Gaines Grant Application


The Gaines Center for the Humanities would like to invite applications from a member of any UK College or Department to apply for a limited number of grants to support virtual humanities programming for the 2020-2021 academic year.  We will give 6 grants of $500 to pay an honorarium to a speaker for a virtual event.  We recognize the impact that COVID-19 and the  resulting budget constraints have had on the intellectual life of the university. The work of the Gaines Center would not be impossible without the generosity of the faculty of the University of Kentucky.  This is our way of supporting our UK partners in this time. 


Successful grant applications must:


  • Have a strong humanities focus
  • Hold their event on or before May 1, 2021
  • Allow for maximum participation of faculty, students  and or community where possible
  • List the Gaines Center for the Humanities as a Sponsor on all relevant announcements and marketing materials


Applications are due on October 9, 2020. If you have questions about the grants or application, please email Chelsea Brislin (  To apply for a grant, please complete the following form at or follow this QR code:


Gaines 2020-2021 Grant Application Form