In this roundtable session, representatives from seven grantmaking organizations will help to demystify the process of seeking outside funds to support research, teaching, and public engagement in history. By highlighting external opportunities from individual research fellowships to large collaborative projects that involve historians in some capacity, we hope to help the audience think creatively and broadly about their own work.
This roundtable will introduce the audience to different funding bodies including public agencies (NEH, NSF, NIH, NHPRC), private foundations (the Whiting Foundation), and organizations (the American Council of Learned Societies and the Council on Library and Information Resources) so that they may understand these organizations’ different missions and review processes. The roundtable participants would describe how their different grant and fellowships programs are developed and evaluated. Finally, each participant would provide examples of previously funded research, education, or public projects that include historians.
After a brief presentation from each panel member about their organization, we would convene a conversation about future funding plans to help the audience consider how their own scholarly activities might be an appropriate match. The roundtable moderator will also allow significant time for questions from the audience. We hope that the audience will leave the session with a better understanding of the possible of funding available to historians and for history projects.