The Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC announces a new program of support for Faculty Working Groups in the humanities. The program is designed to facilitate the formation of collaborative, interdisciplinary communities and to promote intellectual exchange about the humanities among faculty across campus. The Center will provide up to $1000 to support the formation and first year activities of new groups of faculty working on humanities projects, research concerns or matters of public interest. Fundable activities might include: travel to sites or archives, invitation of speakers, use/purchase of technology, creation of resources or materials, support for regular meetings or workshops, etc. If you are interested in forming a Faculty Working Group, please send an email message describing its humanities-based focus and purpose, how the group will be organized, who might participate in it, and who will initially serve as its leader. (Despite the name, Faculty Working Groups may include graduate students so long as they are in the minority. Graduate students may not serve as leaders). Messages of application should also provide a simple list of the anticipated expenses for which you are requesting funding. Deadlines for best consideration are October 15 for fall funding, February 28 for spring funding and May 31 for summer funding. Send email to Bev Bickel, Acting Director of the Dresher Center.