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Global Humanitites Institute

Fellowships and Grants

Montgomery College has a long history of innovative approaches to teaching cultural diversity and global education.  The Global Humanities Institute builds on this tradition with programs to enhance teaching of the humanities from a global perspective.  

The Global Humanities Institute is offering a number of different fellowships and grants to faculty.

Faculty Fellowships (currently inactive)

Two fellowships are being offered. Faculty can apply for fellowships focused on Revising Individual Courses or Creating Learning Communities.

Revising Individual Courses
These workshops will focus on global and cross-cultural approaches to teaching the humanities and guide faculty through the process of internationalizing a humanities course that they currently teach.  The session series will be supplemented and enriched by stimulating guest speakers, readings, and discussions related to the interdisciplinary and global aspects of the humanities.

Creating Learning Communities
In the Learning Community Fellowship of the Global Humanities Institute, faculty partners will integrate and internationalize a pair of courses in order for students to study a current or enduring “big question” of interdisciplinary humanities.  Fellows will be guided in selecting a compelling theme for the learning community and identifying global and cross-cultural approaches to examining it.

Summer Research Grants

The Global Humanities Institute provides summer research grants for full-time and part-time faculty who are interested in topics that support the Institute’s mission. The ideal applicants for this fellowship will have a strong interest, educational training, and teaching experience in the humanities. Preference goes to faculty who have ideas and a desire to incorporate a global perspective into the courses they teach.  Five grants are available each academic year.

Support for Travel to Conferences 

The purpose of this grant program is to support travel to conferences that are of specific interest and value to the Global Humanities Institute and to Montgomery College’s mission to develop a strong global focus in our work within the classroom and beyond it. 

Travel Abroad Programs 

The Global Humanities Institute will support the travel of 15 faculty, staff and administrators over three years, to China, India, and El Salvador. The purpose of this travel is to provide members of the Montgomery College community with firsthand knowledge of cultures and peoples abroad and to bring that knowledge to bear on our work at the College. Through these travel opportunities we will also initiate discussions with fellow humanities faculty abroad through consortia to learn of the cultural value and applications of these disciplines in academic, personal, and professional settings.

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The Global Humanities Institute is a partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Help us Prepare Students for the Global Economy 

When you make a tax-deductible gift to the College’s Global Humanities Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant will provide 50% matching funds. Simply visit, or contact the Montgomery College Foundation for more information at (240) 567-7900.

Global Humanities Institute •  7600 Takoma Avenue • Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

For general program information contact Dr. Rita Kranidis, Program Director • (240) 567-1617 • 

For Web page questions, contact Dr. Norberto Gomez, Webmaster • (240) 567-5502 •


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