Previous Grant Awards

Competitive Grants To Nonprofit Organizations: Funded by the Utah Humanities Council

Competitive Grants Awarded May 2011


Oral History Grants: Jointly Funded by the Utah Humanities Council and Utah State History

Funds for Oral History Grants are made possible through state appropriations and a special We The People appropriation from Congress to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Oral History Grants Awarded in 2011
Oral History Grants 2010


Museum Interpretation Grants: Jointly Funded by the Utah Humanities Council and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums

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Museum Interpretation Grants 2010


Quick Grants: Funded by the Utah Humanities Council

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Programs Serving Children and Youth: Funded by the Utah Humanities Council

Children Applications Awarded in 2011
Youth Applications Awarded in 2011


2011 Albert J. Colton Fellowship for Projects of National or International Scope

Sean Prentiss, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI  
FINDING ABBEY: A SEARCH FOR EDWARD ABBEY AND HIS HIDDEN GRAVE
An examination of how the American West shaped Edward Abbey and how Abbey’s ideas have shaped the American West and to search for the elusive Edward Abbey’s unknown grave site.
Award: $3,500

2011 Delmont Oswald Fellowship for Projects in Utah Studies

Fred E. Woods, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
ICLANDERS GATHER TO UTAH (1855-1914)
An exhibition of Icelandic-Mormon History in Spanish fork from 1851-1914; history gathered from the descendants of Icelandic pioneers
Award: $3,500

2011 Graduate Student Research Fellowship

John Brumbaugh, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Faculty Advisor: Victoria Grieve
RETURN TO ANTI-MORMONISM-FREDERICK T. DUBOIS AND THE REED SMOOT HEARINGS
An analytical venue on how the elections of 1902 shifted its support from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party; Senator Dubois’s grassroots movement to remove Senator Reed Smoot from office.
Award: $2,000

Steven Jeffrey Pynes, Jr, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Faculty Advisor: Marianna Di Paolo
LA MONTANA de la FLOR IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
An opportunity to record Tol, an endangered indigenous language of Honduras which in turn will be made available for linguistic analysis and archiving.
Award: $2,000

Lucas J. Matthews, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Faculty Advisor: Ron Mallon
ON THE NATURE OF HUMAN NORMATIVITY
A proposal to research and update current literature on moral psychology and philosophy, and an experiment geared towards explaining why prohibitive moral norms are so popular today.
Award: $2,000

2011 Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship

D. Carson Bessinger, Utah State University, Logan, UT 
Faculty Advisor: Charlie Huenemann
CONSIOUSNESS ENFRAMED: THE ALETHEIA OF QUALIN
An examination of the philosopher Daniel Dennett’s claim that Qualin-007 subjective experience of our senses- do not exist, they are an illusion.
Award: $2,000

Rebekah Monahan, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Faculty Advisor: Paul Stavast
UTAH AT THE COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION IN CHICAGO
A collection of archaeological and ethnographic items from Utah presented at the Chicago World’s Fair in 893 which represents not only ancient people who owned the artifacts but the Utah residents who collected them.
Award: $2,000


Prior Utah Humanities Council Grant Awards