DUE: anytime, letters of inquiry
The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects which address the concerns of the historical
studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to
cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and
realized. Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy,
ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the
social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines. The Foundation welcomes projects that cross the
boundaries between humanistic disciplines and explore the connection between the humanities and other areas of scholarship.
The Humanities Program is primarily directed to institutions of higher education and humanistic enterprises such as
learned societies, museums, and major editorial projects. The program may also consider, on a selective basis, projects that increase
the exposure of those outside these institutions to the humanistic experience or that strengthen preparation for the humanistic disciplines
in secondary education. The prime criterion remains that of Gladys and Jean Paul Delmas: a commitment to excellence,
whether proven or promised.
FUNDING: In 2008, grants were made ranging from about $5,000 to $135,000.
National Endowment For The Humanities
Summer Seminars and Institutes
DUE: MAR 2
These grants support national faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university
teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as six weeks. The duration of a program
should allow for full and thorough treatment of the topic. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes: extend and deepen knowledge and
understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts, and issues; contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional
development of participants; build a community of inquiry and provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching; and promote
effective links between teaching and research in the humanities.
ELIGIBILITY: Any U.S. nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies
and tribal governments.
Individuals are not eligible to apply.
FUNDING: NEH anticipates that awards for seminars will range between $60,000 and $140,000 in outright funds for a grant period
of twelve months. Awards for institutes range from $80,000 to $200,000 in outright funds for a grant period of fifteen months.
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