NEW YORK – The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) at Columbia University supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for the Greek public. The Initiative focuses on three main areas: History (e.g., preservation, oral history, archival practices, material culture); Creative Arts (e.g., performance, curation, literature); and Education (e.g., learning resources, teaching tools, educational games).
Projects are selected for a 14-month term. SNFPHI provides an initial $8000 grant for project development and implementation (e.g., remunerations, transportation, consumables, equipment) and organizes training for grantees at Columbia’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris. Grantees will also have access to additional funds for the public presentation of their projects (e.g. exhibitions, website development, etc.).
SNFPHI encourages applications from individuals and groups interested in engaging the Greek public through projects in the fields of history, creative arts, and education and in working with Columbia faculty and students. Applications from those with a record of public-facing work and those just starting to explore the public humanities are equally welcome.
Preference is given to projects that:
- Demonstrate the potential for lasting impact and long-term sustainability
- Effectively promote public humanities in Greece
- Stand to benefit from Columbia University resources
- Are undertaken by or for younger generations
- Attend an orientation meeting
- Participate in seminars and workshops in Athens, Paris, or New York throughout the year
- Work with Columbia faculty and students to organize activities related to the project
- Present project outcomes at a public conference at the end of the term
- Submit a final report to SNFPHI
- Travel and accommodation for all required events is covered by SNFPHI.
The online application is now available: https://snfphi.columbia.edu/projects-in-greece/.
The deadline is January 31, 2022.
Applications may be submitted in Greek or English. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, and applicants will be notified of decisions by February 28, 2022.