WV Humanities Council seeks proposals

The West Virginia Humanities Council is seeking proposals for its upcoming September 1 grant deadline. Four grant categories will be offered to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia that support educational programming. They are Major, Media, and Publication grants for projects requesting over $1,500 and up to $20,000, and Teacher Institute grants, up to $25,000, which are awarded annually for summer teaching seminars. A description of each category follows:
Major grants. This category supports public programs including, but not limited to, lectures, school projects, symposia, panel discussions, reading and discussion series, exhibits, reenactments, and conferences. Major grant proposals should request more than $1,500 and up to $20,000. Applicants should allow twelve weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.
Media grants. This category supports the planning, scripting, and production of audio or video materials, websites, or a newspaper series. Media grant proposals should request more than $1,500 and up to $20,000. Applicants should allow twelve weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.
Publication grants. This category supports the production phase of completed manuscripts on West Virginia topics in the humanities and by West Virginia authors on any subject in the humanities. Only recognized academic and established nonprofit presses are eligible to apply. Publication grant proposals should request more than $1,500 and up to $20,000. Applicants should allow twelve weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.
Teacher Institute grants. This category is available to college and university faculty to develop summer seminars on humanities topics suited to the teaching needs of elementary or secondary teachers. Applicants may request up to $25,000, and should allow twelve weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.
The Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. For more information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program contact Humanities Council grants administrator Amy Saunders Postalwait at (304) 346-8500 or via email at postalwait@wvhumanities.org. Grant Guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website, wvhumanities.org/grants.

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