Scholars are professional specialists in a given field of the humanities, such as historians, philosophers, poets and writers, and the like, who by training have gained mastery in a discipline. While a scholar need not have an advanced degree in the humanities, he or she should be demonstrably qualified for their assigned role in the proposed project by virtue of education, training and experience. Humanities experts may be: • Academic scholars (individuals with an advanced degree in a humanities discipline or individuals teaching or researching in a scholarly institution, e.g., professor, some curators and librarians) • Independent scholars (individuals who have researched, written and/or spoken about a humanities topic and are considered experts int their field, e.g., journalist, artist, curator, nonprofessional historian) • Community scholars/culture bearers,(individuals who by virtue of their life experience, training and/or standing in a community carry the knowledge, wisdom, and