Now Accepting Grant Applications

Later this spring, Humanities Tennessee will award a total of $100,000 to support public humanities projects across the state. The first step in the process is to request access to the application and complete a draft by the end of March. Interested organizations may review all the eligibility and criteria information on our website.

We will also hold two office hour sessions with our grants team to get all your questions answered. You may register for one of the sessions here:

  • Wed. Feb. 8th, 12-1pm (CST) Register HERE
  • Thurs. Feb. 16th, 4-5pm (CST). Register HERE

We look forward to answering your questions, supporting your application efforts, and reviewing robust applications for these awards.


Whether you are navigating our grants process for the first-time or are a returning applicant, we wanted to share a recent example of a funded public humanities project. Last year, the Tennessee Historical Society applied for the project Tennessee 101: The History of Tennessee Music, a series of eight virtual classes covering Tennessee music history topics. Utilizing a diverse range of scholars, the project ensures a wide variety of stories and perspectives.

“This application and the proposed project detailed a combination of scholars, community experts, and perspectives that touched on all six values in our funding priorities statement. Our volunteer grant panel found that to be very compelling and a strong case for funding.” ~ Melissa Davis, Director of Grants & Public Programs

Best of all, if you missed any of the live sessions, the content is recorded and available on-demand on the Society’s website. The first five virtual conversations aired between August 2022 and January 2023. And we hope you’ll mark your calendar to enjoy the final three: