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National Endowment for the Humanities: Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Deadline: June 22, 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions are intended to strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities, in subjects such as history, philosophy, literature, religion, and the interpretation of the arts. These grants may be used to enhance existing humanities programs, resources, or courses, or to develop new ones. Applicants are encouraged to draw on the knowledge of outside scholars who would contribute expertise and fresh insights to the project. Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes.

NEH Humanities Initiatives may:

  • Support new humanities programs (which may include but are not limited to new humanities minors, first-year seminars, and capstone courses), and enhance existing ones
  • Support curricular development that integrates humanities approaches with professional training (in such fields as business, law, science, technology, and nursing and medicine)
  • Integrate substantial humanities content or texts in required or developmental courses that focus on close reading, analytical writing, and/or effective speaking
  • Develop or substantially enhance bridge programs for first-year, first-generation, at-risk, and/or nontraditional students
  • Create opportunities for faculty members to study together, in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities
  • Help institutions create or enhance humanities resources for teaching, such as oral histories and historical or literary collections (projects incorporating podcasts, mapping tools, and other digital components are especially encouraged)
  • Support collaborative projects in the humanities between the applicant institution and another institution, such as a college or university, a school or school system, a museum or library, or a historical or cultural society

Amount: Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Nonprofit, tax-exempt colleges or universities that are Hispanic-Serving Institutions are eligible to apply. Eligible institutions include those included in the Department of Education’s list of Title III institutions and Title V Hispanic-serving institutions (https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/idues/eligibility.html#el-inst), and that have at least 25 percent of its undergraduate full-time equivalent enrollment consists of Hispanic students, as determined by the College Navigator tool (http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/) at the website of the National Center for Education Statistics. Alternatively, an institution that is not on the list, may establish its eligibility by submitting a 2016 or 2017 letter or other document from the Department of Education, certifying Title V eligibility (see the solicitation for complete eligibility details).

Link: https://www.neh.gov/grants/education/humanities-initiatives-hispanic-serving-institutions

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