How to Apply
Interested in applying? Great! We are excited to learn more about you and to hear your ideas.
Step 1: Gather information and develop your ideas
Seek out inspiration and guidance from others. Helpful sources typically include:
- Current & Past HEX projects
- Current & Past HEX-U projects
- Other public humanities institutions and projects outside of UW-Madison
- Your professors, TAs, advisors, and peers
Start by considering...
- What are you learning as an undergraduate student? Through humanities-oriented classes, research, and other scholarly activities?
- How might your learning be of benefit to the community? What links can be made?
- What are the current issues of the local community?
- What are the unmet or under-met needs of local organizations?
- How could elements of the local community be advanced?
- How can the community play an integral role in your efforts? What kinds of community knowledges, skills, experiences, and resources could be helpful?
Step 2: Learn about application requirements and develop your application
Note: You will be able to share your ideas with us through various forms of media and/or text in the application, some of which will take time to develop. Don't delay! Start now, and consider utilizing campus resources such as The Writing Center and the Design Lab for assistance.
Step 3: Choose an application round that works for your project's timeline
Upcoming application deadlines for 2017-18:
ROUND 1: Monday, October 16, 2017
ROUND 2: Monday, December 4, 2017
ROUND 3: Monday, February 12, 2018
ROUND 4: Friday, March 23, 2018
Projects should begin a minimum of 6 weeks after the application deadline, preferably several months after the application deadline to allow enough time for planning and disbursement of money. Questions about the timing of your application? Ask our Program Coordinator!