WV Humanities Council Grant Deadline Announced

The West Virginia Humanities Council has announced a Feb. 1, 2024, grant deadline for three categories: major grants, which are awarded twice a year for projects requesting up to $20,000; fellowships of $3,000, which are awarded annually for scholarly research projects; and minigrants, which are awarded four times a year for projects requesting $2,000 or less.
The Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, serves West Virginia through grants and direct programs in the humanities. A variety of matching grants are offered by the Humanities
Council year-round to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia that support educational programming.
The major grants category supports public programs including lectures, school projects, symposia, panel discussions, reading and discussion series, exhibits, reenactments and conferences.
Major grant proposals may request up to $20,000. Applicants must allow 12 weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.
Under fellowships, stipends of $3,000 are awarded once a year to West Virginia college and university humanities faculty and independent scholars for research and writing projects.
Eligible projects include the study of interpretive archaeology; the history, theory and criticism of the arts; ethics; history; jurisprudence; modern and classical languages; linguistics; literature; philosophy; comparative religion; and philosophical and historical approaches to the social sciences.
Minigrants support small projects, single events, lectures, small museum exhibits and
brochures, consultation needs and planning for more complex projects.
Minigrant deadlines are Feb. 1, April 1, June 1 and Oct. 1 for projects requesting $2,000 or less.
Applicants must allow six weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.
To apply for any of the grants, contact Humanities Council grants administrator Erin Riebe at 304.346.8500 or via email at [email protected].
Grant guidelines and applications are also available on the Humanities Council website,