The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has launched the Sustaining Public Engagement Grant Program, a $3.5 million responsive funding program made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). â€‹ACLS will award up to 40 Sustaining Public Engagement Grants ranging from $50,000 to $225,000 for terms of 12 months each.

Applications are due by 9 PM EST Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

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Grants will support programs based at accredited American colleges and universities devoted to the co-creation of knowledge with diverse communities outside academia that have experienced staffing reductions related to pandemic conditions, programming setbacks, and/or loss of institutional capacity for publicly engaged work. Applications from programs based at minority-serving institutions, regional public colleges and universities, and community colleges are strongly encouraged.  

Watch Informational Webinars on the Grant and Application Process

Recorded October 18, 2021
Recorded November 3, 2021

Questions? Contact [email protected].