A New Resource from the Leslie Center: Venn Vision Grants

These grants are designed to encourage the formation of small groups of Dartmouth scholars. The grants aim to motivate faculty of all ranks to reach out to Dartmouth colleagues in concrete ways for inspiration and self-education to enrich their individual scholarly projects.

The Leslie Center for the Humanities is pleased to invite your applications for our new Venn Vision Grants. These grants encourage the cross-pollination of ideas among small groups of Dartmouth faculty whose research interests overlap in some significant way. 

In a different but related initiative, The Leslie Center is in the process of building an "Intersections" page on our website to provide timely information about Dartmouth colleagues' areas of inquiry and expertise. We invite you to participate now by uploading a brief description of any current projects through the "Intersections" submissions link. When we launch the page, you will be able to search through the descriptions and keywords of colleagues' projects. We will keep the page up to date as projects develop over time. In addition to helping you find partners for Venn Vision Grants, "Intersections" will serve as an ongoing resource for learning about the most current work happening in the Arts and Humanities at Dartmouth.

About the Venn Vision Grant

  • WHAT? Grants of up to $20k to promote shared scholarly engagement within groups of 3-4 Dartmouth scholars. Funds may be spent at any time over a 2-year period and in a variety of ways. Examples include group participation in conferences or symposia; hosting scholarly guests to serve as interlocutors for the group; group travel; paying undergraduate research fellows; editorial assistance for collective publications; a writing retreat; buying software; etc. The Leslie Center director and all members of each Venn Vision group must sign off on each expenditure as part of the group's work.
  • WHY? To encourage cross-pollination of ideas among small groups of Dartmouth faculty whose research interests overlap in some significant way. To enrich individual scholarly and creative projects by catalyzing intersection and interdisciplinarity in the work of Dartmouth colleagues.
  • WHO? Groups of 3-4 Dartmouth faculty members, any rank (including postdocs, lecturers, tenured and tenure-line faculty). Each group must include at least 2 members from Arts or Humanities departments or programs, at least 1 of whom must be a tenure-line faculty member. No more than 1 postdoc per group.
  • WHEN? Applications due January 3, 2022, for grants to be used by January 1, 2024.


If you have any questions about this new grant opportunity or the "Intersections" initiative, connect with us at humanities.center@dartmouth.edu.