The 2017 application period has ended. Two rounds will be available in 2018; deadlines TBD.
Through our new thematic initiative Quantum Leap, Indiana Humanities is encouraging Hoosiers to explore the spirit of possibility and problem solving that occurs when we bridge science, technology, engineering, math and medicine with the humanities. As part of this initiative, we’re offering new grant opportunity, Quantum Leap Grants, that will allow organizations to invent their own programs that explore the intersection of STEM and the humanities. We’re especially eager to support experimental ideas that not only combine STEM and the humanities but also fuse together formats and methods in unexpected and creative ways.
We’re open to a variety of project formats, including but not limited to reading and discussion series, exhibitions, radio or film documentary projects, scholar talks, the creation of new curriculum for K–12 students and other creative mediums, so long as they stay true to one or more of Quantum Leap’s three animating ideas:
Projects or programs that explore and celebrate the spirit of possibility and problem solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math and medicine.
Projects or programs that share how Hoosiers have, do and could innovate in the STEM fields to create a better (healthier, happier, more prosperous and more fair) society.
Projects or programs that create space for Hoosiers to wrestle with the changes wrought by STEM innovation, both exciting and scary.
As with all Indiana Humanities grants, successful proposals will include input from humanities scholars, including as advisers, presenters or facilitators. Because these grants fund projects related to sciences as well, we encourage applicants to include scholars from STEM fields when possible.
Download the Quantum Leap Grants call for proposals (below) for key themes, inspirational examples and full guidelines.
Quantum Leap Grants Call for Proposals & Grant Guidelines
Online Application Instructions
Grants Admin Resources