Workshops

Mellon Workshop Call for Proposals

Support from the A.W. Mellon Foundation allows the Center for the Humanities to support 3-5 new interdisciplinary workshops in the humanities each year.

Each of the workshops selected for funding receives a budget of $5,000. These funds can be used to purchase materials, pay honoraria, cover travel costs for outside speakers, establish a website, promote workshop activities, and cover other related expenses. Workshops are strongly encouraged to supplement the Center's funding with other sources of support. Preference will be given to groups that are not already organized programs on campus. Workshops funded in the current year may reapply.

Mellon Workshop applications for the 2015-2016 academic year are due on March 6, 2015.  For inquiries and more information, please email info@humanities.wisc.edu or call 263-3412.

2015-16 Mellon Workshop Application

Workshop Theme

Founding Members

Workshop proposals should be developed by a group of at least four individuals. One or more members of this group must be a student (graduate or undergraduate) and no more than two members can be from the same department. Please indicate your four members below.

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Written Proposal:

Please submit a brief narrative that outlines the theme of the project, provides information on the group leadership, describes the target audience, and indicates whether outside speakers (if any) will be involved. Proposals can be no longer than three single-spaced pages.

Some of the criteria used in selecting workshops for funding include:
1. Breadth of interdisciplinary interest
2. Signs of active graduate student and faculty involvement in the planning process
3. Creativity of new research or intellectual plans for the workshop; demonstration of what new knowledge or new kinds of exchange will be made possible by the group
4. Feasibility

Please submit one PDF copy of your proposal by March 6, 2015 using the file upload option below.