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National Endowment for the Humanities: Humanities Initiatives

Deadline: June 25, 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities are intended to strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities in subjects such as history, philosophy, and literature. These grants may be used to enhance existing humanities programs, resources, or courses, or to develop new ones. NEH Humanities Initiatives may:

  • Create opportunities for faculty members to study together, in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities
  • 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 humanities contributions to professional training (in such fields as business, law, economics, technology, and nursing and medicine)
  • Develop bridge programs for at-risk and nontraditional students
  • Help institutions take advantage of humanities resources, especially in the digital humanities
  • 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: Up to $100,000 per award.

Eligibility: Colleges and universities designated by the Department of Education as Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

Link: http://www.neh.gov/grants/humanities-initiatives

Note: Prospective applicants are encouraged to submit to program staff an optional preliminary sketch of their proposals (deadline, April 12, 2015).

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