National Endowment for the Humanities: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations – Implementation Grants
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. They must also demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience.
Implementation grants support the following formats: exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues; interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions; book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues; and interpretive websites, mobile applications, games, and other digital formats.
Implementation grants support final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public. Implementation grants may be used for final consultation with scholars or other advisers; final exhibition design and fabrication, as well as crating and shipping; final digital design and production for a digital project; completion of interactive program components; publication costs for complementary materials, including catalogs and curriculum guides; publicity expenses; staff training specifically for the project’s interpretive programs; development of curriculum guides and other materials for teachers and students; presentation and distribution of public programs and related materials; and audience evaluation.
Amount: Awards for implementation are typically made for up to $400,000. In the case of projects requesting support for a public humanities position, awards will be made for up to $460,000. Awards of up to $1,000,000 are available for Chairman’s Special Award projects that have unusual significance and promise to reach exceptionally wide audiences.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations with IRS tax exempt status, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Indian tribes.
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