Center for the Arts and Humanities Research Grants

Twice a year, the Center for the Arts and Humanities invites proposals from Colby students for funding of original research projects in the humanities or humanistic disciplines. In the event that there are insufficient funds to support all proposals, preference is given to students majoring or minoring in the humanities or humanistic disciplines. Grants will range from $500 to $3,000. Funds may be allocated to cover any legitimate research expenses including but not limited to purchase of research materials, travel, food, and lodging expenses associated with data gathering. (Stipends are not covered under this program.)

$500 - $3,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide a brief abstract describing the project.
  2. Research Design Proposal:
    • a. Describe the specific research question(s) to be examined.
    • b. Provide a brief literature review (consult with your faculty sponsor for examples relevant to your field) that indicates the significance of your research questions.
    • c. Describe the methodology, including a clear indication of how data will be gathered and how variables will be defined.
    • d. Please provide evidence that you have the skills necessary to gather the information in this way, usually indicated by significant coursework. Please cite relevant classes.
    • e. If the project involves research in a foreign country, indicate and identify local contacts with whom you will work and locations of source material. If this is not applicable please write "NA."
    • f. What is your timeline for data-gathering and writing?
  3. Are you applying for funding from any source recommended to you in this system other than the Center for the Arts and Humanities?
  4. Will you be able to proceed with the project in the event that you receive only partial funding?