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Grants

The Oklahoma Humanities Council's grant applications are now available online! Applications, as well as required drafts for major and challenge grants, will be submitted via the council's new online application form. 

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OHC grants encourage cultural programming on the local level across the state. Eligible projects must support the OHC mission—to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities—and may be structured in a variety of ways: conferences, lectures, panel discussions, websites, audio or video productions, exhibitions, field trips, etc.

Limited support is also available for projects that may not have a direct public component, but demonstrate an obvious benefit to the citizens of Oklahoma, such as teacher institutes, planning for humanities projects, and scholar research. Click here to see grants awarded for 2012-2013.

Major Grants

Award Level: Up to $8,500 Maximum outright award is $5,000; may be increased by $3,500 with the Gifts and Match program. Applicants must allow at least 90 days between the final application deadline and the date of the proposed program or presentation.
Spring Deadline: Draft, March 1 – Final, April 1
Fall Deadline: Draft, August 1 – Final, August 15

Challenge Grants

Award Level: Up to $15,000; offers matching funds only, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, for gifts raised from eligible third-party donors. Applicants must allow at least 90 days between the final application deadline and the date of the proposed program or presentation.
Spring Deadline: Draft, March 1 – Final, April 1
Fall Deadline: Draft, August 1 – Final, August 15

Guidelines for Major/Challenge Grants | Budget Instructions | Budget for Major/Challenge Grants | Media Production Statement | Statement of Understanding

Opportunity Grants – Award Level: Up to $1,000

Deadline: Applications are due a minimum of 40 days before your program begins.

Guidelines for Opportunity Grants | Budget for Opportunity Grants

Scholar Research Grants – Award Level: $500

Awarded to scholars who are residents of Oklahoma or are employed in Oklahoma, including independent scholars with or without academic affiliations.
Deadline: December 15

Guidelines for Research Grants | Proposed Budget for Research Grants | Statement of Understanding - Institution | Statement of Understanding - Independent | Certification of Final Report - Institution | Certification of Final Report - Independent

Apply for an OHC Grant


Please note: As of November 1, 2010, all applicants must submit their Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number in order to be considered for funding.


Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number means the nine-digit number established and assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to uniquely identify business entities. A DUNS number may be obtained from D&B by telephone (currently 866-705-5711) or the Internet (currently at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform).