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Deadline: February 21, 2019

National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Seminars and Institutes for Higher Education Faculty

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes for Higher Education Faculty provide higher education faculty across the nation the opportunity to broaden and deepen their engagement with the humanities. The one- to four-week professional development programs allow participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore recent developments in scholarship, teaching, and/or curriculum through study of a variety of humanities topics.

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 participants
Build lasting communities of intellectual and professional collaboration

A program may take place at 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. The program must be held only in the United States and its territories.

Amount: Depending on their length, projects will receive awards up to the amounts below:


  • One week – $70,000
  • Two weeks – $90,000
  • Three weeks – $105,000
  • Four weeks – $125,000


  • One week – $110,000
  • Two weeks – $160,000
  • Three weeks – $185,000
  • Four weeks – $200,000

Eligibility: Any U.S. nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status; state and local governmental agencies; federally recognized Indian tribal governments; and institutions of higher education.

Link: https://www.neh.gov/program/summer-seminars-and-institutes-higher-education-faculty

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