instructions for your faculty advisor’s letter of support, which is to be mailed separately from your application to mhc@maine.edu. Applications are invited annually in October and March, and are evaluated by a team of faculty advisors based on the rubric available below. Fellowships are competitive but are based on the strength of one’s ideas and research plans, not the strength of one’s GPA.  We fund up to eight MHC Undergraduate Fellows at a time. Applications for this cycle are due October 19, 2020 via our online portal.

Faculty Grants

The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center Faculty Grant award applications are being accepted for maximum awards of $5000 to support faculty at all levels, for their research, community engagement, or innovative teaching proposals. Funds are used for expense reimbursement and cannot be used as compensation for faculty time.

Application Process

Grant applications and budget forms can be found on our website, and emailed to Director michael.socolow@maine.edu by October 19, 2020 for the fall deadline.