Humanities/Humanity offers grants of up to $16,000 to help small groups of Yale scholars in the humanities and related disciplines convene with collaborators from across the U.S. and beyond. Each year, the Whitney Humanities Center awards several Humanities/Humanity grants that enable experts, near and far, to gather in person: thesegatheringscan beseminars, workshops, discussion groups, or conferences. We encourage applicants to visit the Humanities/Humanity program page and read about recent workshops before applying.  



We welcome applications from multidisciplinary teams of at least three members—in faculty or equivalent senior academic administrative or curatorial roles—coming from three different Yale departments, programs, or institutions. Applications from scholars at different stages of their careers are particularly welcomed. 


How to apply 

Applications should combine the following three elements into one PDF:

  1. Workshop title and description. In no more than 1,500 words, describe the topics and issues to be discussed and their significance.
  2. Preliminary roster of 8–15 participants (inclusive of Yale faculty sponsors), accompanied by a brief description of the areas of expertise and expected contributions of each.
  3. Detailed budget not exceeding $16,000 and a proposed calendar of one or two periods when the workshop will convene. 

Please send application materials as a single PDF attachment (filename should be the proposed workshop title) via email to