Global Humanities Faculty Seminars

Visit the Global Engagement Faculty Grants Overview Page.

Global Humanities Faculty Seminars support speaker series around issues of culture, identity, narrative, and power that cut across national boundaries. The grants, of up to $12,500 each, are co-sponsored by Georgetown College.


The program is open to all Georgetown academic departments, centers, institutes, and programs.


Grants support the organization and execution of a series of on-campus seminars, over either one semester or the full academic year, including economy travel and honoraria for outside speakers, and for receptions or dinners. 


Issues in the humanities and history with a global dimension.

Applicants may also consider applying for the International Collaborative GrantsApplicants can apply to both grant programs with the same project but should submit separate applications for each program.


Proposals will be considered by a faculty committee in March and October of each year. Applications for the spring 2023 cycle are due by midnight on Sunday, March 12, 2023 for projects to be carried out by December 31, 2024.

Application Process

The head of the sponsoring campus unit (department, center, institute, or program) should submit the following materials in one combined PDF file to, with a subject line of “LASTNAME-Global Humanities Faculty Seminar.” Applications must include:

  • the application form
  • a one- to two-page memo the organization and rationale for the project and envisioned outcomes, for example, proposals for external funding or publications.
  • a budget of proposed expenses. U.S. per diem rates should be applied when budgeting for travel. Economy flights only.

All applicants should expect to receive confirmation of receipt of their application.

Decision Criteria

The committee will evaluate proposals based on academic rationale, capacity to bring together faculty and students from more than one unit on campus, soundness of budget, and availability of funds.

Notification and Execution

The faculty committee will notify applicants of its decisions within a month of the submission deadline. Funds will be transferred to the hosting unit (department, center, institute, or program) for distribution in accordance with the agreed budget within the fiscal year in which the grant is awarded. Grants are to be carried out in compliance with university policies, and all funds not used will be returned. Within three months of the completion of the seminar, a 250-word report outlining its execution, impact, and budget expenditures is to be submitted to the Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement at A short version may be adapted for publication on the Global Georgetown website.

$12,500 has been budgeted for Global Humanities Seminar awards for the spring 2023 round.

You can find a list of previously funded proposals here.

Questions may be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement at