Grants are available to USA institutions of higher education to enhance humanities studies. Project categories include planning and implementation. Eligible uses of funding include curriculum development, professional development, pilot courses, and engagement with IHE leadership to obtain program approval. Applications are welcome from community colleges, liberal arts colleges, regional comprehensive institutions, and research universities.
The application deadline is December 1st, 2023.
This funding opportunity is available to regionally accredited private not-for-profit and public institutions of higher education. The Cornerstone: Learning for Living initiative welcomes the participation of a diverse array of institutions—community colleges, liberal arts colleges, regional comprehensive institutions, and research universities.
The Cornerstone: Learning for Living aims to reinvigorate the role of the humanities in general education, and in doing so, expose a broad array of students to the power of the humanities; help students of all backgrounds build a sense of belonging and community; strengthen the coherence and cohesiveness of general education; and increase teaching opportunities for humanities faculty.
This initiative is dedicated to the proposition that transformative texts—regardless of authorship, geography, or the era that produced them—perform a democratizing function in giving students the analytical tools and historical awareness to interrogate themselves as well as the culture and society by which we are all partially formed. Such texts give students access to a wide range of lived experiences and form the basis for creating a common intellectual experience that fosters a sense of community.
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