The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Grantmaking Program funds nonprofit organizations and individual researchers to stimulate new research in the humanities, spark thoughtful community exchange, build new audiences for the humanities, innovate new methods in the humanities, and advocate for the importance of the humanities for a lively and engaged democratic public.
NOTE: Due to the federal government’s shutdown, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities does not have access to the funds we receive from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the grants we award through the mini and major grant programs. As a result, we need to take the following steps:
- The Council will place a temporary hold on the funds for mini grants awarded in December.
- The Council will review major grant applications (due Jan. 15) as well as mini grant applications (due Feb. 1) as usual. However, we may need to delay award of funds until the NEH is open again.
- The final grant payment released after a final report is accepted will be delayed until the NEH reopens.
Funds will be released as soon as possible after the federal government, including the National Endowment of the Humanities, reopens.
Questions? Contact Logan Hinderliter, Associate Director, Grants & Partnerships.
Click here to read a piece by Council Board Chair Touba Ghadessi about the broader impact of the humanities in Rhode Island and ways you can support the Council, our grantees, and partners.