Benefits of Membership

The global Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes has over 230 member centers and institutes from 26 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. It is the most extensive collective network of, and voice for, interdisciplinary Humanities centers in the world.

Benefits of membership include access to:

  • potential collaborators (individual and institutional) for the development of international research projects and shared grant applications in fields relating to, for example, the digital, medical, environmental, political, secular, performative, developmental, public and global humanities;
  • CHCI-administered grants for network projects and special collaborative initiatives (some internally sponsored, others generously supported by foundation funding) and to ways of facilitating and supporting these;
  • cross-institutional, interdisciplinary international summer institutes;
  • the annual CHCI (internationally mobile) meeting with collaborative workshops and events, and drawing on a significant network of high-profile speakers;
  • information about fellowships, jobs, workshops, symposia, institutes and other international opportunities;
  • opportunities for intellectual enrichment and practical enhancement for directors and administrators through various forms of co-operation, assessment and exchange (of support, ideas and personnel);
  • affiliation with regional consortia and collaborations leading to the formation of further regional consortia;
  • travel subventions to CHCI-sponsored events;
  • a representative voice in, and sympathetic monitoring of, other related, influential organizations (e.g. the UNESCO Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH));
  • a strong collective voice speaking for member Humanities centers and institutes when and where need arises.

The CHCI mission is to be practically supportive, intellectually stimulating and generously open to each other in the shared work we do, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, across our different but mutually enriching contexts.