Research fellowship grants award up to $4,000. Applications are typically due Dec. 20 of the fiscal year in which the are awarded.
Before submitting an application, please read the grant guidelines. They contain important details about the application process and requirements. Then discuss your project with Humanities Montana staff. We will confirm whether your proposal meets the basic criteria, and will help ensure you submit a competitive application. Humanities Montana staff can guide you through the online application process, answer questions, review drafts, offer recommendations, and generally help you develop the strongest application possible.
Applications can be submitted online any time. However, the Humanities Montana board reviews research fellowship applications and awards grants only once each year at the board meeting following the December 20 deadline
The board reviews applications and awards grants on a competitive basis. It assesses proposals based on humanities content and participation by humanities scholars in planning and/or implementation of projects.
We encourage proposals that stimulate statewide dialogue on humanities topics, foster discussion between humanities scholars and the public, strengthen cooperative relationships among communities and cultural organizations (museums, libraries, schools, tribal organizations, etc.), and enrich civic discourse among the state's diverse cultures and across its geographical distances.
Humanities Montana awards research fellowships to a broad range of scholars, not all affiliated with a university. Eligibility requirements are listed in the grant guidelines.