Griswold Faculty Research Fund


The A. Whitney Griswold Faculty Research Fund was established to support Yale faculty research in the humanities. It awards grants for specific humanities research projects to faculty from across the disciplinary spectrum at YaleGrants up to $8,000 per academic year may be sought for purposes such as travel to inspect primary-source materials, acquisition of inaccessible books or visual materials (later transferred to a University library), and research assistance. The award is not intended for reimbursement of expenses already incurred.


Full-time faculty members on continuing appointment in any department or division of Yale University are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to first-time applicants and to applicants who do not have other current research grants. 

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form. 

Along with the application, please submit a proposal (2–3 pages) that includes the following: 

  • A description of research to be conducted during the award period. 
  • An explanation of the relationship between the research and the broader project to which it will contribute. This may include a summary of a planned article, translation, or book project. 
  • An itemized budget. 
  • A statement concerning any previous grants awarded by the Griswold Research Fund. 
  • Mention of any other research grants that can be applied to the project and their balance. 

Please combine the above elements into one PDF; all materials should be emailed to