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Whiting Foundation

 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship


Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.


PI Eligibility:   Institutions may nominate either or both of the following:

• One humanities professor who took up tenure between fall 2012 and fall 2017; and

• One full-time, untenured humanities professor with at least two full years of service.


The fellowship is designed for professors whose expertise and proposed project are both squarely in the humanities. The Humanities Indicators Project has compiled a useful list of humanities disciplines. For the purpose of this fellowship, we distinguish between the interpretive humanities and the creative arts. For example, a professor proposing to choreograph a new dance piece would not be eligible, though one proposing a film on the history and meaning of the work of a choreographer would be.


The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).


Proposal Limit: 2


Summary: The Whiting Foundation invites selected schools to nominate up to two humanities professors for the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship. This program, now in its third year, is intended to celebrate and empower faculty who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation.


The fellowship funds ambitious, often collaborative projects designed to infuse into public life the richness, profundity, and nuance that give the humanities their lasting value. Over time, we hope the program will also build a community of faculty dedicated to this form of service; underscore just how essential the realm of ideas is in helping us absorb the news of the day, participate as citizens, and live a full life; and ultimately help to restore broader faith in the value of advanced work in the humanities.




April 3, 2017

Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project. 


Send email of intent to

April 10, 2017

Deadline to submit an internal proposal.


All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.


Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.


The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.  Once you log-in to e-proposal, choose “Limited Submission Grant” from the Available Grants section.

If you have any questions, please contact:  or 979.862.2233.


May 1, 2017

Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

June 15, 2017

Deadline for institutions to submit nominations.

June 30, 2017

Sponsor deadline for the short form application.

October 30, 2017

Sponsor deadline for second round application (by invitation only).



Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.