Colby College

NEHC Request for Proposals – Applications Closed

Guidelines and Application

 

NEHC Mission and Overview

The New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC) promotes and strengthens intellectual collaboration, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovative educational, intercultural, and curricular programming among New England Humanities centers and institutes, and the faculty, students, and regional, national, and global communities they serve. NEHC includes: Amherst College, Colby College, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University, Tufts University, the University of Connecticut, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Vermont, Wellesley College, and Wheaton College. The Humanities Institute of the University of Connecticut (UCHI) in Storrs, Connecticut is currently the executive and administrative hub of the NEHC.

Award Description

The New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC) is offering competitive seed grants for research initiatives in the humanities that seek to capitalize on the collaborative network of the consortium. Applications seeking to sustain, and build on, previously funded NEHC initiatives that demonstrated success are also welcome. Awards of up to $5000 will be made. (For projects whose total budgets exceed $5000 applicants must list additional committed funding sources and amounts.)  Priority will be given to applications demonstrating concrete plans for consortium membership involvement. Such involvement can take different forms, but will typically involve, e.g. direct collaboration between two or more member institutions and/or active and solicitation of faculty, staff, or students exclusively from member institutions. Applications are welcome from individuals or teams, but the PI must be on the faculty of a NEHC member institution. Potential areas of funding interest include the following (this list is by no means exhaustive):

  • Collaborative research projects
  • Summer Seminars
  • Study or working groups
  • Shared speakers across institutions
  • Collaborative course design
  • Exhibitions

Please submit materials electronically in pdf or Word docx to YOUR HUMANITIES CENTER or INSTITUTE DIRECTOR BY MAY 15, 2020. They will then pass along the proposal to the NEHC board.

Application Procedure and Timeline

Applications for the NEHC RFP must include the following:

  1. Cover page (1 page) stating
  • Title of the project
  • Name, department/program/school location, and NEHC school representation of PI(s)
  • Requested NEHC funding amount (Awards of up to $5000)
  1. Project narrative (2 pages, single spaced, 1” margins, 12pt font) detailing:
  • The goals of the project
  • How those goals address those of NEHC
  • Plans for involving NEHC member institutions and which institutions in particular will be involved
  • How those goals will be pursued
  • Names and roles of participants
  • Expected outcomes and/or deliverables
  • External funding sources, if any
  • Project timeline describing completion of project goals and outcomes
  1. CV (2 page) of Principal Investigator(s)
  2. Budget and Award Period:
  • Total budget. (For projects whose budgets exceed $5000, please list additional committed funding sources and amounts, as validated by an attached letter of support.)
  • The award period will typically not exceed one (1) calendar year and must be stated in the application timeline.

The awardees will be required to submit a detailed summary of the project at the end of their funding term.

Reporting Requirements

All PIs will be required to submit a two-page report no more than one (1) month after the end of the award period specified in the award letter. The report should detail and substantiate progress on the following elements of the project:

  • The extent to which project goals have been met
  • Specific indicators or signs of success
  • Outcomes and/or deliverables achieved
  • Number of NEHC member institutions (and faculty/students) involved

Questions and requests for more information are encouraged and should be directed to UCHI (uchi@uconn.edu).

Colby College Launches Race and Identity Matters (RIM) Initiative

With generous support from the New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC), and from the Provost’s Office at Colby College, the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities is proud to launch Race and Identity Matters (RIM), which seeks to build a mutually supportive, intellectually stimulating network between scholars working on race and identity across all eleven NEHC campuses. The first step to launching this network is a:

 

One-Day Symposium
University of Connecticut
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 29th, 2020

 

At this first RIM meeting, the focus is on highlighting the range of work on race and identity at NEHC schools, and allowing individual scholars to recognize potential areas for collaboration. To that end, 10 of the accepted scholars will be invited to prepare a 5-10-minute presentation on their current or proposed research project. Each presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion where the audience discusses the research idea/plan (it will not be possible for more than 10 people to make presentations, but we hope that others will be happy to join in the conversation and forge links with like-minded researchers). Click here to apply for this symposium. Application deadline is December 6, 2019. 

Subsequent steps following the symposium include the RIM Summer Institute and a RIM Scholarship in NEHC classrooms project. Click here for more detailed information about the RIM symposium, summer institute, and the scholarship.

 

 

Kerill O’Neill on the Creation and Role of Colby Humanities

Kerrill O’Neill, director of the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities is lead author of an article for the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) on the history of the Colby Center and the critical role that it plays in the pedagogical and intellectual mission of the College and the life of its students and faculty. Colby Center was founded in 2008 thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the support of Colby College president and administration.

CHCI Article

Day of NEHC-DH: Digital Scholarship in New England

May 14, 2019

Humanities Institute Conference Room,

University of Connecticut

https://humanities.uconn.edu/

Storrs, CT

 

Schedule

 

9-9:30 Breakfast and Welcome by Anke Finger (DHMS-UConn)

9:30-11 Session 1: DH at NEHC Institutions (intros, structures, projects, concentrations, stakeholders)

11-12:30 Session 2: Resources (strengths at each institution, needs, networks)

 

12:30-2:00 Lunch

 

2-3pm Projects and Goals: what can NEHC-DH do for us? What can we do for NEHC-DH?

3-4pm Breakout session (groups work on defined projects or goals)

4-5pm Discussion and next-steps for NEHC-DH

 

6pm Dinner at local restaurant

 

Participants: Colby College, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, Wheaton College

Two upcoming events

The NEHC would like to highlight two exciting events.

Liberal Arts and the Humanities: Innovation, Engagement, and Cross-disciplinary Opportunities. Case Studies from Humanities Centers at Liberal Arts Colleges and Small Universities

September 28-30, 2018, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Registration for this event is free before September 7th. After that date, it is $75 dollars per individual. Registration is available here.

The twelfth annual Black New England Conference

October 19-20, 2018, University of New Hampshire