The UF Humanities Center invites all faculty to participate in a:
With sponsorship from the CLAS Dean's Office as well as the Office of Research, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere is continuing its grant-writing programs through the 2011-12 academic year. The goal is to support faculty members in the humanities by disseminating information about the varied grants/fellowships available in the humanities, highlighting and supplementing resources and infrastructure at UF to support humanities grant-writing, and running grant workshops and proposal review opportunities.
This hands-on grant/fellowship proposal-writing workshop, led by Bess de Farber, will focus on two activities to demystify the grant-writing process. First, it will guide participants through a dissection of the often 'theoretical' guidelines issued by funding bodies to convert these into 'practical' strategies for manageable and effective grant-writing. Second, faculty will have the opportunity to see the process through reviewers' eyes by analyzing and discussing examples of past successful and unsuccessful funding proposals. This workshop will include examples from traditional grant and fellowship programs in the humanities, such as the faculty Fulbright and NEH Summer Stipend competitions, as well as examples of larger collaborative projects and projects involving the development of archival resources.
Two preparatory readings will be circulated before the workshop.
Please RSVP to Dr. Sophia Acord, Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, <skacord>.
Bess de Farber, is the University of Florida Libraries’ grants manager, and previously served as the University of Arizona Libraries’ grants manager. She has provided grantsmanship instruction throughout the past 26 years, and has led efforts to secure millions in grant funding for nonprofits and academic libraries. Her research interest is asset-based collaboration development. As a certified professional facilitator through the International Association of Facilitators, she invented the CoLAB Planning Series®, large group processes, for individuals and organizations seeking new collaborative partnerships. This process has served more than 1,200 individuals and 600 organizations since 2002. de Farber has served on grants panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Arizona State TRIF (Technology Research Initiative Fund) Awards, and The Children’s Trust (Dade County). As program officer for the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties and Palm Beach County Cultural Council she managed the allocation of funds for arts and culture, human and race relations, and social services. Price Waterhouse/South Florida magazine honored her as the Up & Comer for Community Development. She holds a Master of Nonprofit Management from Florida Atlantic University, and Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
200 Walker Hall
P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611