Guidelines for Literature & Medicine Grants—

all Maine Health Care Facilities are invited to apply

Thanks to donations to our Fund for Literature & Medicine, the Maine Humanities Council is able to offer up to $1,000 each to eight Maine health care facilities to help support Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care groups in 2015. MHC support must be used to defray the cost of the facilitator stipend, and each applicant institution must agree to make its best effort to host the program again in 2016.


Literature & Medicine grants will be particularly competitive in 2015. Due to the limitations on MHC staff time, this year’s Literature & Medicine programs will be divided into Fall and Spring terms; Fall programs will begin meeting in late September and run through December or January, while Spring programs will follow the usual January – May timeline. Please indicate below if you are able to offer the program in the Fall and/or Spring. Preference will be give to applicants with flexibility to run the program in the Fall or in either season.

PLEASE READ THE GRANT GUIDELINES CAREFULLY. Hospitals / institutions applying for a grant are asked to agree to very specific terms, some of which are new. These grants are competitive. We will accept applications from any health care institution in the state. Applicants will be notified by October 17, 2014.

Grant applications, with completed budget forms, must be received before 5pm on
October 14, 2014.

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

Sites that have not yet hosted Literature & Medicine are asked to read about the program on the MHC website and speak with Gina Mitchell before applying.

Please contact Gina Mitchell | 773-5051

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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