Funding Opportunities


The Leslie Center for the Humanities promotes humanities research, teaching, and collaborative projects through the variety of grants and awards listed below. Preference is generally given to applicants who have not recently received substantial Leslie Center funding and/or have not already received Center funding for similar projects. The Leslie Center Advisory Committee screens all proposals and may offer comments or suggest revisions to some proposals that it regards as potentially viable.

Faculty Research Awards

The Leslie Center awards funds of up to $6,500 to Dartmouth faculty to support distinguished research or creative projects with a significant humanities component.

Project Grants

Project Grants support large humanities and interdisciplinary projects that build relationships across the Dartmouth community: i.e., symposia, conferences, workshops, lecture series. The Leslie Center Advisory Committee considers applications from Dartmouth faculty members with projects whose budgets range from several thousand dollars up to $20,000 unless very unusual circumstances warrant a larger award.


The Leslie Center accepts applications to co-sponsor humanities events. Co-sponsorship seldom exceeds $2,500. Recipients are asked to acknowledge the support of the Leslie Center for the Humanities in any publicity.

Humanities Lab Course Development Grants

Humanities Labs are entire courses or course components that expand the traditional classroom experience typically associated with the humanities to involve some combination of experimentation, observation, hands-on learning, creating new knowledge, public dissemination of that knowledge, and creative production. Successful applicants for Humanities Lab course development grants may receive up to $5,000 for approved course-related expenses.