Mandel Center for the Humanities

Grants for Faculty

The Mandel Center for the Humanities is pleased to offer grants that support innovative faculty research, scholarship and writing. These include Public Humanities Grants for projects with scope beyond the academy, Research Grants for engagement and reception of new research, and Writing Grants for focused writing retreats. 

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Public Humanities Grants

The Mandel Public Humanities Grants support Brandeis faculty working on experimental and/or publicly engaged projects in the humanities, the arts and the humanistic social sciences. These include projects that have audiences beyond the academy, projects in the experimental or digital humanities, applied humanities work, and/or collaborative projects that create and sustain mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations, museums, libraries or other cultural spaces or media.

Brandeis Faculty Research Grants

The Mandel Center for the Humanities is pleased to be able to fund two additional course releases for Brandeis faculty, to support research projects in the humanities, the arts or the humanistic social sciences. Along with the course release, the grantee will receive $2,500 to fund an event at the MCH as well as $2,500 in additional funds to be used for research expenses or as a one-time stipend payment (note stipend payments are taxed at the salary tax rate), or a combination of the above. The event should be related to the research project and should be designed to generate excitement for the topic among a variety of campus audiences, for instance by bringing scholars, practitioners, artists, filmmakers, authors and/or activists to campus. Ideally, such an event would complement a course the faculty member is teaching at the same time.