Discussion Project

Community discussions grounded in texts


Application Dates

  • Fall: June 7 – July 8
  • Winter/Spring: September 23 – November 1
  • Summer: March 1 – April 1

We are especially keen to support projects serving those who are most deeply isolated from each other and the wider community, and those whose work has public impact.

  • Organizations serving and led by members of communities traditionally under-resourced in the humanities are encouraged to apply.
  • These groups include people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people who live in rural areas, people with disabilities, people who identify as immigrants or refugees, and people whose first (or only) language is not English. (Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.)

What people are saying about the Discussion Project

  • "Even reluctant speakers become leaders in linking literature to their hopes and aspirations."


  • "I am more at ease with myself and the people around me because I have opened my mind to another experience."


  • "I found myself feeling better connected to the day-to-day issues affecting the many young people I have had the good fortune to teach."


  • “The program helps me reaffirm the need to attempt to bring a supportive healing attitude to my work area.”