Nation Sweet Nation, Troy Robert Mack
The New Jersey Cranberry, Judith Krall-Russo
The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond, Lawrence Hogan, Ph.D.
The Undoing of Moral Character, Harry Franqui-Rivera
Islam in/and America, Sylvia Chan-Malik, Ph.D.
Go, van Gogh!, Michael Norris
Soldiers Without Guns: Women Defense Workers of WWII, Stacy Roth
My Phone, My Love?, Lydia York
HUMANITIES TO GO

PUBLIC SCHOLARS PROJECT

We are accepting applications for subsidized PSP programs that take place between November 2018 and October 2019. Eligible organizations will be able to apply for one subsidized program that takes place during this period.

Each year, the Council subsidizes 200 high-quality public humanities programs for host organizations throughout the state, providing opportunities for New Jersey communities to explore shared history, values, culture, and beliefs, and to engage in key questions with the support of a scholarly perspective.


OVERVIEW

The Public Scholars Project (PSP), formerly known as the Horizon Speakers Bureau, is a cost effective and accessible service that provides high quality humanities programs to organizations throughout the state.

The opportunity for these significant conversations is key in public humanities. Community members should have a chance to learn about new topics and explore shared history, values, culture, and beliefs, with the support and benefit of a scholarly perspective.

With over 100 programs and 65 scholars, the PSP reaches many New Jersey citizens. Each year, we commit to subsidizing programs for 200 humanities presentations to be hosted by New Jersey nonprofits on a first come, first served basis. With the exception of a nominal $50 administrative fee, which is 10% of the total program cost, the program is provided at no charge to the host site for the subsidized awards.

Once all the subsidies are awarded, nonprofit organizations can book a scholar event for $500. For profit companies and other organizations can book a scholar event for $500 at any time.​ Click here to learn more about booking a fee-based PSP program.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to host a subsidized PSP session, an organization must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit or government organization located in New Jersey.

Groups that do not meet our eligibility requirements that wish to apply for a subsidized PSP session may partner with an eligible 501(c)3 nonprofit or government organization.

Programs are frequently hosted by libraries, historical societies, museums, civic associations, public agencies, senior centers, and other community groups. All organizations that apply must agree to keep the program free and open to the public. If the program is hosted at a site that requires an admission fee, regular entrance fees may be collected but no additional fee may be charged for the program.

Host sites must be barrier free and handicap accessible.

Eligible organizations will be able to apply for one subsidized programs between November 2018 and October 2019.

HOSTING A PROGRAM

1. REVIEW THE PROGRAM CATALOGUE ON OUR WEBSITE TO IDENTIFY A SCHOLAR AND TOPIC

We encourage you to take your audience into consideration when booking a program.

2. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION

Applications must be submitted through our online application system at least six weeks before the earliest requested program date. Once NJCH receives your application, you will be emailed within five business days with the scholar’s contact information and further instructions.

3. CONNECT WITH THE SCHOLAR

Contact the program scholar to schedule the program and to review details and logistics, including anticipated audience needs, directions, parking, equipment, and materials.

4. CONFIRM DATE & TIME WITH NJCH

Once the program details have been finalized, send an email to publicscholars@njhumanities.org confirming the finalized program details, including date, time, venue location, and marketing strategies.

5. REVIEW FOLLOW-UP MATERIALS

After NJCH receives the finalized program information, you will receive an email that contains a confirmation letter, links to planning and outreach materials, and an invoice for the $50 administration fee. Please review them and contact NJCH staff if you have any questions.

6. PROMOTE & HOST YOUR PROGRAM

Review the PSP Checklist for guidelines on outreach, publicity, and hosting your program. Additional information on how to promote your program can be found in the Marketing Manual. Both documents are available on our Resources page.

7. SUBMIT FINAL REPORT AND PAYMENT

The final report and $50 administrative fee are due one month after the event date. Instructions on how to submit the final report and fee will be included in the follow-up materials.

HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Be sure to visit the Public Scholars Project Frequently Asked Questions!

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

Some things to keep in mind:

1. Our scholars do their best to accommodate your requested dates, but organizations frequently end up scheduling their programs on a different date and time than was originally requested.

2. It is important to clearly communicate to the scholar the actual start time of the program, particularly if you are planning on holding the program in conjunction another event.

3. While we realize you may need to reschedule your event, you are required to inform both the speaker and NJCH of any changes. If you need to cancel your program the day of the event, please give the speaker sufficient notice.


FIND A PSP PROGRAM IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Looking for a listing of PSP events?

Visit our Calendar of Events to see the program information, as well as date, time, and location details.


HUMANITIES TO GO are our "grab and go" offerings. Based on your organization and desired topics/formats, we offer programs, often subsidized by our federal and corporate funding, so that you can bring high quality humanities programs to your audiences.

At NJCH, we believe that everyone should have access to humanities programming. That's why we created Humanities to Go. We want the humanities to be able to come to you.

PROGRAMS
Public Scholars Project
Museum on Main Street
Literature & Medicine

QUESTIONS
James Kirkland
Manager of Operations
jkirkland@njhumanities.org 
609.695.4838, ext 221