Humanities Without Walls Grand Research Challenge Letter of Intent

Letters of Intent Due to the IAS:
NO LATER than October 1, 2021

Grant Applications due to HWW (via SPA):
November 15, 2021

The Humanities Without Walls Consortium (HWW) is inviting proposals for Grand Research Challenge Grants to fund multi-institutional, collaborative, humanities-based projects that “build a commitment to methodologies of reciprocity and redistribution.” Grants will be made for up to $150,000 over a two-year period beginning January 1, 2022. All applications must be submitted through the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) and approved by your department and college. Please allow sufficient time for processing and submission by SPA. Read the full RFP here.


Letter of Intent

PIs and subaward PIs from the University of Minnesota must first contact the Institute for Advanced Study with an email indicating intent to apply for this challenge, the project title, and all external collaborators and their institutions. 

Letters of Intent are due to [email protected] no later than October 1, 2021.


Application Resources

  • For more information about the Institute for Advanced Study’s relationship with Humanities Without Walls, go here.
  • To see examples of previous successful HWW Grand Research Challenge projects, go here.





Questions may be directed to [email protected]