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New Opportunities and Funding, July 2018


Public Humanities Projects

National Endowment for the Humanities encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming. Funds support programs and activities that promote the humanities for general audiences. Projects should highlight history, literature, ethics, and art, or address complex issues in society. The deadline is August 29.

Public Engagement With Historical Records

The National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new online tools. NHPRC is seeking projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. Collaborations among archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community members are more likely to develop a competitive proposal.  It is anticipated that up to three grants between $50,000 and $150,000 will be awarded. The optional draft deadline is August 3. The final deadline is October 4.

American Folklore Society

The American Folklore Society recognizes excellence in integrating scholarship and engagement with the people and communities one studies, or in teaching and encouraging scholars and practitioners to work in their own cultures or communities. The $200 prize may be awarded for books, articles, software packages, or exhibits. It can also be awarded based on the nominee’s impact on engaged teaching and scholarship or their impact in their community or culture. Nominations are due August 31, 2018.

National Society for Experiential Education Annual Conference
The 47thAnnual Conference will be held September 24 -26 in Savannah, Georgia. For more information and to register click here.

National Alliance for Broader Impacts Needs Partner Campuses

NABI is seeking applications for new partners to join the Partnerships for Broader Impacts Design (BID) project. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the project is an extension of Portal to the Public. NABI is working to develop a flexible tools that will help universities and informal science education (ISE) organizations partner to support researchers in developing broader impacts. Tools will focus on developing durable institutional partnerships. NABI seeks six new university/ISE partnerships to assist with testing and refining the toolkit. More information can be found here. Applications are due August 20.

Garden Discovery Camps

Master Chef Camp

Four to five-year-olds will learn the essentials of eating from the garden July 16-20, 8:30-3:30. The cost is $115 for members and $135 for nonmembers. For more information visit

Food Allergy Friendly Camp

​Kids ages 6-12 with food allergies will learn healthy coping skills in a garden setting July 23-25 from 9:00-12:00. Participants will explore the gardens and learn about plants.  This is a free opportunity. Kids without allergies can attend, and those under 5 can participate with a parent.

Botanical Garden Buffet

This day camp will be held July 27 from 9:30-2:00. Its focus is eating in the outdoors. Participants will explore how gardens fit into the food network, and various ways to grow and harvest food. Participants will learn to plant, collect, clean, and a prepare snacks and recipes from the garden and will transplant veggie seedlings to take home to grow. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information visit