”Serving as a grant reviewer for HumanitiesDC made me feel more connected to my city. It’s inspiring to see the incredible projects that individuals and organizations in the District are undertaking.”
– Ava Hampton
As part of our grantmaking process, HumanitiesDC engages external grant reviewers to decide how funding is allocated. This consists of recruiting community members, humanities scholars and experts to participate in trainings, rate applications and collectively choose grantees to receive awards. This process is facilitated by HumanitiesDC staff and verified by our Board of Directors.
- Interested in becoming a reviewer?
- Have professional or personal experience in a certain humanities discipline?
- Are you a current HumanitesDC grantee or considering applying in the future? Live in or around Washington, DC?
This is a great opportunity to use your skills to improve our community and meet other people who share your passion for the District’s humanities activities.
A few more things to know:
- Grant reviewers thoroughly evaluate up to 15 proposals over a few weeks and participate in approximately 5 hours of virtual and/or in-person meetings;
- The evaluation process occurs during Cycle I: February to March, and Cycle 2: May to June;
- Reviewers receive a $250 honorarium for every cycle they complete. The honorarium is not provided if a reviewer does not fully participate through the completion of the evaluation process;
- Reviewers can participate in more than one cycle per year.
- Reviewers can still apply for grant funding.
- Reviewer intake forms are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, but are especially appreciated from July through January.
Grant reviewer intake form
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