Hewit Institute

About the Institute

The William E. Hewit Institute for History and Social Science Education was established in June 1998 to support K-12 education in history and the social sciences. It is funded by an endowment from the estate of William E. Hewit. The Hewit Institute funds projects that serve schools, teachers and students in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains-Great Plains region.

The Hewit Institute provides small grants to faculty at the University of Northern Colorado’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences to promote innovative programs in teacher education, materials development, and research in the teaching and learning of history and the social sciences.

The Request for Proposals for the 2015-16 academic year is provided below. This document contains all instructions and forms for applying for small grants. The deadline for proposals for this year is February 15, 2016. Awards will be made by April 1, 2016. Projects may begin from that date forward, but the project should be completed and all funds expended within two years of the award date.  

Please see the example of a successful proposal narrative and budget from the 2015 award cycle. A link to other current and past-funded projects will soon be available.

A link to an earlier materials-development project for teaching Colorado history, called Doing History/Keeping the Past, is also available at left. This is freely available for school use.

Hewit Institute for History and Social Sciences Education Proposal

Proposal Example

For further information, please contact:

Phil Kein, Ph.D.
Department of Geography and GIS
Campus Box 115
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639

Telephone: (970) 351-2372
Fax: (970) 351-2890
E-mail: Phil.Klein@unco.edu