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 combine the following elements of the application into one PDF and submit by email to Inessa Laskova.

  • Name, rank, department, and amount requested.
  • A two-sentence summary of the project.
  • A succinct description of the proposed scholarly activity: objectives, research procedures, materials to be used, reasons for travel if applicable.
  • A brief explanation of the relationship between this research and the broader project to which it will contribute (e.g., an article, translation, or book project). 
  • An itemized budget. 
  • A listing of all previous grants awarded by the Griswold Faculty Research Fund. 
  • Mention of any other current research grants or funds that can be applied to the project.