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Deadline: February 21, 2019

National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators provide school teachers across the nation the opportunity to broaden and deepen their engagement with the humanities. One- to four-week residential programs, led by scholars and K-12 professionals, allow participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to study a variety of humanities topics. Seminars and Institutes focus on the intellectual quality of humanities education and address recent developments in scholarship, teaching, and/or curriculum.

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 inquiry

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 may 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-k-12-educators

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