Humanities in Action

The University of Illinois Humanities in Action program provides support to five undergraduate humanities students (regardless of citizenship status) who are interested in pursuing community engagement opportunities within the Champaign-Urbana community.

We CU Community Engaged Scholars, with support from the Humanities Research Institute (HRI), is launching a new semester-long community engagement program for humanities students at the University of Illinois. During the Fall 2022 semester, students selected to participate in the Humanities in Action program will learn to apply their humanities training in new ways while addressing a vital area of need in our Champaign-Urbana community.

Humanities in Action is intended to help remove some of the financial barriers that prevent humanities students from taking advantage of community engagement opportunities. Thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Dan Shin, students will receive $1000 to support their participation in the program. They will connect with like-minded peers, participate in workshops, and have access to mini grants to offset costs associated with their service activities. Participants will also become acquainted with HRI and the opportunities available to students studying humanities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the culmination of the program, participants will learn how to communicate this experience in resumes and job applications.

Congratulations to the first cohort of Humanities in Action Scholars! Read the announcement

Application Details

Watch for updates coming soon for the next application period.