Intellectual Humility in Public Discourse – RFP and Fellowship


The RFP funding competition and the AY 16-17 Residential Fellowship competition are closed. Applications are still being accepted for Non-Residential Fellowships. 

Intellectual Humility in Public Discourse

Request for Proposals and Fellowship Applications

With the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation, the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute announces a funding proposal competition of $2 million dollars to support interdisciplinary research projects on intellectual humility and its role in promoting meaningful public discourse.

Topical areas of focus include both the barriers that prevent people from engaging in open-minded, intellectually humble dialogue over culturally divisive issues and scalable models or other interventions that may be effective or ineffective in promoting more reason-based, intellectually humble dialogue.

In addition, applications are being accepted for both residential and non-residential fellowships for work relevant to the project’s aims. The deadline for residential fellowship applications is April 15th 2017; non-residential fellowship applications will be considered on a rolling basis.