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National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Seminars and Institutes

Deadline: February 22, 2018

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes grants support professional development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university faculty. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore a variety of topics relevant to K-12 or undergraduate education in the humanities.

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes:

  • focus on the study and teaching of significant texts and other resources
  • provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching
  • contribute to the intellectual growth of the of participants
  • build lasting communities of inquiry

An NEH Summer Seminar or Institute may be hosted by a college, university, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, cultural or professional organization, or school or school system. The host site must provide facilities for collegial interaction and scholarship.

Seminars and Institutes are designed either for K-12 educators or for college and university faculty. Programs for K-12 educators must involve someone with significant K-12 experience in both project planning and implementation and must respond to K-12 curricular needs.

Amount: Seminar program awards are capped between $70,000-$125,000 and institute program awards are capped between $110,000-$200,000; award caps are based on the length of the program.

Eligibility: Public and state controlled institutions of higher education; nonprofit organizations; private institutions of higher education; special district governments; state governments; city or township governments; Native American tribal governments (federally recognized); and county governments.

Link: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/summer-seminars-and-institutes

Note: Prospective applicants may submit a draft of their proposal for staff comment (note that submission of draft proposals is optional) no later than January 22, 2018.

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