DSHB Humanities Scholar Award

Association Dean for Research
Amended Date

Key Contacts

If you have questions, please contact the Associate Dean for Research.


DEOs, Administrators

Policy Purpose and Description






The Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank (DSHB) Humanities Scholar Award provides support to tenured CLAS faculty for an approved research project within the humanities, including the digital humanities.


Approximately three awards will be made for 2024-2025, depending upon amounts requested. Awards with budgets ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 may be used for professional travel, materials, hardware or personnel needed specifically for digital projects, or other defined research needs. Funds must be spent within two years of receipt of the award. Awards are expected to result in at least one of the following: a project for publication, a national/international presentation, or a grant application to a major external source such as the NEH or ACLS. Awardees will report briefly on their DSHB-funded activity at the close of the award period.



To apply, eligible faculty should complete the application which can be found here and include a one-page narrative proposal along with a brief itemized budget. Budget requests may range from $1,000 to $3,000. The complete application, signed by the DEO(s), along with a two-page abbreviated CV focused on scholarly activities, must be sent to Associate Dean for Research Joshua Weiner and copied to Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities Roland Racevskis. Applications are due to the DEO by Monday, October 23, 2023, and to the Associate Dean for Research Joshua Weiner by Monday, November 6, 2023.

Applications are reviewed for approval by the CLAS Dean and Associate Deans. Please contact the Associate Dean for Research Joshua Weiner with any questions.

Post-DSHB Award Activity Reports

Each faculty member receiving a DSHB Humanities Scholar Award must submit a brief one page report to their DEO and to the Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research describing the activities and outcomes of the research following the award’s conclusion. The report due date for awards for AY 2022-23 is January 22, 2024. The report due date for awards for AY 2023-24 is January 27, 2025.



CLAS DSHB Humanities Scholar Award Application form

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