The center is glad to introduce new and revisited programs and funding opportunities for the coming year. Each is designed to support your work and our community in ways that make sense for the current realities of our lives. Please see the descriptions below.
We are prioritizing high-touch, small scale events that will provide maximum affect for our students, such as class visits and targeted workshops, though we will consider other requests as well based on the Center's co-sponsorship guidelines for the year. Where possible, please consider inviting non-tenured and and non-tenure track faculty for virtual visits in light of ongoing labor insecurity in our profession.
Any member of the Grinnell College community may use small grants from the Humanities Exploration Fund to purchase books or any other materials that can help you and your conversation partners draw on the arts and humanities to explore some part of the world around you.
Writers@Grinnell Reading Group
The Center for the Humanities is delighted to partner with Writers@Grinnell and Intercultural Affairs on this small initiative to support student community and humanistic exploration. Whether you are part of an identity affinity group, a College scurry, or would just like to read amazing literature with friends, the Center will be glad to purchase books/materials by authors visiting Grinnell through the Writers@Grinnell program. You can get together with friends to read/engage work leading up to visits — check out the amazing Writers@Grinnell schedule! — or after their visit. The important thing to us is that we support your engagement with the amazing work of those visiting our campus with meaning and intention. Request your book.
Students may use small grants from the Arts and Humanities Fund to support academic research or a project on which you've been working in your own time.