Welcome to the Michigan Humanities Collaboratory!


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What is the Michigan Humanities Collaboratory?

Funded by the Provost’s Office, under the administrative umbrella of the Institute for the Humanities, the Michigan Humanities Collaboratory provides resources for humanities scholars to experiment with collaborative, team-based approaches to humanities research, its communication to the broader public, and the training of the next generation of humanities scholars. Led by humanities faculty, teams including other university faculty, librarians, and humanists, undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs, will work together on large-scale projects from development to dissemination as they create team-based project models.

The Humanities Collaboratory offers seed funding and support for groups of faculty to develop project proposals during Spring term. Project development support includes faculty compensation, graduate student partner compensation, travel, materials, and funding for research assistants. The first recipients of proposal development (seed funding) grants were announced on February 24, 2016.  See our research projects page for an abstract of the awarded projects and team members, click on the titles to review the original application.

The second stage of funding for successful project proposals will provide support for up to two years. Project funding includes faculty compensation, support for skills training or workshops; student and postdoc funding, and a collaborative space with supporting infrastructure, including some staff support. Funding also includes support for exhibitions, displays, or other public programming in order to publicly disseminate results of the projects.  Congratulations to the teams of Hyecho’s Journey and Precarity Lab:  A Thick Humanities Collaboration on Digital Inquality for being the inaugural grant recipients of Humanities Collaboratory project funding (additional details on our news and research project pages)

Applications for the next round of project proposal development funding are due February 1, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. (see Proposal Development Funding Page).