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Grants and Awards

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Past Projects

Decades of work bringing humanities programming to Tennesseans across the state lead to a varied collection of past projects we've undertaken and rich content associated with them. Here is a glimpse of some of our past projects, for your perusal. 

Sample Projects funded through our Grant Program

The inspiring projects below exceeded the funding criteria. They featured insightful content with appeal and relevance to a diversified audience, and often set the stage for the continued engagement of Tennesseans in the humanities.

An American Pilgrimage

James Agee Film Project
Johnson City

An American Pilgrimage will be a six-part series of one-hour films that tell the story of religion in America from pre-contact native American to the present. Humanities Tennessee provided funds in support of pre-production and scripting in 2009; this grant supports the filming of interviews for the parts one through three.

An American Pilgrimage will be a six-part series of one-hour films that tell the story of religion in America from pre-contact native American to the present. Humanities Tennessee provided funds in support of pre-production and scripting in 2009; this grant supports the filming of interviews for the parts one through three.

Additional Resources for Teachers

Below are links to websites with resources for K–12 teachers in Tennessee. Humanities Tennessee provides these links to the public for information purposes only. Please contact the organizations listed below for further information.

About Small Grants

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About Grants and Awards

The Grants and Awards program includes support for general, community-generated humanities projects, the Awards of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities, and the Southern Humanities Media Fund.

Grants and Awards

The Grants and Awards program includes support for general, community-generated humanities projects, the Awards of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities, and the Southern Humanities Media Fund.

About Grants and Awards

The Grants and Awards program includes support for general, community-generated humanities projects, the Awards of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in the Humanities, and the Southern Humanities Media Fund. Read more ...

About Teacher Awards

Awards of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities are available each year for up to six full-time 3rd–12th grade Tennessee teachers who have demonstrated excellence in teaching the humanities, thus making the humanities an important part of their students' lives. Read more...

Apply for a Grant

Humanities Tennessee's general grant round occurs annually in the spring, and a small grant project round occurs each summer, providing there are unallocated funds remaining from the general grant round. Read more..

Recipient Tools

Grant recipients may download reporting requirement, Humanities Tennessee logos, and other related publicity resources. Read more …

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Recently Funded Projects

The project will provide, in the summers of 2012-13, learning opportunities for history teachers to gain content knowledge of East Tennessee in the Civil War era, and to visits local history sites that tell that story. The project combines 2 day-long institutes (2012) and a five-day institute (2013).