At the conclusion of the LOI stage of its 2021-2022 cycle for Incubation Grants and Action Grants, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities has received 83 approved Letters of Intent from organizations throughout the state, comprising a total of $1,204,819 in requested funds.
These totals both reflect historic highs.
Eligible organizations have been invited to submit full applications for consideration, due April 21, 2022.
"We are invigorated by the volume and variety of applications we have received for public humanities funding," said NJCH Executive Director Carin Berkowitz, PhD. "This response is a strong indicator of the importance of the public humanities to the people of New Jersey, especially as many individuals and organizations are more fully returning to in-person programming or figuring out how they will engage with others in a post-COVID world."
Incubation Grants support the planning and development of public humanities projects for NJ-based audiences, while Action Grants support the implementation of developed public humanities projects for NJ-based audiences. Both funding streams have the ultimate goal of connecting New Jersey residents with public programs that explore our histories, values, cultures, and beliefs in a community-focused setting, with a particular emphasis on contextualizing the current conditions of civic and cultural life.
Organizations seeking guidance on how to craft a competitive grant proposal are invited to attend NJCH's Creating an Outstanding Proposal workshop on April 7. Click here to find full information and registration for the workshop.
Award notifications will be made in early summer.