Humanities Responders

The Public Humanities Exchange (HEX and HEX-U) continues to be primarily a program designed to encourage student-initiated public humanities projects. However, we invite both existing and potential community partners to contact the Center with public needs that might be well-suited to the skills and interests of UW-Madison students. Please contact Assistant Director, Public Humanities Programs, Danielle Weindling to discuss how your organization might pair these opportunities with the HEX scholarship.

The Humanities Responder branch of the Public Humanities Exchange offers opportunities to both graduate and undergraduate students, depending on the call for applications. Students from across campus are eligible to apply.

As with traditional HEX projects, Humanities Responder projects are funded on a one-to-two semester basis, depending on the nature of the work. One-semester projects will receive $1000 in funding; two-semester projects will receive $2000. All projects receive a $600 award stipend regardless of project timeline. Each project follows three main stages: planning, implementation, and capstone.

Existing Community Needs

At present, there are no open Humanities Responder calls for applications.

If you are a community organization interested in working with the Center for the Humanities and proposing a Humanities Responder project, please reach our directly to for further information.

Students are also encouraged to utilize the Wisconsin Idea Exchange, hosted by the Morgridge Center for Public Service, where community partners regularly self-identify their needs for potential university partnership.