Agency: Nat’l Endowment for the Humanities; Program: Public Humanities Projects (CFDA Number: 45.164, Funding Opportunity Number: 20160810-GW); Eligibility: Governments, universities and 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $1 million each (no match required); Deadline: Aug. 10.
Summary: Funding supports projects such as websites, mobile applications, games, and virtual environments that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. These projects must engage humanities scholarship to illuminate significant themes in disciplines, such as history, literature, ethics and art, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life.
Museum outreach is also supported. School/children programs have benefited. For example, public television station WNET.org received a grant for Mission America, a multi-media initiative to help young people ages 9 to 13 learn American history. Mission America centered on five free online games set in different eras in U.S. history. A game format provides learners with a rich and highly interactive environment in which to explore crucial events, conflicts and perspectives in American history. For more: