Southwest and Border Cultures Institute

Southwest and Border Cultures Institute Grant Application Information & Forms - Spring 2021

Southwest and Border Cultures Institute (SBCI)
Spring 2021 SBCI Grant Award Application Webpage

Call for Applications: Application submission deadline: 10:00 PM MDT, Fri, April 9th, 2021

The Southwest and Border Cultures Institute (SBCI)  was founded in November 1998 upon receipt of a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The NEH award of $450,000 was matched by $1.35 million in non-federal dollars to create a permanent endowment of $1.8 million dollars. The purpose of the SBCI is to enable acquisitions by the University Library and Museum, fund faculty and graduate student research on Southwestern and US-Mexico Border issues   in the humanities, and to fund on- and off-campus public programs that relate to humanities issues in the Southwest and US–Mexico Border region.

The SBCI began funding activities in 2001. The program is administered by an Administrative Council, with representatives from the departments of Anthropology, English, History, Languages and Linguistics, Philosophy, and from the University Museum and the NMSU Library. Faculty and students from all departments may apply for SBCI Grant Awards if their proposed project is a Humanities-focused project as determined by the description below of “Humanities”, and by the Administrative Council.

For the purposes of this SBCI grant program, ‘Humanities’ has the following definition:
What are the Humanities:  The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of the national life”.
–National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended

The SBCI award program solicits applications in the areas of:


Application instructions (Guidelines) and the application form/document for this   Spring 2021 SBCI Grant  award application opportunity can be accessed at the links below:

Prior SCBI Award Information

Click on the links below to access prior SCBI award information: