Teacher Institute Grant

Grants to West Virginia IHEs and Agencies for Summer
Humanities Seminars for Elementary and Secondary Teachers

GrantWatch ID#: 181223
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

West Virginia Humanities Council

09/01/17 Midnight

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Grants of up to $25,000 to West Virginia colleges and universities, regional educational service agencies, and the State Department of Education for summer seminars on humanities topics for elementary and secondary school teachers. Applicants must contact program staff before applying.

Recently funded teacher institutes focused on writing and an exploration of music and cultures from around the world. Other teacher institutes have taken teachers to Japan, India, and England.

- Seminars must offer at least three graduate credit hours at a reduced rate.

- Seminars must register a minimum of 20 teacher participants. The West Virginia Humanities Council reserves the right to cancel an Institute that fails to meet this requirement.

The humanities represent a group of academic disciplines that have traditionally been concerned with values, ideas, and choices. The humanities provide a framework for analyzing the human condition – for making sense of our roles in contemporary society.

The humanities include the study of language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; art history; and some aspects of the social sciences.

Allowable expenses for projects include the following:
- Honoraria for scholars; salaries; travel costs including per diems, mileage and lodging; supplies and materials; publicity and printing costs; postage; telephone; and equipment and facilities rental. Projects include, but are not limited to:
- Planning grants to bring in experts for project consultation
- Conferences, lectures, and symposia
- Educational school programs
- Brochures and booklets including printing and promotional costs
- Exhibit development and implementation
- Archival projects
- Archaeological projects
- Media projects, the planning, scripting, and production of audio or video materials, websites, or a newspaper series

Up to $25,000

Applicants should allow twelve weeks between the deadline and the start of the project.

Grants are available to colleges and universities, RESAs, and the state Department of Education.

Eligible projects must:
- Be rooted in one or more of the humanities disciplines
- Have qualified humanities scholars directly and substantially involved in the project
- Be open to the public
- Be sponsored by a nonprofit organization
- Have accurate budget requests, reflecting the actual costs of the project
- Have a comprehensive and adequate plan for publicity and dissemination of information
- Comply with federal nondiscrimination statutes
- Have dollar-per-dollar matching funds (excluding Fellowship and Travel Assistance applications)
- Have a 25% cash match (for grant requests of more than $ 1,500)

Not funded:
- Projects with little or no humanities content
- Creative and performing arts (associated discussion sessions and educational programs may be eligible)
- Fund-raising events or for-profit projects
- Expenses incurred or paid out before a grant is made
- Projects that have already taken place
- Projects with high admission fees (reasonable admission fees may be allowed and should be discussed with the grants administrator)
- Projects not open or accessible to the public
- Purchase of equipment or land
- Building renovation
- Overhead or indirect costs (operational costs)
- Receptions, food, alcohol or entertainment
- Academic courses for credit
- History Alive! presentations
- Permanent staffing or regular staff salaries

Humanities Council policy prohibits funding regular staff salaries. Further, regular staff salaries may only be included in the project budget as in-kind match; such salaries may not be used to meet the Council’s 25% cash match requirement for major grants.

The Council defines regular staff as anyone who will be paid whether the grant is awarded or not. This includes part-time and temporary staff, graduate assistants, AmeriCorps and Vistas. The grant award can pay contractors hired specifically for the grant project or others employed temporarily for that purpose. It is the applicant’s responsibility to adequately explain the salary expense line in the budget narrative.

Before beginning the application process, applicants should contact grants administrator Erin Riebe. Plan to talk in detail about your idea and find out if it is eligible for funding.

Grant applications must include a 100% match (cost share), using in-kind or cash, equal to the total grant funds requested. Any grant request over $1,500 must include a CASH cost share of at least 25% of the funds requested.

General grant guidelines:

Specific Teacher Institute Grant guidelines:

How to apply:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Erin Riebe, Grants administrator

West Virginia Humanities Council
1310 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, West Virginia 25301

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