Regular Grants provide funding in amounts between $1,501 to $10,000 for humanities projects that bring historical, cultural, or ethical perspectives to bear on topics and issues of interest to North Dakota communities. Proposed programs should encourage participants to think critically about fundamental questions of value, purpose, and meaning; promote better understanding of ourselves and others, past and present; be conducted in a spirit of open and informed inquiry, providing multiple viewpoints, where applicable; and involve partnerships between community organizations, cultural institutions, and scholars in the humanities. Any nonprofit organization is eligible to apply for a Regular Grant, including schools, churches, community service groups, museums, historical societies, libraries, colleges, governmental or tribal entities, and ad hoc groups formed to oversee a specific project.
Grants are awarded twice a year. Applicants must submit an Intent-To-Apply form by March 15th or September 15th and a Grant Proposal form by April 1st or October 1st. Grants which further North Dakota Humanities Council’s special initiative “Justice: Rethinking America’s Criminal Justice System” will be given special funding priority.
Examples of funded projects include:
- “Theodore Roosevelt Symposium,” Dickinson State University
- “Summer Program,” First Sudanese Lutheran Church
- “50th State Conference,” ND Reading Association
- “Symposium on Gender and Design,” ND State University
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