The National Humanities Center’s Institutional Sponsorship Program was initiated as a way to strengthen ties with colleges, universities, and other organizations that share the Center’s commitment to supporting the highest caliber of humanities research.
Sponsoring institutions also make possible a wide range of highly successful public activities intended to deepen the conversation around the humanities and their critical role in our society. The current roster of institutional sponsors includes over 80 leading universities and colleges.
Institutional sponsors have a tremendous impact on the work of the Center, supporting a wide range of public outreach activities, educator professional development, and scholarly research. In recognition of these important contributions, they receive acknowledgment on the Center’s website and at NHC-hosted public events and conferences. In addition, faculty and students from sponsoring institutions are provided exclusive or preferential access to a number of resources and opportunities, including:
Sponsorship fees, based on the capacity and size of the institution, range from entry-level sponsorships intended for smaller liberal arts colleges and HBCUs ($1,500) to top-tier sponsorship ($25,000). Average sponsorship is $3,000–$5,000 for the academic year.
Heidi Camp, Vice President for Institutional Advancement