Changing Climate


The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate Research Challenge
Application Deadline: October 31st, 2017, 5:00 p.m., Central Time

The Humanities without Walls consortium invites applications for funding from cross-institutional teams of faculty and graduate students wishing to collaboratively pursue research topics related to “The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate.” Proposals should include a detailed Graduate Humanities Lab Practicum experience for graduate students. 

Applicants may propose research designed to serve public policy or other applied outcomes, though this is not required. Proposals that deal with climate change and research that explores more metaphoric meanings of “changing climate” are equally welcome as long as they are interdiscjplinary and intentionally collaborative. In other words, scholars invested in “The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate” research initiative can pursue specifically environmental studies topics or they can choose to interpret climate change broadly across range of times and places. Above all, applications should nominate a clear and concise research problem and make a persuasive case for the cross-institutional partnerships involved.

Application Deadlines

  • Submit proposals to Humanities Without Walls through the Application Portal by October 31, 2017, 5:00 PM, Central Time
  • Intent-to-Apply emails from UW-Madison scholars should be sent to Megan Massino by October 1, 2017

Please review the full Request for Proposals for information on proposal components, eligibility, budget, and other guidance.

UW-Madison-Specific Criteria

UW-Madison faculty who intend to submit a proposal or are part of an inter-institutional team submitting a proposal should send an email indicating your intent to apply, the title of your project, your external partners, and the total amount of funding you intend to apply for to Megan Massino ( at the Center for the Humanities by October 1, 2017.

Please note also that all applications must have a record in UW-Madison’s WISPER system and be vetted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs prior to submission. If you intend to apply you should immediately get in contact with Kelly Mallon, Research Administrator for the College of Letters & Science, contact information below:

Kelly Mallon
Research Administrator
College of Letters & Science Research Services
University of Wisconsin-Madison
PH: 608/890-3044  email: