Grant Deadlines

•Major Grants: September 1 and February 1

•Mini Grants
: October 1, February 1, April 1, and June 1

: February 1

•Media Grants
: September 1

•Publication Grants
: September 1

•Teacher Institutes
: September 1



A Modest Proposal: How Real People Get Grant Proposals Funded


Grant Awards

2013 Grant Awards
2012 Grant Awards
2011 Grant Awards
2010 Grant Awards
2009 Grant Awards
2008 Grant Awards
2007 Grant Awards
2006 Grant Awards
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Charleston, WV 25301

Phone (304) 346-8500
Fax (304) 346-8504




The necessary forms for submitting a grant proposal can be found here. For more information on our grants program or to request that an application be mailed to you, contact Amy Postalwait by telephone at (304)346-8500 or email.

IMPORTANT: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and use most of the grant forms. The FREE Acrobat Reader for Windows or Macintosh is available here. If you would like to be able to save the form to work on later, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader 8 or later.

— To read in the browser, click on the form below that you want to open.
— To save to your hard drive, right-click on the form you want to save (Windows) or Option-click(Mac) and choose Save.

The forms may be filled out in Acrobat Reader, then printed and mailed to the West Virginia Humanities Council. In order to save the forms with your information filled in you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 8 or later. After saving you may go back into your form and make changes or save for future reference.

Additional Grant Opportunities

Civil War Sesquicentennial

Civil War and Statehood images.

The West Virginia Humanities Council invites proposals commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

This invitation supports educational programming not limited to single events, exhibits, reenactments, lectures, panel discussions, reading/discussion series, conferences, and school projects.

Grant opportunities are available in all grant categories (Major, Mini, Publication, Media, Fellowship and Teacher Institutes) and will be accepted for all grant deadlines through April 2015.

Applications and Guidelines

General Guidelines
For all categories, including MAJOR and MINI grants

Fellowship application

Major Grant application

Mini Grant application

Media Grant application
**For media grant applications priority will be given to West Virginia organizations and West Virginia related topics

TAP Grant application

Teacher Institute application

Publication Grant application
**Publication Grant applicants please note: The goal of the Council is to increase the quality and quantity of books published on West Virginia topics in the humanities. Book prices should reflect greater affordability due to Council subsidy. The manuscript must be complete as only the production is eligible. The project schedule is limited to one year. Only established nonprofit presses and recognized academic presses are eligible.

Forms and Other

Grant Project Report Forms

West Virginia Humanities Council logos

Audience Evaluation Form

Citizen Nomination for Program Committee Form


Contact the Grants Administrator