Current Grant Opportunities

Fall 2023

Seed Grants

We are offering seed grants of up to $5000 to support projects and professional development that will help to expand the AIAI Network.

Fall 2023 Seed grant opportunity

We are eager to expand the AIAI Network by supporting:

  1. New projects and other research collaborations at the intersection of AI and the humanities that are taking place in and around Atlanta;
  2. New projects and collaborations about the intersection of AI and Atlanta; and
  3. Professional development funds to enable new AIAI members (that’s you!) to support events of their own, such as reading groups, training workshops, speaker series, community events, etc. 

Application Details

  • We will consider funding requests for up to $5,000. 
  • In line with Mellon policy, institutions may not charge overhead to these grants. 
  • The deadline for this application cycle is November 1st November 13th, 2023. Note extended deadline! 
  • Funds will be distributed no later than January 31st, 2024 and must be used by August 1st, 2024. 
  • Should your proposal be funded, you will be required to present your work at a public event in Fall 2024.
  • Faculty, staff (including library staff), graduate students, and members of Atlanta-based community organizations are all encouraged to apply. 


  • Project teams must include at least one humanities researcher. 
  • Proposals must be situated in one or both of the following areas: AI and the humanities, and AI and Atlanta. 
  • Project budgets must adhere to the spending guidelines outlined by the Mellon foundation (see FAQ for details).
  • Please see the application form for all required application components. 

Selection Criteria

  • Proposals must adhere to the requirements stated above. 
  • Proposals will be evaluated in terms of quality and impact (including social impact). 
  • For professional development funds, we will prioritize applicants from outside of the Steering Committee’s home institutions (Emory, Clark Atlanta, and Georgia Tech) and/or those who do not have other sources of funding available to them.

Please consult the FAQ for any additional questions. Thank you!