UH Endowment for the Humanities summer research funding


Click to download the application form.

Application deadline:
Thursday, March 1, 2018

(incomplete or late packets will not be considered)


The College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature and the College of Arts & Humanities announce that funds are available from the UH Endowment for the Humanities to support summer research projects that fall within one of the humanities disciplines. Disciplines include: languages (both modern and classical); linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. Applicants are not required to be affiliated with the colleges where these disciplines are offered.

  • Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty (preference given to junior faculty)
  • Faculty who are on leave (paid or without pay) in the preceding spring semester (of the summer research) or the following fall semester (of the summer research) are not eligible for this award.
Terms of UH Endowment for the Humanities (UHEH) Award
  • Applicants are limited to two awards within any five-year period
  • Funding covers only expenses associated with the actual research (e.g. travel to and from research site; materials, supplies)
  • Maximum award is $4,000 (faculty member is encouraged to apply to other funding sources, as well)
  • Research must take place between May 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018
  • Award recipients must submit via email a one-page report to their dean on the research outcome within 30 days of the research end date noted on application cover sheet
How to apply

Prepare an application packet comprised only of the following and in the order listed:

  1. Completed 2018 Summer Research Application Packet Cover Sheet, signed by applicant
  2. Description of project (no more than three double-spaced pages in length)
  3. Itemized budget
  4. Brief travel itinerary (if applicable)
  5. 1-2 page CV highlighting recent research and research related to the proposed research
  6. List of all research support during the last three calendar years (2015, 2016, 2017)
  7. Letter of support from your department chair

Applicants should keep in mind that it is unlikely that more than one or two members of the selection committee will be familiar with their subject matter or with the research styles and procedures of their discipline. Proposals should be written in such a way that they will be clearly understood by faculty in other fields.

Create a single pdf of the application packet and name it accordingly:

Submit the completed application packet by e-mail to Karin Mackenzie (karinm@hawaii.edu). (If you have questions, you may e-mail Karin or call 956-4051.)