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One-Year Seminar Grant: Lived Experiences of COVID-19

Applications due by:

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:00 p.m.

At a time when all human life is touched by the COVID-19 pandemic, the humanities offer reflection upon, critical engagement with, and creative interpretation of the unprecedented moment in which we live. Following on to the success of our COVID-19 micro-grant (now closed), the Glasscock Center is offering 3 grants of $3000 each for more sustained academic research projects. This grant is intended to support humanities and humanistic social-science seminars engaging the lived experiences of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Seminar themes might include: spaces, places and health; race and gender disparities; community engagement and activism; the experiences of campus communities; nature-society interactions during the pandemic; historical perspectives; etc. 

Activities of the one-year seminar projects might include but are not limited to lectures; symposia; workshops; seminars; research activities; etc. These activities may be carried out virtually. If virtual events are part of your plans, please provide details in the application form. These one-year seminars will work toward a major outcome by the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Outcomes might include but are not limited to: edited volumes, a series of articles, a database, or other project that makes a major impact in the humanities.

Projects that relate to the Glasscock Center’s initiatives, Global Health Humanities and Humanities: Land Sea Space, are especially encouraged. We also encourage applications which connect with diverse communities through publicly engaged scholarship. 


  • Faculty in affiliated departments are eligible to apply.
  • Graduate students are eligible to apply if: (1) working closely with a faculty advisor to carry out the activities and objectives of the seminar; and (2) will not be graduating before August 2022.
  • Applicants must maintain affiliation with TAMU through August 2022.
  • Applicants must not currently be recipients of a Glasscock Three-Year seminar grant

Deadline: Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:00 p.m.

One-Year Seminar Grant Application

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