Rural Humanities is an Andrew W. Mellon supported initiative in public and engaged humanities that uses the tools of the humanities to critically approach, learn from, make visible, and support the realities of rural America, particularly in Central-Western New York: its histories, cultures, challenges, and futures.
Now accepting proposals!
Cornell faculty from any discipline to apply for up to $10,000 in support of public-facing research humanities projects and/or engaged community humanities initiatives on rural New York State issues.
Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students can also apply for Rural Humanities microgrants.
Rural Humanities news
Funding is available for faculty and students with projects related to rural humanities.Read more
A trio of short films showing the pleasures – and perils – of rural life for LGBTQ+ people will show April 26 as part of the Rural Humanities Initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences.Read more
PMA professor Austin Bunn wins Best LGBTQIA+ Short Award at CIFF47 for his short film "Campfire" developed with Rural Humanities faculty grant funding from the Mellon Foundation.Read more
Moving beyond rural environments as objects of study and fields of research in academic settings, the 2023 summer practicum will rely on ethical engagement with places, people, and practices that seek to transform Ithaca and its broader environs towards livable, equitable futures.Read more