Funding: ICMA Whiting Foundation 2022-23 Public Engagement Grants, Deadline 30th April 2021

As a nominating body for the Whiting Foundation’s Public Engagement Programs in the humanities, the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) calls for proposals in public-facing scholarship to submit for the 2021–22 competition cycle (for funding in 2022–23). The foundation describes these funding opportunities as “designed to celebrate and empower humanities faculty who embrace public engagement” at an early-career stage, “to infuse the depth, historical richness, and nuance of the humanities into public life.”

We may nominate one or two proposals by full- or part-time faculty at accredited US institutions of higher learning. To be eligible for the grants, faculty must be full- or part-time faculty in both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years. Faculty need not be on a tenure track to be eligible. Nominees must also be early-career: they should have received their doctorate between 2008 and 2020.

The Foundation welcomes proposals including collaborations between faculty and graduate students. Nominees may apply to either of the Whiting’s funding programs, depending on the stage of development of their project: 

A Fellowship of $50,000 for projects far enough into development or execution to present specific, compelling evidence that they will successfully engage the intended public.

A Seed Grant of up to $10,000 for projects at a somewhat earlier stage of development, where more modest resources are needed to test or pilot a project or to collaborate with partners to finalize the planning for a larger project and begin work.

The full application for nominees is due on 14 June 2021.


Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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