Apply for funding (2018 - 2019)
This smaller funding pool can be used to enhance existing courses, such as adding community engagement, a new set of readings previously unfamiliar to the instructor, or technology in the classroom. It may also be used to fund student-centered interdisciplinary Humanities reading or research groups.
HDF Collaborative Fellowship
The Furman Collaborative Fellowship promotes collegiality, collaboration, and multi-disciplinary scholarship, research, and creative activity on the most pressing societal issues and larger humanistic questions that foster understanding of the human condition. Each year the HDF will support the formation of one or two multi-disciplinary cohorts of up to four Furman faculty members from three different academic disciplines to examine issues of pressing concern in the humanities and fine arts.
Conference & Events Grant
The Humanities Development Fund (HDF) at Furman University sponsors *student-centered* events that innovate (e.g, Digital Humanities workshop), that fill gaps in our campus knowledge base (e.g., bring a scholar in a sub-field Furman does not employ), and that raise the profile of the Humanities at Furman (e.g., an internationally significant film festival, celebrity speaker, or first-of-its kind conference).
HDF Faculty and Student Research Fellowships
Furman HDF Faculty and Student Research Fellowships fund faculty, student, and collaborative faculty-student research projects and creative activities in the humanities and the arts, including but not limited to the following: (co-)authoring essays, conducting archival research, (co-)translating primary texts for publication, hosting public colloquia or seminars, and (collaborating on) public and mediated humanities and arts projects. Fellowships typically support problem-focused research in the humanities and original creative projects in the arts that are likely to have broad impacts in their fields and beyond. Awards will be granted to projects led by individual arts and humanities faculty or majors or interdisciplinary faculty teams that include at least one faculty member from an arts or humanities discipline.
Book Development Grant
Furman HDF Book Development Grants support the publication of scholarly books that present original research or book-length creative content. This grant is available for edited collections, co-authored works, and monographs. Funding will be based on merit and need. Examples of eligible expenses include costs associated with indexing, obtaining digital images, compensating qualified readers, securing copyright permissions, and modest subventions requested by publishers. HDF Book Development Grants are not designated for textbooks. HDF Book Development grants do not typically cover research costs, travel, book conferences, or publicity expenses.
Support from HDF Book Development Grant funds are limited to a maximum of $2,000 per faculty member during any 3-year period. Applications may be made at any time and are funded on a rolling basis.