1) Program Overview
The Humanities Forum at the University of Oklahoma awards up to five faculty grants of up to $5,000 each per year in support of research and other creative activities corresponding to the Forum’s interdisciplinary annual theme. The 2018-2019 Forum theme will focus on “Surfaces.” Details about the following year's annual grants theme -- of "Origins" for 2019-2020 -- will be announced in early spring 2019.
The Humanities Forum encourages faculty projects that are individual or collaborative, that create substantive intellectual exchange among a diverse group of scholars on multiple levels (locally, nationally, and globally), and that engage the “public square.” The grants support creative programs, projects, and events that contribute to a vibrant culture of arts and humanities at the University of Oklahoma.
Forum Grants function as seed money for projects that can lead to external funding proposals (both individual and institutional), and thus help advance the broader strategic trajectory of the humanities at OU. Recipients of Forum Grants can coordinate their external grant-related applications with CRPDE.
Forum Grant recipients will be expected to participate actively in Humanities Forum events that focus on the Forum’s selected annual theme and to help build intellectual community for the arts and humanities at OU.