he Puerto Rican Endowment for the Humanities (FPH) is an independent and non-profit organization affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to exalting humanistic values through its own initiatives. It also promotes, finances and supports high-quality, commendable proposals from individuals, communities and non-profit entities. It’s own initiatives as well as the proposals will be directed to the development of programs and activities that stimulate the analysis and dissemination of knowledge relative to the Puerto Rican experience and humanistic reality.
The FPH conceives the humanities as a diversity of manifestations of human activity, both practical and intellectual, that liberate and dignify us.The FPH gives priority to the fields of humanistic knowledge insofar as they reflect the diversity of the Puerto Rican experience, its heritage, traditions and history. The FPH also conceives the humanities as a process of learning relevant to all stages of human life, from its formative stages, its productive maturity to its advanced age (the concept of life-long humanities).
The Puerto Rican Endowment for the Humanities aspires to be recognized, in and outside Puerto Rico, as the leading non-governmental organization in supporting initiatives aimed at understanding, appreciating, enriching and disseminating the Puerto Rican humanistic experience in all its manifestations.
What are the humanities?
“The humanities are not abstruse studies that are distant from the praxis of daily life. Nor are they ornaments or the pursuits of a handful of wandering souls. They must be seen, fundamentally, with the concerns, the key questions, that assault us as part of humankind. They relate to our expressive ability to create new ways of understanding the world. They go into greater depth into the historical factors that explain our roots. They penetrate, with their spirit of free inquiry, into the mists of the future.”
(Arturo Morales Carrión, Humanist of the Year 1989)
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Award to humanists with significant contributions to the humanities.
The FPH has a collection of cultural products resulting from our sponsorship.
Information, resources and educational materials for educators.
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