Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Funding Opportunities


Fall Funding Opportunities: Application Deadline 24 October 2014.

  • NEW: Thematic Seminar Grant — Funds are available to faculty and graduate students in the arts and humanities of the College of Arts and Sciences, Case Western Reserve University to form a seminar that will enhance the participants' teaching, research, and professional development, as they shape and explore a collective path of academic investigation.
  • Foreign Travel to Conferences Grant — The Center offers a limited number of competitive grants to support travel to conferences. "Conference" is used here to denote scholarly meetings dedicated to advancing knowledge.
  • Graduate Research Grants — Grants are available to graduate students to help defray expenses associated with MA thesis and dissertation research but not covered by departmental funding.
  • Research Working Group Grant — The Center offers support for research and critical inquiry in the humanities through research working groups. These working groups are organized on the semester model, should have a targeted question or theme, and be interdisciplinary in composition.

Spring Funding Opportunities: Application deadline has passed.

  • Foreign Travel to Conferences — The Center offers competitive Foreign Travel to Conferences Grants of up to $1000 to support travel to Conferences. Conference is used here to denote scholarly meetings dedicated to advancing knowledge.
  • Foreign Travel to Collections — The Center offers competitive Foreign Travel Grants of up to $1000 to support travel to Collections. Collection is used here to denote libraries, museums, and other related holdings of original archival material not available in the United States or via interlibrary loan services or digitization.
  • Research Working Group Grant — The Center offers support for research and critical inquiry in the humanities through research working group seminars. These seminars, to be organized on the semester model, will be composed of faculty and graduate students in the arts and humanities of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

Other Funding Opportunities

  • Event Co-Sponsorships:
    The Baker-Nord Center offers co-sponsorships in support of faculty-initiated campus events that enrich the intellectual life of the University by fostering interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration in the arts and humanities.

    Priority is given to projects that address the Baker-Nord Center's annual theme and cross-disciplinary boundaries and/or partner with other Case Western Reserve University schools, University Circle institutions, and community organizations. In most cases, funding will be limited to $500.

    Please submit your co-sponsorship application (click HERE) at least 10 weeks in advance of the proposed event date. Also, please email a brief biography (no more than one page) for each featured speaker(s) to bakernord@case.edu once the co-sponsorship request has been submitted.
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