Faculty Resources

Funding Opportunities

The USF Humanities Institute supports faculty research in the humanities through various funding opportunities throughout the year. For questions about a specific faculty research funding opportunity, contact Liz Kicak.


Summer Grant Awards

The Humanities Institute Summer Grants are open to tenure-earning and tenured faculty whose research falls under the NEH definition of the humanities. Awards are up to $5,000. These funds may be used for travel for research, archival work, essential project-driven equipment, publishing support, research assistance, or summary salary.

Deadline to apply: February 16, 2024.

Applications are closed for the 2024 Summer Grant awards. Decision emails will be sent in March.

2024 Summer Grant Application 

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Faculty Fellowship Cohort

This program is designed to encourage interdisciplinary research and provide time and space for intellectual inquiry and collaboration among a cohort of USF faculty.  Fellows receive course release time, a shared office, and support from the Humanities Institute in order to pursue a year-long project.

Applications are OPEN for the AY 2024-2025 cohort. 
Deadline to apply: March 8, 2024.

Faculty Fellowship Application (AY 24-25) 

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DeBartolo Endowed Chair

The two-year rotating DeBartolo Endowed Chair within the Humanities Institute seeks to recognize a tenured CAS faculty member who is both an active scholar and engaged teacher. The DeBartolo Chair will be expected to be an active participant in the campus community and oversee a major project (or series of projects) for the USF Humanities Institute within one of the Institute’s areas of strategic growth.

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