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Idaho Humanities Council Invites Applications for Winter Grants

November 28, 2017

The Idaho Humanities Council invites proposals for Mini and Major grants and Teacher Incentive Grants from organizations and individuals for consideration at the IHC's next grant round.  The deadline for grant proposals is January 15, 2018.  Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review the guidelines and contact IHC staff ([email protected]) well in advance of the deadline to discuss project ideas before beginning a proposal. 

Mini grants (under $2,000) and Major Grants (over $2,000) over the years have supported museum and library exhibits, oral history projects, heritage tourism projects, special lectures, the preservation of historical photo archives, Chautauqua programs, community-wide reading programs, humanities-focused conferences, and a variety of projects and programs that inspire community dialogue in the humanities.  In addition to other topics, the IHC this year has a special interest in seeing proposals that offer the opportunity for civil discourse on race and ethnicity, and other issues of public concern.

Teacher Incentive Grants, limited to $1,000, are awarded to K-12 teachers to enhance their teaching of the humanities in the classroom.

Grant guidelines and the online application are available on the IHC's website at under "Grants." The website also includes a listing of recent grant awards and other general information.

The Idaho Humanities Council is a non-profit organization working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to promoting public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of literature, history, philosophy, law, anthropology, and other humanities disciplines in Idaho.  For more information, call the IHC at (208) 345-5346 (Outside Boise area call toll-free at (888) 345-5346), or visit IHC's website at

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit