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 2017-2018 Forum theme focuses on “Sovereignty in Performance, Poetics, and Politics.” The 2018-2019 Forum Grants theme will be announced in early spring 2018.
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 in the Office of the VPR.
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.