Grant group stresses humanities, historical preservation awards

Indiana nonprofits are encouraged to apply for grants in 2018 for projects that seek to engage the public in the humanities or provide historic preservation education.

Through its annual grant programs—Humanities Initiative Grants and Historic Preservation Education Grants—Indiana Humanities funds a variety of programs across the state each year. In 2018, Indiana Humanities will also offer Quantum Leap grants for projects that explore the spirit of possibility and problem solving that occurs when we bridge STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, math and medicine—with the humanities as part of Indiana Humanities’ two-year Quantum Leap initiative.

Humanities Initiative Grants of up to $2,000 are awarded twice a year to nonprofit organizations for public humanities programs such as workshops, lectures, exhibits and reading and discussion programs. Projects must contain a strong focus on the humanities, include humanities scholars in project planning and implementation and be intended for a public or school audience. The 2018 application deadlines are Jan. 29 and July 30.

Historic Preservation Education Grants of up to $2,500 are awarded to nonprofit organizations for educational programs and projects related to historic structures in Indiana. Eligible projects include lectures, workshops, con- ferences, the production of audiovisual materials and heritage or cultural tourism programs, as well as educational print materials such as walking tour brochures, guides to historic homes and curriculum units for K-12 classrooms. There is a mandatory prospectus deadline of Feb. 26 and an application deadline of April 16.

For more information, contact George Hanlin at 800-675-8897 or