theatrical productions with post- or pre-performance discussion
content-based professional development workshops for teachers
To get a sense of some of the specific programming we have supported, we suggest a stroll through the Grants Awarded section.
Project Grant with a maximum award of $5,000: Project Grants The standard Project Grant award is up to $5,000, though some project grants may be as high as $10,000, as enumerated below.
Project Grants with a maximum award of $10,000:
Crisis, Community, and Civic Culture Project Grants Proposals for public programs that respond to our theme, by exploring the confluence of challenges that has led to today's fraying of the social contract as well as the history and promise of collective action organized in response to a variety of crises, may be eligible for a maximum award of $10,000. Projects may utilize the full range of public program formats. All other Mass Humanities' grant guidelines and restrictions apply. Applicants may find it helpful to review a brief list of funded projects that suit the theme and a list of related significant anniversaries (2011-2015). (DETAILS)
Engaging New Audiences Project Grants (ENA) Proposals for public programs that include a detailed and realistic plan for engaging new and larger audiences with limited access to the humanities may be eligible for a maximum award of $10,000. Projects may utilize the full range of public program formats. All other Mass Humanities' grant guidelines and restrictions apply. (DETAILS)
Media Grants Films that explore humanities themes may be eligible for an award of up to $10,000. Film and video grants at the $10,000 maximum are only available for pre-production and Social Media Outreach (DETAILS). Preference will be given to projects that address Massachusetts topics.
Mass Humanities now accepts applications online only. There are three parts to the project grant online application process. See deadlines chart for specific deadlines for each part of the application process.
Submit an online Letter of Inquiry form (LOI) six weeks prior to the application deadline.
If LOI is approved, submit a draft about three weeks before the final application is due.
Submit full application by deadline.
Download and read the project grant guidelines document before submitting an LOI. Full instructions on how to apply online can be found on page 9 or here.
A public humanities project must be substantively rooted in one or more of the humanities disciplines.
Relevant Web Addresses for Projects, SMOG and Media Form
Events Listing Form
Oral History Guidelines
Teacher Training Program Outreach
Post Funding/Reporting Documents
Grantees receiving grants after August 1, 2011, are filing their reports in the online application system. Required reports are assigned to you. Log on to complete your reports. Grantees receiving grants prior to August 1, 2011, must submit their reports via the mail system or email. The necessary forms you may need can be found below.
Project Director`s Evaluation Form (all projects)
Participating Scholar`s Evaluation Form
Audience Evaluation Form
Interim Expenditures Report (for grants of more than $5k)
Final Expenditures Report
Membership List of Mass Humanities Board and Staff
Important Payment and Reporting Information
Publicity, Event Updates, and Acknowledging Mass Humanities