Humanities Truck Fellowships for 2024-2025


The Humanities Truck is an interdisciplinary platform designed to facilitate collaborative community-based research, scholarship, and exhibitions.  These collaborations take time and can take many different forms.  The Humanities Truck Project Fellowship Program provides a year for the Truck Fellows to be able to use the truck for a collaborative project with the community. Full-time faculty (including term faculty), staff, advanced Ph.D. students, and MA students engaged in a thesis project at American University are eligible to apply. Truck Fellows are expected to build a collaborative process that involve community partners in each phase of their projects, from research and documentation, to interpretation, and scholarly creation in the form of accessible exhibitions and performances. 

Proposed projects need to make a case for the Centrality of the Humanities Truck to the project, articulate a significant Social Justice Impact and Community  Relevance, have a clear Emphasis on the Arts and Humanities, and involve Community Collaboration.  Throughout the year, Truck Fellows will meet together to reflect upon the effective practices of community-engaged scholarship, and also to share the findings of their own projects.  Fellows will receive $10,000 for these year-long projects.  There is funding to support six projects.

Applications for Humanities Truck Fellowships for the September 1, 2024 – August 31, 2025 season are due 5 pm on May 24, 2024 via email to   The applications will be assessed, and next year’s fellowship projects will be selected by the Humanities Truck Community Advisory Board in June.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Dan Kerr at

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