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Call For Proposals: Annual Theme

CFP Annual Theme

Call for Proposals: Annual Theme 2021-2022


The Humanities Center at Texas Tech University invites team proposals from faculty for its 2021-2022 annual theme, which will engage issues and topics central to the humanities in the twenty-first century. Committed to promoting integrated learning, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and innovative research at the university and beyond, the Center looks for proposals that will explore different dimensions of what it means to be human, and that will engage current research debates in the humanities. The successful team should advance the Center's mission by initiating conversations among disciplines, fostering cutting edge research, as well as facilitating exchanges between the university and other institutions, and making use of campus and community resources in the service of outreach to a broad audience.


In order to foster broad collaboration, proposals must come from a team of faculty members from more than one department. Team members may come from traditional humanities disciplines or from other departments, as long as their research falls within the humanities, broadly defined. The successful team will have a budget of $15,000 for the realization of their theme over the 2021-2022 academic year, with additional administrative support from the Humanities Center. The Center will also invite the winning programming team to collaborate on applications for external funding to supplement the budget for their theme.


In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 4 December 2020. Each application should include the following components:

  1. An abstract summarizing the project, of no more than 250 words.
  2. A proposal describing the project and its intended impact, of no more than 1,000 words.
  3. An annotated list of 6-10 potential visiting speakers who would fit the theme.
  4. A 500-word explanation of outreach activities related to theme (e.g. a museum exhibition, a film series, etc.)
  5. A budget of $15,000 for the year.
  6. Brief CVs for each team member (no more than two pages each).

Please email applications with all supporting documents in one PDF to Dr. Michael Borshuk, Director at humanitiescenter@ttu.edu.