Humanities and Area Studies Faculty Research Development Program

Who: Are you a full-time regular faculty member of any rank in the Humanities or a discipline with humanistic scope? Are you engaged in a research project about the people or region of Latin American and the Caribbean? Are you interested in external support in the Humanities and humanistic Social Sciences to begin, advance or conclude your individual research but still looking for programs appropriate for your project? Need advice about navigating the parts of the university that approve external funding? And, above all, do you want to successfully compete for the time and resources that will make your book, articles, or other research products impactful, even dazzling?

What: You are invited to apply for this intensive summer workshop directed by Prof. Bianca Premo (History) to help you succeed in applying for High Value individual research awards and fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences. These include fellowships from the NEH, Fulbright, ACLS, residential awards, and more. Select participants who would like to apply for these awards to support research or writing projects on any region or topic related to Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latinx topics and Anglophone regions, will attend a three-day intensive (remote) workshop that will help identify the large grant funding opportunities appropriate to their fields; demystify the bureaucratic process of sponsored research in the Humanities; cultivate strategies for seeking and receiving research funding into already-demanding academic lives; and successfully compete for funding opportunities.

When: Participants will receive $500 for participating in all planned hours of three sessions of the intensive summer workshop to be held from 10:00 am-1:00 pm June 20, 21, and 28, 2024, and $1000 when they submit a project proposal for one or more large external High Value fellowship and award programs in the coming academic year.

Apply by May 20, 5:00 pm by submitting the one-page form to with the subject line: HAS Grant Workshop. Applications will be selected based on promise of submitting applications for a High Value large grant or fellowship within the designated period, project strength and fit within area studies and humanities scope, and with attention to forming a diverse cohort in the workshop of faculty of different ranks, fields and perspectives.

Questions?: Please contact the HAS Director, Bianca Premo, at