Internal Competition Completed

Principal Investigators Selected
  • Jennifer Brier , Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Program Summary

Program Summary

Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family and young adults. This program seeks to understand and explain the significance of what people have thought, done and achieved and to connect the study of the humanities to the current conditions of national life. Humanities fields approach topics like these primarily by means of qualitative (interpretive, critical, speculative, historical) methods rather than exclusively by means of quantitative methods. 

Programs supported by the Humanities Access grants have included, for example:

  • a young readers' initiative sponsored by a state humanities council
  • a "family conversations" program at a rural historical society connecting the area's cultural and natural resources
  • internships for students at a liberal arts college to work in local cultural organizations during the summer

Humanities Access Grants offer two years of match-based funding. All funds must be expended by the end of the grant preiod. Humanities Access grant funds should not be used to replace existing program funds. Instead, the grant should expand or enhance an existing exemplary humanities program.


Successful applicants must raise contributions from nonfederal third parties and have them certified before NEH will release the grant funds to the grantee. Grantees may not use funds from other federal entitities to match NEH grants.



Application Limits

Application Limits

University is limited to one proposal.

Additional Information


UIC Letter of Intent
March 15, 2017
UIC Internal Competition
Sponsor Letter of Intent
Sponsor Application
May 3, 2017

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form


Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.


Please contact Natalia Glubisz at or 312-996-8348 with any questions.


If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact for further information.