Grants


Grants Announcements

In 2023, Utah Humanities will offer the following: Quick Grants, Competitive Grants, Oral History Grants, and Fellowships.

Quick Grant Applications for 2023 are now open and accepted on a rolling basis. Please remember that applications must be submitted as drafts at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the project.

Deadlines and Details

Deadlines for Competitive Grant and Fellowship Applications 2023

  • Required draft applications due: Wednesday, March 1st
  • UH draft feedback returned to applicants: Friday, March 31st
  • Final application submission deadline: Friday, April 14th
  • Funding notifications sent: Friday, June 2nd
  • Competitive Grant projects must begin on or after June 1. Grant funds may not be used toward work on the project happing prior to June 1.

Unique Entity ID (UEI) for Federal Awards

All Competitive Grant applicants must have a UEI to be considered for funding. Beginning in April 2022, the federal government transitioned away from the use of the DUNS number to the new Unique Entity ID (UEI) for federal awards. If you already have a DUNS number, you can get your UEI by signing into the SAM.gov Getting Started webpage. Existing registered entities can find their Unique Entity ID by following the steps here.

Organizations that do not submit their final reports and cash requests within 3 months of the end of their grant period may forfeit the remaining funding and may not be eligible for future grants from UH.

*Please review all guidelines, instructions, and other documents carefully before contacting UH with questions. These will likely answer most questions. If not, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Grant Writing Support

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Grant Writing Tips

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Competitive Grants


Funding for Projects Designed to Improve Communities Through Active Engagement in the Humanities

Competitive Grants ($2,001-$8,000) are accepted annually in the spring for public humanities projects around the state. These projects should demonstrate a wide variety of humanities disciplines and formats and address important community issues. Funds are for large-scale projects and are awarded on a competitive basis, after review and selection by a volunteer committee of board members in May..


Funding Amounts

Competitive Grants are awarded up to $8,000.

Deadlines

Projects must begin on or after June 1. The required draft application is due March 1, after which applicants will receive extensive feedback no later than April 1.  Revised final applications are due April 15. Final applications submitted after March 1 without having submitted a draft will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by June 1.

How to Apply

You must read both of the following documents carefully before submitting your application:

Guidelines for Competitive Grants
Grant Instructions and Checklist
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Grant Administration Forms for Funded Grant Projects

Project Director Instructions
Fiscal Agent Instructions
Final Report Form
Cash Request Form
Audience Evaluation Form Sample
Publicity Packet
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If you have questions after reading through all of the guidelines and instructions, please contact Caitlin McDonald by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801.359.9670 x105

 

Oral History Grants


Funding for the Collection and Transcription of Oral Histories

Oral History Grants ($3,000) are awarded for the collection and transcription of oral histories in Utah. Transcripts and recordings are deposited at the Utah State Historical Society Library and other deposition sites (such as local libraries), and the content of the collected oral histories is made available to the general public through a live public program. Oral History Grants are not made to individuals or for-profit entities. Grants are intended to fund one-time projects that are innovative, focused, well-defined, and of benefit and interest to the local community.

Funding is made possible through the Utah Division of State History and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Funding Amounts

Oral History Grants are reviewed by UH and UDSH staff on a quarterly basis with the following application deadlines:

  • March 1 (mandatory draft) / April 1 (final)
          for projects starting on or after May 1

  • June 1 (mandatory draft) / July 1 (final)
          for projects starting on or after August 1

  • September 1 (mandatory draft) / October 1 (final)
          for projects starting on or after November 1

  • December 1 (mandatory draft) / January 1 (final)
          for projects starting on or after February 1

How to Apply

Guidelines for Oral History Grants
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Grant Administration Forms for Funded Grant Projects

Grant Agreement
Project Director Instructions
Fiscal Agent Instructions
Project Director’s Final Report Form
Congressional Letters Requirement
Cash Request Form
Audience Evaluation Form Sample
How to Conduct an Oral History Booklet
CCAHA Webinar Recording | Oral History Essentials, Ethics, and Community Driven Engagement with Randy Williams
Recording Your Story Booklet (Museums Australia Victoria)
Interview Agreement
Product Check Template
Publicity Packet
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For questions about the content of your oral history grant, potential oral history scholars, or professional how-to’s, please contact Jed Rogers at the Utah Division of State History at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have questions about the logistics of the application process after reading through all of the guidelines and instructions, please contact Caitlin McDonald by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

Quick Grants


Application Process for Smaller Public Humanities Projects

Quick Grants (up to $2,000) are awarded for local public humanities projects where participants are invited to discuss or otherwise engage with humanities topics and themes. Applications are reviewed and awarded by UH staff on a rolling basis, with the expectation that applications are received at least 8 weeks in advance of the planned activity and go through the feedback process.

Funds for Quick Grants are made possible through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Utah.


Funding Amounts

Quick Grants are awarded up to $2,000.

Deadlines

Quick Grants are reviewed by UH staff on a rolling basis, and required draft applications must be received at least 8 weeks before the program begins. This provides time for staff to give you feedback – please do not submit your application as “Final” until you’ve gone through the feedback process, and save the link you received in your confirmation email so you can edit it.

Applications received less than 8 weeks before the project begins will not be considered.

How to Apply

Please do not apply until you have thoroughly read the guidelines.

Quick Grant Guidelines
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Grant Administration Forms for Funded Grant Projects

Project Director Instructions
Quick Grant Final Report Form
Cash Request Form
Audience Evaluation Form Sample
Publicity Packet
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If you have questions after reading through all of the guidelines and instructions, please contact Caitlin McDonald by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

 

Research Fellowships


Funding for Projects Designed to Improve Communities through Active Engagement in the Humanities

UH offers two fellowships—the Albert J. Colton Fellowship for Projects of National or International Scope and the Delmont R. Oswald Fellowship for Utah Studies—that provide financial support for scholars doing research or applied projects in the humanities. The fellowships are made possible by endowment funds established in memory of Albert J. Colton, a former UH board member, and Delmont R. Oswald, UH's founding director.


“An education without the humanities [is like] living without the benefit of memory, or of imagination. We are, by nature, cultural beings. We are learners. Our cultural environment shapes us. If we fail to understand how it shapes us, we forfeit our freedom and our responsibility to think about what we learn and who we are."

- Biddy Martin, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Berrett, 2010)


Funding Amounts

Fellowships are awarded up to $3,500. This includes a $3,000 stipend and up to $500 for public programming costs.

Deadlines

Projects must begin on or after June 1. The required draft application is due March 1, and final applications are due April 15. Applicants are notified by June 1.

How to Apply

Guidelines for Fellowships
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Administration Forms for Funded Research Fellowship Projects

Research Fellowship Final Report Form
Publicity Packet
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For additional information, contact Caitlin McDonald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 801.359.9670 x105

 

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