Humanities Facilitating Fund

Program Description

The goal of the Humanities Facilitating Fund (HFF) is to provide funding that promotes the generation of original scholarship by faculty in the humanities at GW.

The full Call for Proposals is availabe within OVPR's InfoReady portal. Choose "Humanities Facilitating Fund - FY22" from the list of funding opportunities.


HFF principal investigators must be regular-status faculty in humanities disciplines as defined by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Faculty from the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design are eligible to apply.

Review Criteria

Proposals will be judged on the following criteria:

Criteria % of Total Score
Importance of Proposed Expenditures for Research Project
Likelihood of Achieving Goals 33%
Clarity of Proposal and Budget 34%
TOTAL 100%


Awards will be limited to $5,000. Allowable costs include:
  • Service costs (such as mapmaking or image rights) so long as they are important to the project
  • Travel so long as it is important to the project and can be justified
  • Supplies so long as they are important to project and can be justified
  • Student support (requests must explain the student’s role in the overall research plan)
  • Publication fees or subventions (requests must show necessity of paying such fees)

Application Procedures

The application should be no longer than one page, and should include:

  1. A summary of the project and its significance
  2. A description of the items for which HFF support is necessary
  3. A budget
  4. A listing of other GW sources of funding (UFF, CCFF, CCAS Nick-of-Time, CCAS Extended Travel Funds, etc.) for which you have applied in the last year and the outcome of those applications.

Applications must be submitted in .doc, .docx, or .pdf formats, and uploaded into the OVPR-InfoReady application portal along with completed required information fields.

Start your HFF application in InfoReady


Applications are due by 12:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 13, 2021.


Programmatic and eligibility questions can be sent to Prof. Lynn Westwater, [email protected], or Prof Jamie Cohen-Cole, [email protected].

Questions regarding InfoReady should be sent to [email protected].

Important Documents - HFF