Kansas University Center for Research Inc. is among 389 organizations receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The research center received $40,500 under the public programs, which fund film documentaries and radio programs, exhibitions, library programs, special projects and model projects. The money will go toward a series of programs on the poetry of Langston Hughes, who lived in Lawrence as a child. The 2002 series will commemorate the centennial of Hughes' birth.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, created in 1965, supports learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities.
The endowment grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Humanities experts outside the endowment assess the applications and judge the quality and significance of each proposed project.