Connections Among the Humanities, Sciences, and Technology

The NEH issued a call for grant applications for media projects (films, websites, and apps), museum exhibits, and library programs that apply humanities approaches to scientific and technological developments. You can find links to four grant programs below, as well as the official language from the grant guidelines.

 This call builds upon the NEH’s tradition of funding interdisciplinary projects. Ken Burns’ The Dust Bowl wove the scientific explanation for the Dust Bowl into the historical narrative. The NEH supported an exhibition called Going Places, which demonstrated how the technology of transportation evolved through the Industrial Revolution. Building Big, a five-part series produced by NOVA for PBS with NEH and NSF support, examines the history and science of monumental engineering projects like tunnels, skyscrapers, dams, bridges, and domes.

 Media Projects: Development Grants
Deadline: January 8, 2014

Media Projects: Production Grants
Deadline: January 8, 2014

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants
Deadline: January 8, 2014

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants
Deadline: January 8, 2014

 Humanities and science and technology

The Division of Public Programs encourages projects that examine connections between the humanities and science and technology. The humanities offer significant insight into scientific discovery, scientific thinking, and the historical, cultural, and ethical implications of various technologies. Projects might provide the historical and social contexts for scientific developments, to illuminate how science is produced and scientific information is consumed. Alternatively, projects might analyze how technological innovation helps reshape cultures and understandings of our place in the world. Projects might also discuss the ethical and political implications of scientific and technological developments. Proposals must demonstrate sound humanities and science scholarship. Projects must involve collaboration between the project team and advisers drawn from the humanities and the sciences.