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Funding Strategies for Projects in the Arts & Humanities

January 30, 2023, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST

This presentation by Jesse Johnston will provide an overview of fellowships and grants available to support and enhance arts and humanities research, with specific focus on grants offered by the “cultural” agencies of the U.S. federal government, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The general approaches and considerations discussed in this presentation will be informative to anyone aiming to learn about the grant process, planning to apply for grants, or looking for funding opportunities.

Presentation attendees will learn:

  • Insights into researching funding opportunities
  • Tips for Planning projects and proposals
  • An overview of the review and decision-making processes for awarding grants

Johnston will be available for Q&A following the presentation.

This session is sponsored by Rackham’s Mellon Public Engagement and the Humanities program, and is open to all students on campus interested in the topic. This is a hybrid event, with options to attend in-person or virtually.

Bio: Jesse Johnston is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Information and previously worked as a senior program officer for preservation and access at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has extensive experience in the public sector, academic research, and librarianship and archiving. Prior to joining the School of Information, he was Associate Director for Information Strategy at Mcubed and Senior Research Development Officer, where he worked to catalyze research projects in the arts and humanities across all three U-M campuses. Before working at the University of Michigan, he served as a Senior Librarian for digital content at the Library of Congress and as an archivist at the Smithsonian’s Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections.

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January 30, 2023
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
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East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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