The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate

Application Deadline: October 31st, 2016, 5:00 p.m., Central Time

The Humanities without Walls consortium invites applications for funding from cross-institutional teams of faculty and graduate students wishing to collaboratively pursue research topics related to “The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate.” They seek collaborative research in the field of environmental humanities, broadly conceived, as well as the development of new humanities-centered paradigms for thinking through the limits and possibilities of climate change policy.



NEA Research Labs

The NEA is soliciting proposals for research agendas that empirically demonstrate the role of the arts in three key areas of cultural concern.


Deadline for proposals: July 12, 2016.

Each NEA Research Lab will define a research agenda, conduct a research program to implement that agenda, and prepare reports that will contribute substantively to a wider understanding of one of three areas of special interest to the National Endowment for the Arts:

1. The Arts, Health, and Social/Emotional Well-Being
2. The Arts, Creativity, Cognition, and Learning
3. The Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

They anticipate that a sustained engagement with these topic areas, and with the corresponding research questions, will have distinctive benefits for the arts community, but also for sectors such as healthcare, education, and business or management. Priority will be given to applications that propose quasi-experimental or experimental studies with theory-driven research questions and methodologies that will yield important information about the impact of the arts within the selected topic area.