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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.

  • The Annual Grant Competition supports ambitious public humanities projects of accomplished, professional organizations. Unallocated funds from the annual grant competition are available through Small Project Grants on an annual basis. As this program is highly competitive, small or emerging organizations may prefer to apply to our Community History Development Fund. Projects primarily scholarly in nature, rather than public, may wish to apply to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • The Award of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities is an annual awards program acknowledging excellence in grades 3–12 humanities education by providing fellowships to selected nominees and their schools.
  • The Southern Humanities Media Fund (SHMF) is a collaboration among several state humanities councils that provides funding for radio, television, and film projects that explore the history and culture of the South and its inhabitants. Visit our Program Bureau Video Library for information about utilizing these films in the classroom or for the general public and links to our online video catalog.