Faculty Grants

The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center provides financial support for humanities initiatives through two grant programs open to UMaine faculty, lecturers and adjuncts. 

  1. UMaine faculty can apply for MHC Sponsorship Grants of up to $500 to support public humanities and innovative teaching programs on-or-off campus.  There is no application deadline, new applications will be considered as they are submitted. For more information about Sponsorship Grants, contact the Center Director at bwiemann@maine.edu
  2. The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center Faculty Grant award applications are being accepted for maximum awards of $5,000 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. Email completed grant applications and budget forms, available for download below, to Director bwiemann@maine.edu by October 17, 2022 for the Fall 2022 deadline

NOTE: MHC event support for short-term events (single-day lectures, masterclasses, Zoom panels, etc., with potential expenses under $500) will be considered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Those applications will still use the budget template provided below, with descriptions of the event and the budget sent to Beth Wiemann (bwiemann@maine.edu). Support will depend in part on availability of funding, particularly towards the end of the fiscal year.

To see the faculty research proposals that have been funded in the past, click here. 

All McGillicuddy Humanities Center Faculty Grants are awarded in compliance with the University of Maine System Board of Trustees Policy Manual, Section 209: “Intellectual Property”.   Specifically, acceptance of an Award constitutes agreement and acceptance of all definitions and policies described in the “University of Maine System Statement of Policy Governing Patents and Copyrights.”

Faculty Grant Forms:

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For outside funding opportunities in the humanities, check out our Resources page.