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WV Humanities Council offering variety of grants

July 25, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

CHARLESTON - The West Virginia Humanities Council officers a variety of matching grants to nonprofit organizations that support educational programming.

The council announced its upcoming Sept. 1 grant deadline for four grant categories: major, media and publication grants, awarded annually for projects requesting more than $1,500 and up to $20,000, and teacher institute grants which 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, reenactments and conferences. Major grant proposals should request more than $1,500 and up to $20,000. Applicants should allow 12 weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.

Media grants supports 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. Applicants should allow 12 weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.

Publication grants supports 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. Applicants should allow 12 weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.

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.

For information about the West Virginia Humanities Council grants program, contact Humanities Council grants administrator Amy Saunders at (304) 346-8500 or via email at saunders@wvhumanities.org.

 
 

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