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 2017 cycle of funding will be available in the near future. This document contains all instructions and forms for applying for small grants. The deadline for proposals for this year is March 27, 2017.
Please see the example of a successful proposal narrative and budget below. For a list of previously funded projects see link on left..
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.
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