The A. Whitney Griswold Faculty Research Fund

The A. Whitney Griswold Faculty Research Fund was established to support Yale faculty research in the humanities. The Fund awards grants for specific research projects to full-time faculty members on continuing appointment in any department or division of the University. Preference is given to first-time applicants and to applicants who do not have other current research grants.

Grants up to $8,000 per academic year may be sought for purposes such as (a) travel to inspect primary-source materials, (b) acquisition of inaccessible books or visual materials (later transferred to a University library), (c) research assistance. The award is not intended for reimbursement of expenses already incurred.

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form.

Along with the application, please submit a 2-3 page proposal that includes the following elements:

  • 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

Important dates

The deadlines for submission of Griswold applications, including supporting materials, are November 1, February 1, or April 1 each year.