GLADYS KRIEBLE DELMAS FOUNDATION
DUE: anytime, letters of inquiry
The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns
of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of
human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over
how these ideals may best be conceived and realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology;
literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy, ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and
theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines.
The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the
connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.
ELIGIBILITY: The Humanities Program is primarily
directed to institutions of higher education and humanistic enterprises such as learned societies, museums, and major
editorial projects. The program may also consider, on a selective basis, projects that increase the exposure of those
outside these institutions to the humanistic experience or that strengthen preparation for the humanistic disciplines in
secondary education. The prime criterion remains that of Gladys and Jean Paul Delmas: a commitment to excellence,
whether proven or promised.
FUNDING: In 2008, grants were made ranging from about $5,000 to $135,000.