5×5 Incubator Grants

The 5×5 Incubator Grants are intended to encourage faculty and research specialists from a variety of fields to organize around a theme or topic of shared interest, an approach to work in the humanities, an experimental form of dissemination, or simply a productive common ground for future explorations.

Five faculty will meet five times over a period of a few months. Each group should include a minimum of three tenure track faculty and can also include lecturers, research scientists, librarians, curators, archivists, post-docs, and other university scholars. (This grant is not intended for graduate students.)

Why Apply: These grants will help you to carve out some time in an otherwise busy academic year to: 1) expand your intellectual and institutional networks; 2) explore research questions of interest to you in the context of the linked interests of other faculty; and 3) develop a new kind of scholarly project.

Goals: 1) Encourage collaborative thinking about work in the humanities; 2) Create a space for low-stakes exploration of shared interests; and 3) Facilitate the development of collaborative scholarship in the humanities.

Deadline: Applications for the 2017-2018 year will be accepted on a rolling basis and the review of applications will begin December 1, 2017.

Process: Please apply by completing this application (Google form). Grant recipients will receive $500 in salary or research funds upon submission of a short description of the conversations and the ideas that emerged from them over the five meetings.

If you have any questions, please contact Humanities Collaboratory faculty coordinator Kristin Hass at kah@umich.edu