Undergraduate Exchange Program

About HEX-U

The Public Humanities Exchange Program for Undergraduates (HEX-U) is a new program beginning in Spring 2017. Modeled off of our successful graduate public humanities exchange program (HEX), HEX-U is a high-impact practice for undergraduates who wish to make meaningful connections between their humanities scholarship and the needs of the local community through new models of social engagement. The program will provide training, mentoring, and small grant financial support to a small cohort of undergraduate scholars as they plan and implement creative community projects in partnership with Dane County organizations.

Projects may be focused on, but are not limited to:

  • developing relationships and networks
  • cultivating & sharing perspectives
  • creating programs
  • providing services

Projects might engage with or result in an artifact that serves as a "capstone" to the project process and/or to undergraduate study, such as:

  • blogs, websites, digital storytelling
  • zines
  • texts, curricula, anthologies
  • artwork, exhibitions
  • dramatic performances
  • biographies, memoirs
  • panels, parties, discussions series
  • podcasts
  • documentary films & photography, online video channels
  • guided tours of historic places
  • development of digital platforms
  • multimedia publication
  • oral history
  • & much more

All projects should be designed to benefit both the student(s) and community partner.

Each student or team of students will be awarded a $600 stipend. Additionally, we expect most projects to receive up to approximately $2,000 in funding, to be determined upon review of each project's proposed budget.

Interested? Great! Learn about what it means to be a HEX-U Scholar and how to apply. Consider also taking a moment to learn more about the importance of the humanities from the Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities, and how our Center makes an impact.