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NEH 101:

Opportunities and Initiatives

Boston University

28 February 2014

Daniel Sack

Program Officer, Division of Research Programs

National Endowment for the Humanities

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NEH 101
  • NEH is funded by you
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NEH 101

“The practice of art and the study of the humanities require constant dedication and devotion. While no government can call a great artist or scholar into existence, it is necessary and appropriate for the Federal Government to help create and sustain not only a climate encouraging freedom of thought, imagination, and inquiry but also the material conditions facilitating the release of this creative talent.”

National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965

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NEH 101
  • NEH is funded by you
  • NEH is run by people like you
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NEH 101
  • NEH is funded by you
  • NEH is run by people like you
  • NEH makes awards in all areas of the humanities
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What are the Humanities?

Ethics

and

Law

Language,

Literature

and

Linguistics

Art History

Social

Sciences

Literature

Philosophy

and

Religion

History

Archaeology

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NEH 101
  • NEH is funded by you
  • NEH is run by people like you
  • NEH makes awards in all areas of the humanities
  • Grant programs offered by 7 divisions
division of research
Division of Research

Grants support individuals and teams of scholars pursuing advanced research in the humanities that will contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public\'s understanding of the humanities.

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Fellowships and Awards for Faculty

Summer Stipends

  • Grants that support research and creation of:
  • Articles
  • Books
  • Digital materials
  • Archaeological site reports
  • Translations
  • Editions
  • Other scholarly resources in the humanities
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Collaborative Research

Scholarly Editions and Translations

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For Individual Scholars

    • NEH Fellowships (6-12 months) – May 1
    • Awards for Faculty at HBCUs, HSIs, TCUs – April 15
    • Summer Stipends (8 weeks) –September 30
    • For Teams of Scholars
    • Collaborative Research – December 9
    • Scholarly Editions & Translations – December 9
  • Lakshmi Srinivas, University of Massachusetts, Boston: Indian Cinema and the Active Audience: An Ethnographic Study (Fellowships)
  • Nina Silber, Boston University: The Civil War in American Life, 1929-1941 (Summer Stipend)
  • Julia Flanders, Northeastern University: Cultures of Reception: Transatlantic Readership and the Construction of Women\'s Literary History (Collaborative Research)
  • Walter Fluker, Boston University: The Howard Thurman Papers Project (Scholarly Editions
division of education
Division of Education

Grants strengthen teaching and learning through new or revised curricula and materials, collaborative study, seminars, and institutes.

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Summer Seminars and Institutes – March 4

  • Landmark Workshops for School and
  • Two-Year College Teachers – March 4
  • Humanities Initiatives at HBCUs, IHHEs, and TCUs – June 26
  • Enduring Questions – September 11
  • Mary Fuller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: English Encounters with the Americas, 1550-1610: Sources and Methods (Seminar)
  • Peter Gibbon, Boston University: Philosophers of Education: Major Thinkers from the Enlightenment to the Postmodern Era (Institute)
  • EvgeniaCherkasova, Suffolk University: "What Is the Meaning of Life?" (Enduring Questions)
  • John Partridge, Wheaton College: "What is the Good Life?" (Enduring Questions)
division of preservation and access
Division of Preservation and Access

Grants to preserve archival holdings (including digitization); enhance access to materials; train preservationists; and produce reference works for scholarly research, education, and public programming.

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Preservation Assistance Grants – May 1

Research and Development Project Grants – May 1

Education and Training Grants – May 1

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources – July 17

Documenting Endangered Languages (with NSF) – September 15

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections – December 3

National Digital Newspaper Program – January 15

  • Emerson College: Archives Preservation Assessment (Preservation Assistance)
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra: Archives Content Digitization and Accessibility Project (Humanities Collections)
  • Historic New England: Haverhill Center Environment and Storage Project (Sustaining Cultural Heritage)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Digital Preservation Management (Preservation Education and Training)
division of public programs
Division of Public Programs

Public humanities programs reach large and diverse audiences through a variety of formats—interpretation at historic sites, television and radio productions, museum exhibitions, Web sites and other digital media.

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Media Projects – August 13

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations –

August 13

NEH on the Road Exhibitions – December 31

  • Worcester Center for Crafts: NEH on the Road: Carnaval
  • WGBH: American Experience: Murder of a President
  • Peabody Essex Museum: Asia in Amsterdam Exhibition Planning Grant
office of digital humanities
Office of Digital Humanities

Encourages innovations in the digital humanities through research that brings new approaches or documents best practices; creation of digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources; and examination of the philosophical implications and impact of emerging technologies.

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Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants—September 11

Digital Humanities Implementation Grants—February 19

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities—March 11

  • Ryan Cordell, Northeastern University: Uncovering Reprinting Networks in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers (Start-Up)
  • James Paradis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Annotation Studio: Multimedia Annotation for Students (Implementation)
  • Tufts University: Working with Text in a Digital Age (Institute)
  • Peter K. Bol, Harvard University: Automating Data Extraction from Chinese Texts (Digging Into Data)
office of challenge grants
Office of Challenge Grants

Institution-building grants to improve humanities programs and carry out long-term plans for strengthening basic resources, and enhance financial stability.

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Deadline–May 1
  • U.S.S. Constitution Museum: Sharing the Stories: Research and Interpretation
  • Bentley University: The Humanities in a Business University
  • Peabody Essex Museum: Endowment of Curator of Photography
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Humanities magazine

  • News from the Endowment
  • Interesting scholarship
  • The latest deadlines
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NEH 101

NEH is funded by you

NEH is run by people like you

NEH makes awards in all areas of the humanities

7 divisions make awards

All grant information is at neh.gov

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Application information

Grant database

Match your project to a program

applications for individual grants
Applications For Individual Grants

Application schedule:

  • Annual grant cycle (Fellowships in early May, Summer Stipends in late September) for the following academic year.
  • Results announced eight months later (i.e. if you want funding sometime in the next 1-2 years, you should start thinking about it now).
  • Requirements:
  • 3 page single-spaced narrative,
  • 1 page bibliography,
  • 2 page c.v.,
  • 2 letters of recommendation.
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Applications For Individual Grants
  • Not fundable:
  • Projects that seek to promote a particular political, philosophical, religious, or ideological point of view, or a particular program of social action;
  • pedagogical tools (e.g., textbooks);
  • creative or performing arts;
  • doctoral dissertations or theses.
  • *Rarely support revisions for readers’ reports.

Fundable:

  • Research,
  • writing,
  • scholarly monographs,
  • synthetic works,
  • translation,
  • preparation of research tools (e.g., editions, databases),
  • archaeological work.
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Grants.gov

Your foundation relations office can help.

Register

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NEH 101

NEH is funded by you

NEH is run by people like you

NEH makes awards in all areas of the humanities

7 divisions make awards

All grant information is at neh.gov

All applications are peer reviewed

peer review panels
Peer Review Panels

We group applications by field

Each set is assigned to a 4 or 5 member panel

Panelists are recruited for regional, institutional, career diversity

Panelists are experts and generalists

Recruit panelists most likely to give an application a sympathetic read

Panelists rate 30-40 applications, and generally discuss the top-rated 15 or 20

neh funding rates
NEH Funding Rates

Fellowships (FY 2014):

Received 1085 applications, funded 72 (7%)

Awards for Faculty (FY 2014):

Received 101 applications, funded 10 (8%)

Summer Stipends (FY 2013):

Received 920 applications, funded 78 (8%)

questions
Questions?

Daniel Sack

Division of Research Programs

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 318

Washington, DC 20506

[email protected]

202-606-8459

Also: [email protected] / 202-606-8200

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