Themed Requests for Proposals in the US
In honor of its upcoming 50th Anniversary (2022 – 2023), South Carolina Humanities has launched a new statewide Request for Proposals (RFP) titled SCH@50: Remembering the Past, Reimagining the Future.
Priority will be given to proposals that address an important historical moment or contemporary issue for South Carolina; utilize the perspectives of one or more humanities disciplines; and develop proper formats for implementation and distribution. Developing a collaborative base of support locally is also important.
Awards are in sums between $2,000 and $10,000.
What SC Humanities Grants Do Not Fund?
SC Humanities does not award grants to individuals. Your application must have a nonprofit sponsoring organization.
Creative or performing arts performances. We do fund the theory and criticism of the arts. Your program should be designed to generate dialogue between humanities scholars and the audience and not for the presentation of the art form itself.
Programs that advocate for a particular ideology, political, social, or religious viewpoint.
Programs that intended for only college students or college faculty. Your program must engage non-academic participants.
Programs that carry a high ticket or registration fee.
Courses, scholarships, awards, fellowships or individual research. However, teachers are allowed to apply for programs that earn Continuing Education credits.
Publications, scholarly, writing or editing projects.
Capital projects. These include the purchase of land, buildings, restorations, constructions, or museum / library acquisitions. Charges may be made to a grant project for equipment purchases (such as modest expenditures related to SC Humanities-funded exhibits) if the applicant can demonstrate that the purchase amount of permanent equipment is less expensive than rental charges.
Food, alcoholic beverages or entertainment for audiences.
Expenses incurred or paid for before the SC Humanities grant is awarded or the beginning of the grant period.
Any nonprofit organization or institution may apply for SC Humanities grants for projects and programs of interest to South Carolinians. Applicants must have an EIN number and a DUNS number.
The humanities must be central, not tangential, to the project. Funds awarded by SC Humanities are federal in origin and are subject to the federal criteria that governs administrative requirements, allowable costs, and audit requirements.
SC Humanities will provide information about OMB requirements to grantees.
For more information, visit https://schumanities.org/grants/howtoapply/