The West Virginia Humanities Council has announced its Feb. 1 grant deadline for three categories: major grants, which are awarded twice a year for projects requesting up to $ 20,000; grants of $ 3,000, awarded annually for university research projects; and mini-grants, which are awarded four times per year for projects of $ 1,500 or less.

Major Grants support public programs including, but not limited to conferences, school projects, symposia, panel discussions, series of readings and discussions, exhibitions, reenactments and lectures. Major grant proposals can request up to $ 20,000.

Scholarships of $ 3,000 are awarded annually to humanities professors at West Virginia colleges and universities and to independent academics for research and writing projects. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the study of interpretive archeology; history, theory and criticism of the arts; ethics; the story; jurisprudence; modern and classical languages; linguistic; Literature; philosophy; comparative religion; and philosophical and historical approaches to the social sciences.

The Social Sciences and Humanities Council mini-grants support small projects, one-off events, conferences, small museum exhibitions and brochures, consulting needs, and more complex project planning. The mini-grant deadlines are February 1, April 1, June 1, and October 1 for projects requesting $ 1,500 or less.

Throughout 2022, the Human Sciences Council is particularly interested in projects relating to civic engagement and civic education. For more information on the West Virginia Humanities Council Grants Program, contact the Social Sciences and Humanities Council Grants Administrator Erin Riebe at 304-346-8500 or email riebe @ wvhumanities. org. Guidelines and grant applications are also available on the Social Sciences and Humanities Council website, www.wvhumanities.org.