We understand that applying for a grant can be intimidating. Getting started early is the best approach to prepare for a smooth application process. Follow our checklist below to help overcome what can often feel like a daunting task. We encourage you to discuss your grant proposal with us. We are also available for a one-time review of your draft application. Contact us for details!
- Gather Vital Information
- Prepare Answers to Questions
Preview the questions on the blank application samples provided.
Prepare narratives, such as the project overview, goals, and humanities content description. Aim for clarity and be specific. You may copy and paste your answers into the application fields when you are ready.
Remember: the system won’t let you SUBMIT if a field is empty or if a section is over the character limit. (The character limit includes spaces!)
- Prepare Documents to Upload
Complete the Maryland Humanities Budget Form – Please review your budget to make sure your totals are correct and that you are requesting funds for allowable expenses. Refer to the instructions for a list of allowable expenses.
For Major Grant Applications, complete the Events Log – Be sure to include as much information as possible about scheduled grant-funded programs and activities.
Prepare your Attachments:
- Letters of Support or Commitment from partners or collaborators
- Resumes/CVs for participating scholars (Five pages or less per CV, is preferred)
- Additional Supporting Documents, no more than 10 pages total (Supporting documents may include resumes of other program participants, letters of commitment from programming partners or participants, publicity materials, etc.)
- Log On to the Online Grants Portal
- Log On to your account or Create a New Account. Your username will be your email address.
- Remember your password! You can save work and return to the application later.
- Enter the information that you’ve prepared.
- Contact us for Additional Help
For questions about humanities programming or content: Marilyn Hatza, Program Officer for Grants. For questions about grant requirements or assistance with the application process: Adrienne Cassara, Grants Program Associate.