Funding Opportunities

Rethinking the humanities in the light of changing technologies, our increasingly connected planet, the ongoing ecological crisis, and the need to create more inclusive institutions.

Network Wide Funding Opportunities

Deadlines for All Grants

Please note that each “round” represents a distinct period in which you may apply, not a succession of steps for your application.

Round 1: We will accept applications on a rolling-basis until May 2, 2022 or until all funds are awarded. Applicants should receive a notification by June 15, 2022. All awarded funds must be used by February 28, 2023. Please note: anticipated dispersal of funds by July 2022. Projects approved for funds must submit a detailed narrative report upon completion of the project.

Round 2: We will accept applications on a rolling-basis until October 7, 2022 or until all funds are awarded. Applicants should receive a notification by November 4, 2022. All awarded funds must be used by April 30, 2023. Please note: anticipated dispersal of funds by early January 2023. Projects approved for funds must submit a detailed narrative report upon completion of the project.

Up to $5000 per participating EHCN member

Eligibility: Faculty, staff and students at EHCN partner institutions

Propose experimental research and artistic projects that bring local concerns, narratives, and resources to a global stage through public-facing exhibitions, publications, and archives or through new media technologies, such as podcasts, websites, and social media. Projects that feature multiple network partners working in collaboration will be prioritized. (If you have a project proposal but have not yet established a collaborative relationship throughout the EHCN, please indicate that in your application, and we will do our best to connect you with potential partners.)

Up to $2500 per participating EHCN member

Eligibility: Faculty and staff at EHCN partner institutions

Develop new or adapt existing Experimental Humanities (EH)-related courses that will be linked across multiple network institutions. These courses should center on topics related to the intersection of the humanities, arts, sciences, and technology, and should not just use but also critically consider digital or analog technologies and their ramifications (for example, as mediums of communication, information-sharing, and surveillance). Successful course proposals will involve at least 2 network partners and should include practice-rich modules that students from various institutions can complete, ideally in collaboration with one another.

Up to $1000 per participating EHCN member

Eligibility: Faculty, staff and students at EHCN partner institutions

Establish topic-based working groups that center on the collaborative study of technology, justice, and the human experience. Proposed working groups must include members from at least 2 network institutions and should arise out of interdisciplinary faculty, staff and/or student interests (such as Archives, Attention, Food, Migration, and Space & Politics). Working groups may be structured to yield new linked courses, published research, collaborative projects, grant proposals, and public-facing events.

Institution-Specific Funding Opportunities

Deadlines vary based upon institution. Please see applications for further information.

These funds will support undergraduate and graduate-student led projects and initiatives focused on the intersection of the arts, sciences, and humanities. Projects might strive to bring local concerns, narratives, and resources to a global stage through new media technologies including podcasts, websites, social media, and so forth during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years. An example of a previously successful student-led initiative can be found here.

Funds may be used for activities like starting student-groups interested in media or technology, interdisciplinary art projects, reading groups, or digital student publications/content creation. Students applying for this grant must identify a faculty member at Bard who can help them develop the project and mentor them throughout its execution.

Community-facing events are defined as events at each site centered on media, technology, and the humanities, tailored to the opportunities and circumstances at that locale and meaningfully involving students. These may include presentations by EH-related clusters, courses, and projects underway; film screenings, art exhibitions, and technical demonstrations; relevant speakers, exhibitions, or performances open to the public; and more. An example of a previously successful community-facing event can be found here.

Funds may be used for honorarium / stipend, material costs, student labor costs, food, rental space, publicity, special hardware and software needs, licensing or other streaming costs. No funds may be used for alcohol. Faculty, staff, and students are eligible to submit funding proposals for consideration on a rolling basis; you need not be EH-affiliated to apply. Applicants may apply alone or in collaboration with one another. All events must enrich the Experimental Humanities concentration for students and/or faculty and be open to the public.

Skills-based workshops are defined as practice-rich modules paired with curriculum development, collaborative research, and/or community-engaged projects. These might include workshops like DIY smartphone screen repair, Wikipedia editing in English or other languages, building websites, podcasting and sound editing, developing inclusive or interdisciplinary syllabi, creating digital and analog maps, writing interactive narratives, building virtual and augmented reality experiences, taking oral histories, and more. Workshops may be online or engaged in-person. Examples of previously successful skills-based workshops can be found here.

Funds may be used for workshop leader stipends, material costs, student labor costs, publicity, licensing or other streaming costs, special hardware and software needs. Faculty, staff, and students are eligible to submit applications on a rolling basis. You need not be EH-affiliated to apply; however, the funding must go toward the promotion and discussion of the EH model, experiences, and discoveries.

This funding can be used to support opportunities that connect undergraduate and graduate students interested in the Experimental Humanities from one EHCN institution to partner institutions on the network. These may be working/reading groups consisting of students from different EHCN institutions, or research programs or creative projects that see direct collaborations between members of different EHCN institutions.

For example, funds may be used to help fund materials for a reading group, a topic-based club (video games, podcasting, surveillance), or a collaborative research project. They may also be used to help support a student who wishes to travel from one EHCN institution to a partner institution under the mentorship of a faculty member/adviser in order to complete research related to the Experimental Humanities. Examples of EH-related programs include the Pelion Summer Lab in Thessaly, Greece, the London Critical Theory Summer School at Birkbeck, the EHU DAAD Summer School, and the Critical Urbanism Summer Workshop: SPATIALITIES OF DIGITAL TWINNING).