The American Academy in Rome (AAR) – CCHA Affiliated Fellowship

Established by The American Academy in Rome (AAR) in 2013, the AAR-CCHA Affiliated Fellowship is awarded annually to one faculty member at an  American community college. The award includes a four-week residency in June (exact dates TBD) at the Academy and a modest travel stipend. The call for applicants for 2017 is now over, but check back in late fall 2017 for information on the 2018 Fellowship.

Newly Formed CCHA Committees

CCHA has recently formed three new committees, and we are looking for invested and motivated members who are interested in joining. The three new committees are the Diversity Committee, the Membership Committee, and the Deans’ Committee. More information on these committees, including how to join one, can be found here.

Humanities Liaison Officer

The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) has developed a humanities liaison program aimed at strengthening the humanities and humanities faculty at the nation’s community colleges. Please consider becoming the CCHA Humanities Liaison Officer at your college.  Your involvement in this role would be immensely valuable to the humanities faculty and the humanities program at your college, as well as to CCHA and the humanities generally. You would also receive several benefits. You can find out more about this opportunity in our blog posting, here.

Fulbright Scholarship Awards in American Studies

Announcing Fulbright awards for teaching and research within the areas of American Studies and American History. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2017-18 launched on February 1, and opportunities are available in a number of countries. You can find out more about this opportunity in our blog posting, here.

Humanities Connections Grants (from NEH)

Humanities Connections grants seek to expand the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at two- and four-year institutions, offering students in all academic fields new opportunities to develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind that the humanities cultivate. Grant projects focus on connecting the resources and perspectives of the humanities to students’ broader educational and professional goals, regardless of their path of study. Through this new grant program, NEH invites proposals that reflect innovative and imaginative approaches to preparing students for their roles as engaged citizens and productive professionals in a rapidly changing and interdependent world. You can find out more about this opportunity in our blog posting, here.