Grant Criteria and Applications

Financial support for humanities projects

We are a proud supporter of local communities, grassroots activities, tradition, and innovation. Our grant categories provide invaluable financial support to help bring educational programs, publications, festivals, interpretive exhibits and activities, local history projects, oral history projects, media projects, and more around the state. In the past three years, the Utah Humanities Council has provided close to $500,000 in grants to 230 organizations located in 57 cities.

What are the Humanities?
The study of what we are, what we have been, and what we can become. They are concerned with values and choices, and with making intellectual, moral, and spiritual sense of the world. The humanities help us to analyze our complex society, and to make thoughtful, reasoned decisions. The humanities help us to make connections. They connect small questions to large issues, our neighborhoods to the world, and our own experiences to other times and places.

The humanities include the study 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 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.

Grants We Offer:
The grid below showcases the types of grants we offer. Click on the "Guidelines and Application" button found within each grant category to better determine if your project/activity is eligible. It is highly recommended that you speak with UHC staff about your project before submitting an application.

An organization is eligible for no more than two (2) grants during UHC's fiscal year (November 1 - October 31). However, an organization cannot apply for additional grants in new fiscal years until at least one (1) grant has satisfied its obligations, reports have been submitted, and the grant is officially closed out by UHC staff.

UHC Grant Opportunities Purpose Funding
Application Deadline Project Dates Questions?
General Competitive Grants

Support projects designed to increase public understanding and appreciation of the humanities $5,000

Required First Draft Deadlines:
February 1

Required Final Application Deadlines:
March 1
Proposed project/activities must begin on or after May 1 Jodi Graham
801-359-9670 x 105

Oral History Grants

Support for oral history research, transcription, and recording $2,000
Rolling Deadline Proposal must be submitted 6-8 weeks prior to project start date Jodi Graham
801-359-9670 x 105
Quick Grants

Guidelines & Application

Support direct program costs of smaller projects, with a simplified and expedited process $1,500
Rolling Deadline Proposal must be submitted at least 6-8 weeks prior to project/activities start date. Jodi Graham
801-359-9670 x 105
Research Fellowships

Not available in 2014





Student Research Fellowships

Not available in 2014