**The Humanities Council is suspending the large-grant cycle that traditionally occurs in June 2014 as it re-imagines the grant-making process.
In addition to large grants, the Council offers planning and minigrants, the Road Scholars speakers bureau; the Let’s Talk About It library discussion series; the traveling exhibition Museum on Main Street, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and rural communities statewide; and Literature and Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care, a reading and discussion program for healthcare professionals. To learn more about the North Carolina Humanities Council, and to bring a humanities program to your community, explore www.nchumanities.org.
The Humanities Council welcomes project proposals that support free, public programs addressing fundamental questions about who we are and how we live in the world we share. The Humanities Council's programs emphasize critical thinking skills essential for all citizens to be able to participate in our democracy. North Carolinians of every walk of life, hue, and creed engage in these activities by examining what we value, how we relate to each other, how we cope with change, and how we express ourselves. In particular, the Humanities Council encourages programs that explore North Carolina's rich diversity by examining the culture and traditions of specific groups as well as programs that foster cross-cultural understanding.
Review the Humanities Council's "Grant Guidelines."