Grants for Humanities Research by Faculty, Grad and Undergrad Students on Systemic Racism

The Steering Committee of the University of Arkansas Humanities Center has approved an expanded competition for grants funding humanities research on systemic racism. Projects need not be restricted to topics about the University of Arkansas or the region.

The selection committee will award two grants for University of Arkansas undergraduates, two for graduate students, and two for faculty (of all ranks) at $1,000 each. Because research travel is currently prohibited, funds can be used for research materials, equipment, or other approved, research-related expenses. Successful applications will detail a research product for either scholarly or public forums.  

Full proposal information is available at the UAHC website. Applications should be received by Oct. 31 for full consideration. 

The University of Arkansas Humanities Center defines humanities research according to the parameters set up by the 1965 National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, "The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of the social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life."

For further information, please contact the UAHC Director Tricia Starks, Associate Director Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis, or a member of the UAHC steering committee:

  • Sean P. Connors – Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Casey Lee Kayser – Department of English
  • Violeta Lorenzo-Feliciano – Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Amanda Kathleen McMullen – Department of Philosophy, starting fall 2020
  • Charles E. Muntz – Department of History
  • Ram Natarajan – Department of Anthropology
  • Niketa S. Reed – School of Journalism and Strategic Media
  • John Stanly Walch – Department of Theatre
  • Ron Warren Jr. – Department of Communication

About the University of Arkansas Humanities Center: The University of Arkansas Humanities Center, in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, promotes cross-disciplinary research and inquiry in the humanities, sponsors programs that engage humanities scholars and the wider public in conversations about critical topics, and fosters a strong role for the humanities in an increasingly global society.

Contacts

Tricia Starks, director
Arkansas Humanities Center
479-575-7592, tstarks@uark.edu

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