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NJCH awards $184,000 in Action Grants in July 2017
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) recently awarded $184,000 in Action Grant funding to thirteen New Jersey organizations.  Action grants support the implementation of a wide variety of humanities-based projects, including public progr...

Introducing the Public Scholars Project
One of the goals of our 2016-2021 Strategic Plan is to expand access to the humanities. We achieve this goal by cultivating humanities programs that serve a variety of audiences. We also act as connectors and conveners by working in partnership with ...

Interested in advocating for the humanities?
Based on your calls and emails, we know that many of you are looking for information on ways to advocate for public humanities programming and the National Endowment for the Humanities. President Trump’s recent release of a budget draft calls fo...

NJCH Awards Over $37,000 in Incubation Grants
NJCH recently awarded $37,495 in incubation grant funding to eight organizations. Incubation grants help organizations plan, research, prototype, and experiment. Grantee institutions will use the grant funds to plan or pilot vibrant humanities progra...

New Members Join the NJCH Board of Trustees
The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), a nonprofit organization serving the state through public humanities programming, announced that three new members have joined the NJCH Board of Trustees. Caroline Casagrande, J.D., Jan Lewis, Ph.D., ...

Programs Offered by NJCH

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One way the Council achieves its mission is by awarding grants in support of the public humanities. Whether your organization has been working in the public humanities for years or is planning a project for the first time, the Council welcomes your project ideas.
Public Scholars Project
This fall the Horizons Speakers Bureau will transition to the Public Scholars Project (PSP). The new program will continue to provide opportunities for scholars to connect with nonprofit organizations while offering new topics, program formats, and more audience-focused activities.
The Museum on Main Street (MoMS) Program is the Smithsonian Institution's Traveling Exhibition Service. NJCH works closely with the Smithsonian and NJ museums, historical societies and other cultural venues to bring MoMS exhibits to the state.
Literature & Medicine
Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care ® is a national award-winning reading and discussion program for health care professionals that, as one participant writes, “renews the heart and soul of health care.”
Humanities Connection
From politics and religion to race, education and healthcare, Humanities Connection brings together some of New Jersey’s most fascinating scholars, authors, filmmakers and educators in conversation about critical topics facing our state, nation and world.


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