Periclean Faculty Leadership Program in the Humanities

12 December 2019

Project Pericles is pleased seek new participants in the Periclean Faculty Leadership (PFL) Programâ„¢ in the Humanities. PFLs will receive $4,000 to design new or significantly revised courses across the humanities that incorporate community-based projects addressing six grand challenges: Climate Change, Education Access, Immigration, Mass Incarceration, Race and Inequality, and Voter Engagement.

Each PFL will have three responsibilities:

  • Develop, teach, and evaluate a humanities civic engagement course in collaboration with a community partner during the 2021-2022 academic year;
  • Organize a campus-wide activity, or
  • Prepare an academic paper or research project.

All full-time faculty expected to teach beyond 2022 are eligible to apply. Each institution can nominate up to three eligible faculty members to be PFLs. Faculty in humanities disciplines in which civic engagement is not traditionally a focus are especially encouraged to apply. (Institutions are asked to match the award with an additional $4,000 to be used for civic engagement activities and community-based programs.)

Proposals are due by March 2, 2020.

Christopher Tassava in Corporate & Foundation Relations will be happy to discuss or to help prepare an application.