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Funding Opportunitites

This program provides up to nine faculty members per year with one semester of release time from teaching, a $1,000 mini-grant for research expenses and/or materials, and use of office space which may or may not be shared.

Faculty Resident Scholars

This program provides up to nine faculty members per year with one semester of release time from teaching, a $1,000 mini-grant for research expenses and/or materials, and use of office space which may or may not be shared.

A Collaborative Model
While we invite individual faculty members to apply, we especially encourage groups of 2 to 3 faculty who plan to work on a single project area to apply together.  This group may also invite a graduate student to apply as part of the Graduate Student Residence program to work with them.  Applications that conform to this collaborative model will be given special consideration in the selection of residents.

Application deadline (2017-2018): November 13, 2017

For more information, please visit the Faculty Details and Application page.

The Legacy of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities

For 50 years, the IAH was proud to serve faculty and grad students in the arts and humanities at Penn State and beyond. As we close that chapter and begin our inaugural year as the Humanities Institute, we are excited to build on the legacy of the IAH. Please continue to follow us as we support and highlight the groundbreaking and influential work of Penn State's humanities scholars, exploring urgent questions of the human condition.
IAH wordmarkFor 50 years, the IAH was proud to serve faculty and grad students in the arts and humanities at Penn State and beyond. As we close that chapter and begin our inaugural year as the Humanities Institute, we are excited to build on the legacy of the IAH. Please continue to follow us as we support and highlight the groundbreaking and influential work of Penn State's humanities scholars, exploring urgent questions of the human condition. 

The Truth Project

Jumping off from the successful "Truth and Reconciliation" series sponsored by the IAH, we will hold a series of lectures, discussions, and film screenings to consider the question of "truth" in public discourse.
Jumping off from the successful "Truth and Reconciliation" series sponsored by the IAH, we will hold a series of lectures, discussions, and film screenings to consider the question of "truth" in public discourse.  Over the course of the next three semesters, these events will tackle questions of "true" versus "fake" news and political pronouncements; whose testimony and which witnesses get counted in recounting events; and (more abstractly) what are the criteria for truth in humanistic research and social discourse?

Events in The Truth Project

The Witness: A film by James Solomon


***Shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature***

The name Kitty Genovese became synonymous with bystander apathy after The New York Times reported that 38 witnesses watched her being murdered – and did nothing to help. THE WITNESS, which premiered to critical-acclaim at the 2015 New York Film Festival, follows her brother Bill’s search for the truth. In the process, he unravels a myth that transformed his life, condemned a city, and defined an era. THE WITNESS debunks one of America’s most chilling crime stories as a brother reclaims his sister’s forgotten life from her infamous death.

Join us for the Film Screening on October 19 at 7:00p.m. in 113 Carnegie.

Join us for a discussion following the film, with faculty members Pearl Gluck (Assistant Professor of Film/Video) and Sarah Clark Miller (Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies), moderated by HI Director, John Christman.