Through its Major Grants, the Maine Humanities Council supports a variety of larger humanities projects such as exhibits, conferences, films, and other initiatives. These major grant projects have well-developed thematic content, broad public outreach, and strong scholar participation. The maximum allowed award of $7,500 is available only for exemplary projects under extraordinary circumstances.
In order to be eligible, projects must begin no sooner than 8 weeks after the deadline. The review of applications will be undertaken by a committee of Maine Humanities Council board members and applicants can be expected to be notified within six weeks after the submission deadline passes.