(1) Fellowships: America's Soviet Experts in the Cold War; (2) Summer Stipends: Cultural Institutions of the Transatlantic World, 1930-1970; (3) Faculty Research Awards: An Environmental History of China; (4) Teaching Development Fellowships: Research for the improvement of a course on the Western tradition in literary studies.
The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities.
In FY 07, 2,289 applications were received and 240 awards were made.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Fellowships and Summer Stipends: Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities.
The proposed study or research may be completed during the grant period or it may be part of a longer project.
Faculty Research Awards assist full-time faculty members as they engage in advanced research in the humanities.
These awards are restricted to Historically Black or Tribal Colleges and Universities or Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment, as designated by the White House offices charged with the implementation of Executive Orders 12876, 13230, 13021, and to faculty members at these institutions.
Teaching Development Fellowships support research designed to strengthen undergraduate teaching.
Applications for planning institutional curricula, for educational research projects, for the creation or performance of works of art, and that lack humanities content or methodology are not eligible.
All applicants must be U.S.
citizens, native residents of U.S.
jurisdictions, foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the U.S.
or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.
Fellowships: Faculty members at colleges and universities, individuals affiliated with other institutions, independent scholars, and others who work in the humanities are eligible.
Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but they must have completed their formal academic training.
Active candidates for degrees and persons seeking support for work leading to degrees are not eligible.
Summer Stipends: University and college faculty members must be nominated by their academic institutions.
Faculty members with terminating appointments, independent scholars, and nonfaculty college and university staff members are exempt from nomination and may apply directly.
Faculty Research Awards are offered to full-time faculty members at Historically Black or Tribal Colleges and Universities or Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment, as designated by the White House offices charged with the implementation of Executive Orders 12876, 13230, 13021.
Teaching Development Fellowships: Full-time faculty members at colleges and universities.
Fellowships and Stipends: College and university faculty and staff, individuals affiliated with institutions other than colleges and universities, and scholars and writers working independently. Faculty Research Awards: faculty members at Historically Black or Tribal Colleges and Universities or Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment. Teaching Development Fellowships: College and university faculty.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular Nos.
A-102 and E.O.
Applications to NEH must be submitted via Grants.gov. Fellowships, Summer Stipends, and Teaching Development Fellowships application materials are available online at http://www.neh.gov and from the headquarters office. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. For Faculty Research Awards: NEH application instructions are available online (http://www.neh.gov) or upon request to the Research division. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.
Applications are reviewed by panels of scholars and other appropriate individuals. Awards are made by the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities after advice from the National Council on the Humanities.
Fellowships: Annual receipt deadline of May 1, for projects beginning after January 1 of the following year. Summer Stipends: annual receipt deadline of October 1, for projects beginning after May 1 of the following year. Faculty Research Awards: Annual receipt deadline of May 1 for projects beginning after January 1 of the following year. Teaching Development Fellowships: Annual receipt deadline of October 1 for projects beginning as early as the following June 1.
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C. 951 et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Five to seven months.
None, but applicant may reapply.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements. Source: Program Guidelines. Contact: See Headquarters Office below.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Fellowships are held from 6 to 12 months, with payment in quarterly installments. Summer Stipends are held for 2 consecutive months, with stipends disbursed in one payment. Faculty Research Awards may support activities over 2 years.
Post Assistance Requirements
A final report is required within 90 days after the end of the tenure period describing the results of the work done during the period of the award.
Subject to audit by Endowment auditors or their representatives.
FY 07 $6,796,000*; FY 08 est $5,338,000; and FY 09 est $5,338,000. *Includes additional funding provided by We the People. See 45.168 PROMOTION OF THE HUMANITIES-WE THE PEOPLE.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Fellowships, Faculty Research Awards, and Teaching Development Fellowships: An award of $4,200 per month for a grant period of from 3 to 12 months. Summer Stipends: All awards are $6,000 for a grant period of 8 weeks.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
45 CFR 1100 and 1105. Fellowship, Faculty Research Award, and Summer Stipends guidelines are available online at http://www.neh.gov/grants/grantsbydivision.html#research. For assistance, contact the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20506. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, is the Endowment's official publication, "Humanities" by subscription (6 issues annually, $24.00 domestic, $33.60 foreign).
Regional or Local Office
Division of Research Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Room 318, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20506. Telephone: (202) 606-8200. Use the same number for FTS.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
For Fellowships, Summer Stipends, and Faculty Research Awards: The intellectual significance of the proposed project, including its value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities; the quality or promise of quality of the applicant's work as an interpreter of the humanities; the quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project and the applicant's clarity of expression; the feasibility of the proposed plan of work, including, when appropriate, the soundness of the dissemination and access plans; and, the likelihood that the applicant will complete the project. For Teaching Development Fellowships: The project's intellectual significance, including its value for undergraduate teaching; the quality of the applicant's intellectual work as preparation for undertaking the proposed research; the quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the research project and the applicant's clarity of expression; and the feasibility of the proposed plan of work and the likelihood that the applicant will complete the project.