Apply for a Grant

Before beginning your grant application, please review the Grants Overview and Developing Your Application. Please note that all applicants MUST file an Intent to Apply form by the deadline below and have a conversation or site visit with an NJCH staff member before submitting a final application.

 
Incubation
Action
Incubation
Intent to Apply deadlineOctober 14, 2016February 22, 2017June 9, 2017
Application draft review (optional)Submit by October 14; returned by October 28Submit by February 28 March 3 (deadline extended); returned by March 15Submit by June 16; returned by June 30
Application deadlineNovember 15, 2016April 3, 2017 July 14, 2017
Award notificationBy January 31, 2017 By June 30, 2017By September 29, 2017
Projects beginNo earlier than
February 1, 2017
No earlier than
July 1, 2017
No earlier than
October 1, 2017

Any organization that wishes to apply for a grant from NJCH must submit an Intent to Apply form. The Intent to Apply form begins the application process – we require you to submit this form as a first step and understand that the information contained therein may change before the final application is submitted.The Intent to Apply information does NOT become part of your final application. NJCH staff will review your form to ensure grant eligibility and contact you to schedule a site visit or phone consultation.

Intent to Apply Form

Incubation grants help you plan, research, prototype, and experiment. They create space for you to try out new ideas or expand your existing programs in exciting ways. An incubation grant might help you forge a new partnership or deepen an existing one, research a new topic or add perspective to an old favorite, talk to community stakeholders, or learn more about your audience. You might design a pilot program or prototype a number of different ideas. We encourage you to set out a bold vision and see where it takes you.

Incubation grants support projects that may be in the earliest stages of development. As such, we understand that preliminary ideas might change and evolve. We are most interested in hearing about the need you wish to address, your goals in starting this process, and how you plan to collect information. A meaningful question is the start of a great incubation grant proposal. The most competitive proposals will articulate a vision, a plan, and a willingness to try something new.

Incubation Grant Application Form
Incubation Grant Budget Template

Please note: all applications require both an intent to apply registration and conversation or site visit with an NJCH staff member before submission.

Action grants help you implement humanities-based projects and public programs. These projects may be longstanding in your organization or may have been developed through Incubation grants or other planning processes. If you know what you want to do and have a plan to launch your project, an action grant is for you. We encourage you to set a bold vision for your programming and experiment with new topics and program designs.

Action Grant Application Form
Action Grant Budget Template

Please note: all applications require both an intent to apply registration and conversation or site visit with an NJCH staff member before submission.

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