Grants

The Oklahoma Humanities Council’s major and challenge grant applications are now available online! Applications, as well as required drafts, will be submitted via the council’s new online application form. This is the first in many steps in transitioning to a completely paperless way of submitting OHC applications. To assist you with this new application process, click here for the tutorial.

SPECIAL NOTE CONCERNING OHC TEACHER INSTITUTES: Applicants interested in applying to host a teacher institute in 2012 must submit their application in this (Fall 2011) major/challenge grant round. OHC will no longer be accepting teacher institute applications in December.

OHC grants encourage cultural programming on the local level across the state. Eligible projects must support the OHC mission—to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities—and may be structured in a variety of ways: conferences, lectures, panel discussions, websites, audio or video productions, exhibitions, field trips, etc.

Limited support is also available for projects that may not have a direct public component, but demonstrate an obvious benefit to the citizens of Oklahoma, such as teacher institutes, planning for humanities projects, and scholar research. Click here to see grants awarded for 2009-2010.

Apply for an OHC Grant
Online Grants – Major & Challenge
Major Grants
Award Level: Up to $8,500 Maximum outright award is $5,000; may be increased by $3,500 with the Gifts and Match program. Applicants must allow at least 90 days between the final application deadline and the date of the proposed program or presentation.
Spring Deadline: Draft, March 1 – Final, April 1
Fall Deadline: Draft, August 1 – Final, September 1

Challenge Grants
Award Level: Up to $15,000; offers matching funds only, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, for gifts raised from eligible third-party donors. Applicants must allow at least 90 days between the final application deadline and the date of the proposed program or presentation.
Spring Deadline: Draft, March 1 – Final, April 1
Fall Deadline: Draft, August 1 – Final, September 1

Guidelines for Major/Challenge Grants | Budget Instructions | Budget for Major/Challenge Grants | Media Production Statement | Statement of Understanding

Opportunity Grants – Award Level: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Applications are due 40 days before your program begins.
Guidelines for Opportunity Grants | Budget for Opportunity Grants

Scholar Research Grants – Award Level: $500-$1,000
Awarded to scholars who are residents of Oklahoma or are employed in Oklahoma, including independent scholars with or without academic affiliations. Up to 12 grants of $500 each are awarded annually. Up to 3 grants of $1,000 each are awarded annually to scholars associated with universities or colleges that have received few OHC research grants within the past 10 years.
Deadline: December 1
Application Form/Guidelines- coming soon

Please note: As of November 1, 2010, all applicants must submit their Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number in order to be considered for funding.

Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number means the nine-digit number established and assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to uniquely identify business entities. A DUNS number may be obtained from D&B by telephone (currently 866-705-5711) or the Internet (currently at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform).