CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Humanities Council announced its upcoming Sept. 1 grant deadline for four grant categories.
Major, media and publication grants are awarded annually for projects requesting more than $1,500 and up to $20,000, and teacher institute grants are awarded annually for summer teaching seminars up to $25,000.
Major grants supports public programs including, but not limited to, lectures, school projects, symposia, panel discussions, reading and discussion series, exhibits, re-enactments and conferences. Major grant proposals should request more than $1,500 and up to $20,000.
Media grants support the planning, scripting and production of audio or video materials, websites or a newspaper series. Media grant proposals should request more than $1,500 and up to $20,000. Publication grants support the production phase of completed manuscripts on West Virginia topics in the humanities and by West Virginia authors on any subject in the humanities.
Only recognized academic and established nonprofit presses are eligible to apply. Publication grant proposals should request more than $1,500 and up to $20,000.
Teacher institute grants are available to college and university faculty to develop summer seminars on humanities topics suited to the teaching needs of elementary or secondary teachers. Applicants may request up to $25,000 and should allow 12 weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.
A variety of matching grants are offered by the Humanities Council year-round to nonprofit organizations in West Virginia that support educational programming.
For information about the grants program contact Humanities Council grants administrator Amy Saunders at (304) 346-8500 or via email at saunders @wvhumanities.org.
Grant Guidelines and applications are available on the Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org.