Funding Opportunities and Awards

External Funding Opportunities



Florida Humanities Council 100 Faces of War Special Initiative Grant

In recognition of the importance of the humanities both in helping Americans to understand the experiences of service members and in assisting veterans as they return to civilian life, the Florida Humanities Council has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution to bring the acclaimed 100 Faces of War traveling exhibit to Florida.
Notification date: Award decisions will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis within 30 days following receipt of application.
Amount: Up to $20,000. Minimum 1:1 cost share required. Approved applicant will be required to submit an AAM General Facility Report to the Smithsonian Institution following award notice from FHC. FHC funding will be contingent upon approval of the General Facility Report and submission to FHC of a completed exhibition contract with the Smithsonian Institution.

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

The Sustany Foundation Mini-Grant application

Sustany mini grants supported initiatives at Nature's Academy, Davis Islands Dog Park, Housing First Steps Forward, USF InterDisciplinary Exchange in Action (IDEA) conference, Edible Peace Patch Project, HCC Beyond Sustainability conference, Hope Grower's project turning recycle bins into grow bins, the Straz Center's Art of Ecology Series, and a garden collaboration between The Well and the Tampa Eden Project.

Mini-grant applicants will prepare a simple plan stating the initiative, how it fits into the mission of Sustany, and outlining a budget and timeline for execution.

Application deadline: Apps will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications should be submitted at least two months in advance of the project or event.


January 2018 Deadlines: 

Florida Humanities Council Community Project Grant  (Up to $5,000)

Community Project grants provide support for the planning and implementation of public humanities programs and resources that meet the needs and interests of local communities.

All projects must:
• be rooted in one or more of the disciplines of the humanities
• enlist the participation of humanities scholars and/or experts in the project's planning and execution, and
• engage the public in thoughtful and informed activities that explore humanities topics, including those related to Florida and/or topics of interest to Floridians

  Application deadline: January 19, 2018


February 2018 Deadlines: 

Florida Humanities Council Museum on Main Street Program (Up to $5,000)

What is Museum on Main Street?
The Smithsonian is coming to town! MoMS is a partnership of the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. The program brings high-quality traveling exhibits to small and underserved towns across the state. This comprehensive program provides access to a network of state scholars, programmatic funding, and a wide variety of capacity-building opportunities.

Museum on Main Street is designed to:
• provide access to state and national cultural resources;
• increase visibility and capacity of small-town museums;
• leverage partnerships for sustained impact in the community; and
• enhance local pride in small towns

Participating MoMS sites receive:
• A free-standing traveling Smithsonian exhibit
• $5,000 for programming (i.e. – local exhibits, lectures, panel discussions, etc.)
• A comprehensive Smithsonian press kit
• Institutional capacity-building opportunities

 Application Deadline: February 9, 2018


March 2018 Deadlines: 

Florida Humanities Council Walking Tour App (Up to $5,000)

Florida Stories, a walking tour app, supports the creation of cultural, historical, and architectural walking tours for communities across the state of Florida. The Florida Stories app allows users to learn about the history of some of Florida's most unique towns at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Florida Stories is designed to:
• explore the history and heritage of Florida
• increase knowledge about and appreciation of local communities
• connect small communities on a statewide platform
• create an immersive humanities program that is both fun and educational
• create sustainable and walkable cultural tourism products
• build collaboration between community partners

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018


May 2018 Deadlines: 

Summer Research Education Experience Programs

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences for high school, undergraduate and science teachers during the summer academic break.
Application Deadline: May 23, 2018


October 2018 Deadlines: 

 Clinical Studies of Safety and Effectiveness of Orphan Products Research Project Grant 

The goal of FDA's OPD grant program is to support the clinical development of products for use in rare diseases or conditions where no current therapy exists or where the product being developed will be superior to the existing therapy. FDA provides grants for clinical studies on safety and/or effectiveness that will either result in, or substantially contribute to, market approval of these products. Applicants must include in the application's Background and Significance section documentation to support the assertion that the orphan disease or condition to be studied is a "rare disease or condition" and an explanation of how the proposed study will either help support product approval or provide essential data needed for product development.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018