Implementation Grants of up to $35,000 support the execution of humanities activities such as exhibitions, public programs, and interpretive digital media projects.
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Implementation Grants support the execution of humanities projects, such as exhibitions, public programs, and interpretive digital media projects. The implementation stage is intended for projects that are ready to bring to fruition. For projects that require research or development before implementation, please view our Planning Grants.
Although a Planning Grant is not required to receive an Implementation Grant, and receipt of a Planning Grant does not guarantee Implementation funding, a competitive Implementation Grant application will discuss the research, planning, and development work conducted leading up to the grant request.
Implementation Grant proposals must demonstrate significant humanities scholarship and content and articulate clearly defined goals that will be achieved during the project.
For more information and examples of typical Implementation Grant projects, view the “Sample Grants” tab.
What are the humanities?
The humanities are fields of learning that help us to understand and appreciate human history, culture, values, and beliefs. They include (but are not limited to) history, cultural studies, civics, literature, and art history and criticism. For a more complete view of the humanities, click here.
What about the arts? What about STEM?
CT Humanities supports the intersection of the humanities and other fields such as arts or STEM. Implementation Grants can fund projects that explore this intersection of humanities and other fields. For example, the production of a play with supporting programming that helps the audience to better understand the humanities themes of the play could be funded by an Implementation Grant. In this case, CTH would primarily consider funding the supporting humanities programming.
Please note that application questions may change. Some sample applications do not reflect all questions asked in the current application and may have schedules that reflect old grant periods. Click the “Guidelines and Application” tab to preview the current Implementation Grant application. Click the “Important Dates” tab to view current grant periods.
To view all recent awarded grants, click here.
Please read the Implementation Grant guidelines before applying. The Implementation Grant Guidelines outline eligibility requirements, eligible expenses, matching requirements, grant duration, and more. Please note that Implementation Grants require a certain percentage of matching funds be from external funds.
To preview the current Implementation Grant application, click here. Please note that all character limits include spaces.
After speaking with Grants staff about your project, apply through the CTH Grant Application Portal.
CT Humanities seeks to fund projects with significant humanities scholarship and content that explores topics and stories in an inclusive, diverse, and equitable manner. You can find more information about our funding priorities here.
Award notification: The first workday of July (for the April deadline) or January (for the November deadline)
Grant period: 24 months starting from the date of the award notification
We are eager to help you submit a strong application. Before applying, organizations must contact CTH staff member Lian Partridge at email@example.com to discuss your project idea. Applications submitted without prior communication with CTH staff will not be considered.
For an overview of the application process, click here.Online Grant Application Portal
Have you received an Implementation Grant? The following resources may be helpful throughout your grant period. You can also find an overview of the grants management process here.