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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)

Contributing to knowledge



Our research and community and global partnerships give students and faculty the chance to have positive, lasting impacts around the world.

Faculty Funding Opportunities

Walter Rosenberry Fund & Humanities Institute Travel Grants

Walter Rosenberry, a longtime friend of the University of Denver, made funds available to the faculty in the divisions of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.  The Elected Faculty Committee distributes grants in the range of $250-$1500 using the guidelines below.


Humanities Institute Travel Grants are available via the same application process. The Humanities Institute is a community outreach board that supports AHSS and serves as a bridge between the people of Colorado and AHSS faculty. The purpose of this grant is to make projects feasible to faculty who would otherwise face cost-prohibitive travel expenses. The project for which an applicant seeks funding must involve travel. A representative from the Humanities Institute will help the EFC in its deliberations concerning these grants. To be eligible, you must complete the Rosenberry Proposal Form (questions 1-12a) as well as questions 14-15

Guidelines for Grants:

  • The overarching theme for projects should be "Making Our Work Public." This would generally include costs associated with professional publications (e.g. copyright permissions, reproductions), theatrical productions, musical performances, art exhibitions, film presentations, and conference presentations. Highest priority will be given to projects with the greatest impact on professional development and that provide the greatest opportunity for public dissemination.
  • Faculty in AHSS may apply for grants ranging from $250 - $1500. All appointed faculty are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to tenure-line faculty because of the scholarly and creative requirements of the position.
  • Needs should be those that have not been addressed by other funding sources at the University (e.g. Faculty Research Fund, Internationalization, curriculum diversity, Office for Teaching and Learning).
  • Funds cannot be used for transportation to and from DIA or for airport parking. The University provides an Eco-pass that covers the cost of Skyride.
  • Funds for meals are a low priority and may not be awaded depending upon the number of proposals.
  • Applicants for international venues should consult the Office of Sponsored Programs for per diem guidelines.
  • If a faculty member is requesting funding for professional conference activity, departmental professional travel funds allotted to that faculty member should first be depleted. If funds are being requested for a future professional conference that occurs in the next fiscal year (after July 1), the proposal must detail (e.g. with an acceptance of a conference paper proposal) exactly how the departmental professional travel funds that become available in that new fiscal year will be depleted.
  • Faculty members may apply for reimbursement of costs incurred since July 1, 2013.
  • If awarded funding, faculty members should use those funds by June 30, 2015.
  • Proposals (see form) are due to the Office of the Dean, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, by April 1, 2014.
  • Proposals must be submitted via email to Therese Marrugo ( with the subject line, "HI & Rosenberry AY 14-15 LAST NAME". Please send a follow-up e-mail to Therese to confirm that your application was received, subject line, "HI & Rosenberry AY 14-15 LAST NAME". Faculty members may contact her at Ext. 14460 with any questions.
  • Funding decisions will be made by the Elected Faculty Committee and announced in early May.

Rosenberry Application Form