Additional Humanities Funding

For Faculty:

External Funding Opportunities in the Humanities:

Take a look at these lists of potential sources compiled by the Hall Center for the Humanities. The collection includes opportunities for scholars in Dance, Film, Digital Humanities, Latin American Studies and many more. Click here to visit their page.

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Internal Funding Opportunities in the Humanities:

The Nathan and Julie Hatch Prize for Academic Excellence:

The Provost’s Office announces a faculty development award to support a week of research and writing from June 28 to July 5, 2015, at the Summer Research Institute conducted by Harris Manchester at Oxford University. All room and board expenses, as well as transportation, will be covered. All faculty from the Undergraduate College, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, the Schools of Business, Divinity, Medical and Law Schools are eligible to apply. Thomas Frank and Sam Gladding, the most recent past winners of the Prize, would be happy to answer any questions about the program. Please submit a CV and a letter of intent describing the applicant’s current research project by February 26, 2016 to Lynn Sutton, Vice Provost, 204 Reynolda Hall. A schedule and information about last year’s stay at Harris Manchester College can be found here.

This award was originally given by Robert Conway, Harris Manchester College Board member, in honor of Nathan and Julie Hatch.

Provost’s Fund for Academic Innovation

The Provost’s Fund for Academic Innovation is designed to promote innovation in the curriculum or the learning environment. This fund places special emphasis on new or creative ways to use the curriculum or the learning environment to advance Wake Forest’s three core academic priorities: (1) building the best faculty of teacher-scholars in the world, (2) bringing the right students and mix of students to Wake Forest and supporting them appropriately while they are here, and (3) creating a vibrant campus with the kind of intellectual climate that capitalizes fully on our many opportunities for faculty-student engagement. Click here for specific guidelines. Completed applications should be submitted to Lynn Sutton.

  • Up to $20,000, which can be spread over one to two years
  • Lynn Sutton, Vice Provost: suttonls@nullwfu.edu, 336-758-3852
  • Fall: October 1, 2015 by 5pm; Spring: April 1, 2016 by 5pm

Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence

The Provost’s Fund for Academic Excellence provides 2:1 matching grants of up to $10,000 for endeavors that showcase and reinforce Wake Forest’s teacher-scholar ideal. Priority is given to proposals that facilitate cross-disciplinary intellectual engagement between faculty and students and those that recognize the academic excellence of our faculty and develop scholarly themes and emerging academic and pedagogical issues. Funding can be spread over one or two years. The fund will provide a match for speakers, workshops, artists-in-residence, tutorial grants and conferences that facilitate intellectual community at Wake Forest University by supporting research, teaching, curricular development and/or creativity.

  • Up to $10,000 (Funding can be spread over one or two years)
  • Amalia Wagner: wagnera@nullwfu.edu
  • Fall: October 1, 2015 by 5pm; Spring: April 1, 2016 by 5pm

Provost’s Grant for Academic Excellence

Provost’s Grant for Academic Excellence provides 2:1 matching grants up to $1,500 that support small scholarly, pedagogical and creative efforts that facilitate academic excellence and intellectual community at Wake Forest University. Faculty are invited to submit a 2 page proposal that: describes the actual project and its intellectual significance; details anticipated participants and commitments already secured; and explains goals and expected outcomes. The proposal must be signed by the dean and the applicant’s chair if submitted from a College faculty member. There is no deadline for this application process; awards will be made on a rolling basis.

  • Up to $1,500
  • Lynn Sutton, Vice Provost: suttonls@nullwfu.edu, 336-758-3852
  • Awards made on a rolling basis, no deadline

Provost’s Fund for a Vibrant Campus

The Fund will provide 2:1 matching funds of up to $5,000 for speakers, artists, or performers whose visit to Wake Forest will help foster a vibrant campus and facilitate the intellectual and creative community at Wake Forest University. Any event supported by this fund should be open to students, staff, faculty, and the larger Winston-Salem community. Click here for specific guidelines.

  • Up to $5,000
  • Lynn Sutton, Vice Provost: suttonls@nullwfu.edu, 336-758-3852
  • Fall: October 1, 2015 by 5pm; Spring: April 1, 2016 by 5pm

Archie Fund for Faculty Excellence

The Fund will provide 2:1 matching funds of up to $5,000 for speakers, artists, or performers whose visit to Wake Forest will help foster a vibrant campus and facilitate the intellectual and creative community at Wake Forest University. Any event supported by this fund should be open to students, staff, faculty, and the larger Winston-Salem community. Click here for specific guidelines.

  • Funds are designated for the completion of specific projects and must be submitted through department heads
  • Patty Lanier: lanierpr@nullwfu.edu
  • Fall: October 6, 2015; Spring: February 18, 2016

Chambers Fund

The Chambers Fund is designed to provide a source of funding for projects and courses that encourage undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as faculty, in entrepreneurial activities using the Internet or electronic commerce. Typical awards range from $1,500 to $10,000. For more information, please visit the Chambers website

  • $1,500 to $10,000
  • Polly Black, blackka@nullwfu.edu or Lisa Burton, burtoneg@nullwfu.edu
  • Fall: September 15, 2015 by midnight; Spring: TBA

Faculty/Student Engagement Fund: reimburses faculty members who host students outside of the classroom.  Lower division advisers may use this fund to treat their group of advisees once a semester.  To access the Faculty/Student Engagement Fund, simply submit a completed Expenditure Voucher listing the date of the event, the amount of reimbursement desired and the number of students involved, along with original receipts.

  • Up to $125 per class or $8 per student, whichever is less
  • Barbara Meredith, Financial Assistant: merediba@nullwfu.edu, 336-758-3142

Provost’s Fund for Faculty Travel

The Provost’s Fund for Faculty Travel provides supplementary travel support for faculty participating in an academic conference, a diversity and inclusion event, or other select professional events by presenting or discussing a paper/film/project or chairing a session. The intent of the fund is not merely attendance at a conference. Awards are available to all full time faculty in all schools and colleges. Approval by the department chair or dean is required. The department chair or dean may recommend use of these funds for other non-conference research related travel. Faculty members will be required to provide a brief description of research related travel. This is not a competitive fund and every effort will be made to reimburse eligible expenses. To ensure that funding is available, faculty should submit the Provost’s Fund for Faculty Travel Form to the Provost’s Office by March 1, 2016. Faculty will be notified by March 15th if funding is not available. Submissions received after March 1, 2016 will be subject to funding availability.

  • Up to $1,000
  • Barbara Meredith, Financial Assistant: merediba@nullwfu.edu, 336-758-3142
  • Provost’s Fund for Faculty Travel Form-COLLEGE and LIBRARY: (PDF)
  • Provost’s Fund for Faculty Travel Form-PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS: (PDF)

Teaching Development Fund 

The Teaching Development Fund offers financial support of up to $1,500 per academic year to assist faculty in enhancing their teaching skills or in developing innovative teaching projects. The Fund may be used to attend teaching-related workshops and conferences, or to purchase materials that will benefit teaching and improve student learning in their classes. Requests should clearly delineate how the project will enhance teaching and learning, and have a clearly laid-out budget. The Fund will not be awarded if the proposal focuses primarily on the research, writing, and artistic activities of faculty members. The Fund will not pay for books, student labor, student field trips or guest speakers. For these requests visit the provost’s office funding opportunitieshere.

For more information on the Fund and how to apply, download the instructions here: Teaching Development Fund 2014-15.

  • Up to $750, limited to one per semester.
  • Catherine Ross, TLC Managing Director: rossce@nullwfu.edu

Funds for Faculty Development

Awarded for faculty development seminars each summer through CIEE.

  • Covers all seminar fees with the faculty member responsible for travel costs
  • Kline Harrison, Associate Provost for International Affairs: harrisjk@nullwfu.edu

Funds for Visiting International Scholars

  • Through the Provost Office of Global Affairs, limited funding will be awarded for the Fall 2014 semester to support linkages between Wake Forest University and scholars from outside the US. These linkages may include invitations to the international scholars for presentations, lectures, short research projects, or other types of collaboration. Available funds are not adequate, however, to support/hire semester or year-long visiting faculty.
  • Interested faculty members should submit:
  • A statement outlining the linkage/type of collaboration between the international scholar(s) and Wake Forest University.
  • The CV of the international scholar.
  • A detailed budget of the cost of the collaboration.
  • In preparing your budget, please note that a Guest Apartment on campus may be available at the following rates:
  • Monthly – $960
  • Weekly – $300
  • Nightly – $75
  • Also, please note that a brief evaluation/results report will be due one month after the collaboration ends. Also note that these funds are not designed to cover any costs of the collaboration incurred by WFU faculty members.
  • Please send all proposals to Kline Harrison, Associate Provost for Global Affairs at harrisjk@nullwfu.edu or c/o the Provost’s Office. A committee will make the final selection.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Kline at the above e-mail address or at x4907.

Funds for an International Conference during the 2014-2015 Academic Year

  • Through the Provost Office of Global Affairs, limited funding will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year to host an international conference or colloquium on campus. The event should focus on global issues, bringing together scholars with an interdisciplinary and international perspective. The funds are intended to defray administrative and logistical costs associated with hosting the event, exclusive of accommodations and transportation for participants.
  • Interested faculty members should submit:
  • An overview of the conference including its theme and goals.
  • An explanation of how it will be both interdisciplinary and international in focus.
  • Examples of scholars who might/will be participating.
  • A detailed budget of the cost of the event.
  • Please note that a brief report will be due one month after the event describing the goals, participants, and outcomes.
  • Please send all proposals to Kline Harrison, Associate Provost for Global Affairs at harrisjk@nullwfu.edu or c/o the Provost’s Office. A committee will make the final selection.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Kline at the above e-mail address or at x4907.

College Course Enhancement Fund

This fund is provided to assist faculty members with expenses associated with regularly scheduled fall or spring classes.  Funds may be used to offset expenses that enhance students’ academic experience in the classroom through travel, admission performance fees, or other academic-specified activities. Funds may not be used as an honorarium.

  • A maximum of $20 per student and a maximum total request of $500
  • Rebecca Thomas,Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development: thomasrs@nullwfu.edu, 336-758-4408
  • Fall: October 15, 2015; Spring: December 15, 2015

Research and Publication Fund

This fund supports costs associated with the publication of faculty scholarly or creative activities. The fund may be used to offset the cost of obtaining permissions, reproducing photographs or other images, transcribe interviews, or, occasionally, of indexing. The fund may not be used to pay for editors.helps faculty publish their work. Funds must be paid back using revenue obtained from the sales of the publication.  This fund cannot be used by faculty with access to individual or department funding.

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Other Resources for Internal Funding:

Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Funding for Junior Faculty

Funding for Senior Faculty

Prizes and Awards in Arts and Humanities: Listed here

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For Students:

URECA– the Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activities Center works to promote undergraduate research and creative activity across Wake Forest College.  The Center provides funding opportunities for undergraduate research, travel, and mentoring.

Wake Forest Research Fellowship Programfunds summer research in all academic fields under the guidance of a Wake Forest professor.

Richter Scholarship Programsupports independent study by students who travel away from Winston-Salem.  The process is highly competitive.

Undergraduate Student Stipends for Participation in International Conferences/Activitiesfunds to participate in a variety of international activities, including a presentation or attendance at: an international conference; a domestic conference with an international focus; or a workshop or other activity with an international focus.

Starr Travel Awards Programfunds to defray travel expenses for students traveling to present research findings.

Study Abroad ScholarshipsWake Forest and its affliates provide a large number of scholarships for students interested in studying abroad, whether as part of a program or for research purposes.