Travel, Research, and Teaching funding for faculty:
Funding & Sponsorships for events:

Travel Grants- Dean’s Office
Funding is awarded by the Dean’s office to ladder faculty attending professional meetings. Grants are awarded annually. Up to $600 is available to tenured faculty and up to $1200 for non-tenured faculty. To qualify for a travel grant:
• Must actively participate in a large conference by reading a paper, chairing a panel, serving as an office of the association or contributing as a stated participant in a formal discussion.
• Faculty member must apply for funding before the travel occurs.
• Faculty member must provide a program or letter of invitation in order to process request.
To apply please see your research account manager. For more information on the travel grant please visit
Instructional Innovation Grants (IIG)- Department of History
Funding available to full-time faculty members on continuing appointments to develop and design new undergraduate courses or substantially redesign existing courses. The grants can be used to acquire materials to be used in teaching (e.g. images, primary documents, book), to conduct archival or other forms of research that will help with course preparation, support field trips or to bring speakers to meet with their classes. All requests will be reviewed by the chair to determine eligibility.
• Complete application form online at:
• Accounts will be set up for faculty whose applications are successful
• Funds will be administered by Liza Joyner, History Operations Manager
• Funding will not be rolled over into the next fiscal year. Any amount awarded needs to be used the year it was requested
Griswold Research Fund-Whitney Humanities Center (WHC)
Funding is awarded to full-time faculty for specific research projects. Preference is given to first-time applicants and those who do not have other current research funds at the institution.
• Awards given for travel to inspect primary-source materials
• Acquisition of inaccessible books or visual materials (later transferred to a University library)
• Hands-on assistance with research
Deadlines for submission of applications are November 1, February 1 and April 1. For applications and procedures visit
Frederick W. Hilles Publication Fund-Whitney Humanities Center (WHC)
Funding is awarded to assist young scholars in the humanities with the publication of their original manuscripts. (Not for translations of previously published works).
• Funds cover indexing, permission fees, reproduction of images and copyediting
Deadlines for submission of applications are November 1 and April 1. For applications and procedures visit
MacMillan Center Grants
Funding provided and administered by the MacMillian center. For further information please visit Faculty members affiliated with MacMillian Center should contact the relevant councils directly to obtain information on additional resources. Policies for resources vary.
MacMillan Center International Book Prizes
The MacMillan Center awards two prizes for books on international topics, named for two former directors of the center. Each year, the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize is awarded for the best first book by a Yale ladder faculty member, and the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize is awarded for the best book by a Yale ladder faculty member. Award recipients receive a research appointment at the MacMillan Center, and $5,000 in research funds.  For more information visit
Poorvu Center
The Poorvu Center offers a number of funding opportunities to support Yale instructors as they innovate their teaching, enrich student learning, and lead diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts at Yale. For further information please visit
Environmental Humanities Grant Program

The Environmental Humanities Grant Program invite members of the Yale community, including students, faculty, and eligible staff, to submit proposals for funding for public humanities projects broadly related to the environment. Public humanities projects include any work that opens the fields of the humanities (broadly defined) to a diverse and lay public. Environment is defined broadly to include topics related to energy and climate, food and agriculture, human/environmental health, environmental justice, plant and animal species, urban and rural geographies and planning, and mining and other forms of extraction. Proposals for project funding can range from $250 to $2,500.  For further information please visit

Women Faculty Forum Grants

Women Faculty Forum offers grants to identify innovative ways to support the WFF mission by investing in the diverse work of faculty and student scholars at Yale and to support fostering gender equity throughout the University via policy initiatives and research; promoting scholarship on women and gender across the university; and promoting mentorship, collaboration, and networking. Faculty, postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate scholars at Yale University are eligible to apply. Preference is given to seed grants leading to other projects and to applicants without access to other sources of funding. Projects in all disciplines are welcome, without restrictions on methodologies or formats.  For further information please visit