Humanities Centers Initiative (HCI) Public Humanities Grant


The Humanities Centers Initiative (HCI) is an innovative statewide partnership between Humanities New York and a network of humanities centers based at nine New York State universities. Launched in 2012, the HCI supports humanities institutes, faculty, and graduate students in their commitment to public engagement.

The Public Humanities Grant offers support for humanities graduate students as they explore the public application of their scholarly interests. Each Grantee designs and implements a public humanities project in collaboration with a community-based partner.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student at one of these nine universities at the time of application: CUNY Graduate Center, Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University, Binghamton University, the University of Rochester, or Syracuse University. 
  • Be an advanced graduate student in the humanities.
  • Propose a project that is public-facing in some way: intended for public audiences, engaging members of the public as collaborators, or partnering with community groups. 
  • Designate one applicant as the project director if proposing a collaborative project.

How to Apply

Apply on the Humanities Centers Initiative website.