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Humanities Without Walls

Humanities Without Walls (HWW) is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes, including the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, at 15 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Originally funded by a $3 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the consortium was established to create cross-institutional research, teaching and scholarship in the humanities. The first research challenge of this initiative was The Global Midwest: to reveal and rethink the Midwest as a key site—both now and in the past—in shaping global economies and cultures.

In March 2016, the Mellon Foundation awarded a five-year, $4.2 million grant to renew support for the Humanities Without Walls consortium's two signature initiatives: summer workshops for pre-doctoral students in the humanities, and cross-institutional, collaborative awards for “grand research challenges.”

For 2017 and 2018, the research challenge is “The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate.

Click here for more details and links to the full RFP. The application deadline is October 31, 2017, and Northwestern applicants should email Tom Burke at the Kaplan Institute to indicate their  intent to apply.

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