The History of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Proposal

  • John F. Fleischauer
Part of the Nonprofit Management and Finance book series (NOMA)


In smaller schools these days, most academic grants begin to take shape when the grants officer notices that a deadline is approaching and starts looking for a faculty member who might supply expertise and details to flesh out a more or less pre-established format — say in bilingual instruction, or the implementation of the current Administration’s solar energy program by a high-school class. This particular proposal was born during a moment of quiet reflection in an airport cocktail lounge in Columbus, Ohio. I had just completed a week of intense and exciting involvement in the Ohio Conference on the Humanities — itself a program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). That conference contributed several elements to my own concept; it seemed such a perfect use of support funds for the humanities that I want to describe it briefly.


Bilingual Instruction Grant Proposal Humanity Division Creative Writing Replacement Fund 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1983

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