Humanities Program Grants (Museums, Archives, Major Editorial Projects)

Funding Agency:
Delmas Foundation, Gladys Krieble

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation supports projects which address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.

Deadline: Continuous. However, according to Pele Bauch, Foundation Administrator at the Delmas Foundation, the Foundation "can only receive one request per department per year."

2016 Applications

  • Duke University Press
  • Art, Art History and Visual Studies
  • Classical Studies

Internal Deadline: Those applying for 2018 should submit materials by December 1, 2017. (See Internal Nomination below.)

The Foundation reviews proposals throughout the year. There are no deadlines for organizational applications.


Agency Website

Areas of Interest

Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements

The Humanities Program is primarily directed to institutions of higher education and humanistic enterprises such as learned societies, museums, and major editorial projects. The program may also consider, on a selective basis, projects that increase the exposure of those outside these institutions to the humanistic experience or that strengthen preparation for the humanistic disciplines in secondary education.

Funding Type


Duke Awardees

2015 and 2016: Caroline Bruzelius - Art, Art History and Visual Studies




Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A two-page application letter addressed to the Foundation printed on the official letterhead of the applying organization. (Note: This may be a draft of the letter that you will send to the Foundation.)

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

December 1, 2017

External Deadline

December 1, 2018