Humanities Grant Writing Camp (HGWC)

The UW–Madison Graduate School is pleased to announce that the Humanities Grant Writing Camp returns this May.

Hosted by the Institute for Research in the Humanities and facilitated by the UW–Madison Writing Center, the 4-day camp (May 20-23, 2024, 9:00 am–3:30 pm) provides participants with a structured introduction to the nuts-and-bolts of writing funding proposals to support a wide range of humanities work, from research travel and dissertation writing to public humanities projects.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 1, 2024 and require an advisor endorsement. Notifications will be made by April 15, 2024.

We highly recommend that you prepare your application materials ahead of time and complete this application in one sitting. The application will take about 30-40 minutes to complete.

Have the application materials listed below saved as pdfs, named appropriately, and ready to upload before beginning the application.

  • Curriculum vitae (name the pdf file “HGWC_2024_LastName_CV”)
  • A description of your research/dissertation project in language suitable for a non-specialist audience (max 250 words)
  • The name, title, and email address of the faculty advisor who will be submitting a statement of support for your application.

For questions about the HGWC, contact Florence Hsia, AVC for Research in Arts & Humanities (

The Graduate School
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your year in graduate school?
  2. Please indicate your current stage in graduate studies.
  3. What is your anticipated semester of graduation?
  4. Research Project or Dissertation Title:
  5. Research Project/Dissertation Description:
  6. Previous Funding Experience - Have you applied for funding before?
  7. If you answered "yes" above and your funding application was successful, tell us the funding source.
  8. For what funding sources do you intend to apply?
  9. If "other," please list:
  10. How do you think this camp will help you to achieve your funding goals?
  11. Optional: Are there any challenges or barriers you’ve experienced in applying for funding or making progress in completing your degree?
  12. CV or résumé
  13. Faculty advisor name:
  14. Faculty advisor title:
  15. Faculty advisor department:
  16. Request reference letter from your faculty advisor:
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