Guidelines for Literature & Medicine Grants—

all Maine Health Care Facilities are invited to apply

Grant applications, with completed budget forms, must be received by
October 17, 2013

Email or fax applications to Gina Mitchell
e-mail: | 207.773.2416 (fax)

The requirements have been revised—please read the new guidelines carefully.

Thanks to donations to our Fund for Literature & Medicine, the Maine Humanities Council is able to offer $1,000 each to up to 10 Maine health care facilities to support Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care®. MHC support must be used to defray the cost of the facilitator stipend, and each applicant institution must agree to host Literature & Medicine in 2014 and commit to hosting and paying for the cost of the program again in 2015, if possible.

PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS APPLICATION CAREFULLY; it asks your hospital/ institution to agree to very specific terms, some of which are new. These grants are competitive and we will accept applications from any health care institution in the state. We will review each application carefully and make decisions by October 23rd.

Please know that when we evaluate applications we will take into consideration:

  • the ability that the applicant has shown in the past and/or its capacity to work closely with MHC staff,
  • follow MHC's guidelines in organizing the program,
  • and its commitment to the program.

Please contact Lizz Sinclair | 773-5051 ext. 206

Guidelines and application, pdf file | Budget, excel file | Sample Budget, excel file

Getting Involved

If you are interested in starting a Literature & Medicine program in your area, please contact Lizz Sinclair.

Program Materials

Download our Maine brochure and poster and Literature & Medicine Power Point presentation (103Mg, 5-15 minutes with broadband). Note to prospective partner states: becoming a Literature & Medicine partner state entitles you to a manual, and program brochures and posters which feature your own institution’s logo and contact information.


Both patients and providers are crying out for health care to become more humane....This project can help to restore the heart and soul of health care that so many of us believe has been weakened. (Physician)”

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