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Humanities Collaboratory

Funded by the Provost’s Office, the Michigan Humanities Collaboratory provides resources for humanities scholars to experiment with collaborative, team-based approaches to humanities research, its communication to the broader public, and the training of the next generation of humanities scholars. Led by humanities faculty, teams including other university faculty, librarians, and humanists, undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs, will work together on large-scale projects from development to dissemination as they create team-based project models.

The Humanities Collaboratory offers seed funding and support for groups of faculty to develop project proposals during Spring term. Project development support includes faculty compensation, travel, materials, and graduate research assistance. The first round of applications for proposal development (seed funding) will be due February 1, 2016.  Faculty will be notified of funding decisions by February 26, 2016.

The second stage of funding for successful project proposals will provide support for up to two years. Project funding includes faculty compensation, support for skills training or workshops; student and postdoc funding, and a collaborative space with supporting infrastructure, including some staff support. Funding also includes support for exhibitions, displays, or other public programming in order to publicly disseminate results of the projects.  

The Collaboratory will be offering resource and informational workshops later this fall in support of the seed funding proposal development process.  Details on workshop dates, proposal guidelines and deadlines can be found on the Collaboratory’s website.