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Humanities Without Walls 2022

The Grand Research Challenge Initiative

Application deadline: November 15, 2022, 11:59pm CST

The Humanities Without Walls (HWW) consortium invites applications for funding from cross-institutional teams of faculty and graduate students wishing to collaboratively pursue research topics related to the Grand Research Challenge Initiative.

Project period: January 1, 2023–December 31, 2025

Award amount: Up to $150,000

Principal Investigator (PI) eligibility: Tenure-line faculty at HWW consortium institutions in the humanities or humanistic social sciences

Collaborator eligibility: Project collaborators must include one of the following: faculty at a HWW consortium institution other than that of the PI; faculty at Minority Serving Institutions or community and regional colleges; and community organizations (excluding for-profit entities).  

Before applying for HWW grants: Weinberg faculty must contact Tom Burke, Assistant Director of the Kaplan Institute (, and Gina Berardesco, Senior Research Administrator in the Weinberg Research Administration Office (

Reference: Click to view current and past HWW-funded Grand Research Challenge Projects.

The Grand Research Challenge Initiative

The Humanities Without Walls Grand Research Challenge funds collaborative and interdisciplinary humanities research projects that demonstrate a commitment to methodologies of reciprocity and redistribution. These methods are at the heart of HWW’s work to support humanities scholarship that is truly “without walls”; i.e., research that is not only publicly and community engaged but co-designed by all partners in recognition that expertise is located not just within research universities but also in scholars located in a wide variety of institution types, occupational positions, and communities.

Reciprocity and Redistribution

HWW's aim is to develop sustainable practices which guarantee that equitable, non-extractive structures and ways of working are embedded in intellectual collaborative projects—so that they will occupy a more prominent place in the long-range transformations of academic culture in the humanities to which HWW contributes.

Reciprocity and redistribution are:

RFP Details

For full details and the most up-to-date application information, please visit the Humanities Without Walls website.