Office of the Vice President for Research

Extramural Coordinated Funding

UM Submission Instructions: Humanities Without Walls 2022 Grand Research Challenge 2022

Sponsor: Humanities Without Walls
Award Title: Humanities Without Walls 2022 Grand Research Challenge
Amount: $150,000
Up to $150,000
UM Deadline: 10/01/2022
Sponsor Deadline: 11/15/2022
Description: To be eligible for funding, research teams must:
include participants from at least two HWW Consortial partner Institutions
include participants from one HWW consortial partner institution and one of more of the following:
-- Regional and Community Colleges
-- Predominantly Minority Serving Institutions
-- Historically Black Colleges and Universities
-- Tribal Colleges and Universities
-- Community organizations

The Principal Investigator (PI) on the primary project must be tenure-line faculty at any of the Humanities Without Walls consortial institutions and come from a discipline within the humanities and/or arts. If partnering with one or more HWW consortial partner institutions, the PIs on the collaborating universities’ subawards must also be tenure-line faculty members. Teams may include scholars from any discipline.

For-profit entities are not eligible to be project partners.
Number of Applicants University is Allowed to submit: Unlimited; LOI Required
Additional Requirements: None
Sponsor Guidelines:
UM Nominations Process: LOI Instructions:

UMN PIs must contact the Institute for Advanced Study, and their department chair and college dean, no later than October 1, 2022 with an email indicating intent to apply for this grant, the project title, and all external collaborators and their institutions. Send the LOI via email to and with “HWW - Intent to Apply” in subject line.

Subaward PIs must contact their HWW consortial institution contact (, department chairs, and college deans (when applicable) no later than October 1, 2022 with an email indicating intent to apply for this challenge, the project title, and all external collaborators and their institutions.

All applicants from consortial institutions are encouraged to inform their member institution contacts of interest in this opportunity as early as possible.
Peer Review Coordination: Institute for Advanced Study contact email
Status: Open
Please note: To be considered for peer review and internal selection, faculty must follow the above submission guidelines and meet the UM deadline as set by the office coordinating the peer review for this opportunity.

General Information

  • Each posting has information about the external sponsor and opportunity as well as the internal application instructions.
  • Opportunities can be sorted by column headings; just click on the heading to re-sort by that column.
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Column Descriptions

  • Sponsor: redirects you to the sponsor's main website
  • Title/Guidelines: redirects you to sponsor specific information regarding the opportunity which may include description, eligibility, budget instructions, forms and other requirements
  • Amount: Maximum dollar amount awarded.
  • Add’l Req: Identifies special requirements such as cost sharing, partners, etc.
  • Sponsor Deadline: External deadline identified by the sponsor.
  • UM Submission Instructions: Contains specific internal submission requirements including internal proposal instructions, deadline, eligibility, internal nomination process, contact information.
  • # Apps: The maximum number of applications the sponsor will allow the university to submit.
  • UM Deadline: Submission deadline for internal proposal as determined by the coordinating office.
  • Status:
    • Open: UM deadline has not passed and the opportunity is open for application.
    • In Review: Peer review process is in progress for the opportunity.
    • PI Selected: The PI has been selected as the official UM nominee.
    • Closed: Sponsor deadline has passed and the opportunity is closed for application.
U of M Submission Instructions (Required)

This link includes summary sponsor information, specific instructions for internal submission and contact information for the university office coordinating the nomination process.

  • Follow the directions in the submission instructions and submit required materials by the UM deadline to the contact indicated.
  • Instructions vary according to the requirements of the sponsor and the university office coordinating the nomination process.
Registration (optional)

Registration is an optional but highly recommended feature. Perhaps you are looking for a wider audience for your proposal idea, or for potential collaborators to work with to create a stronger application. Registration allows applicants to share proposal ideas and post contact information.

Registration also provides information that helps the university office overseeing the nomination to determine the level of coordination needed and guide the review process.

To register (or view registrants), click on the UM Submission Instructions for a specific opportunity, then click on the Register Interest link.

Selection Process

  • Once the internal deadline has passed, the status will change to “In Review” and proposals will undergo review.
  • If there are multiple applicants, the office managing the nomination will determine the review criteria and coordinate the review process.
  • Once review has been completed all parties will be notified via email.
  • Nominees will be provided with a letter addressed to the sponsor from the OVPR indicating that they are the university's nominee. This letter should accompany the nominee's proposal.
  • SPA is notified of the university's nominee(s) and the status is updated to “PI Selected”.

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