Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Innovative Projects in the Humanities and Arts

1999 - 2007

In an effort to promote and encourage new ideas and projects in the Humanities and the Arts, the Center will fund proposals from faculty that will chart new research or artistic territory. The Center will fund up to five projects that propose new directions in humanistic or artistic work. These new projects could be proposed by individual faculty or by collaborative teams. The Center will give more favorable consideration to projects involving collaborative efforts by two or more faculty.


All Wayne State University full time faculty are eligible to apply.


The Center will fund up to five (5) projects up to $4000 each.


Each application must include the following:

  1. A narrative describing the project and indicating clearly and in detail how this project breaks new ground in the humanities or arts (maximum length, two pages
  2. A letter of support from a senior faculty, not involved in the application, supporting the proposal and endorsing its innovative aspects
  3. A budget, indicating how the applicant(s) will use these funds in developing the project
  4. A curriculum vitae for each applicant

Deadline for proposals to be funded during the 2006-2007 academic year is December 1, 2006. Fourteen (14) copies of the application and CV should be sent to:

The Humanities Center
Attn: Walter F. Edwards, Director
2226 Faculty/Administration Bldg.
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202