National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Research Programs
12/04/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and institutions of higher education to support the translation and preparation of humanities texts. Funding is intended for editions and translations of valuable existing humanities texts that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or transcriptions. Projects must be undertaken by at least two scholars working collaboratively.
A special encouragement has been added: “A More Perfect Union”: NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Celebrating the Nation’s 250th Anniversary.” This initiative will help Americans better understand the world’s oldest constitutional democracy and how our founding ideals are met in a modern, pluralistic society. NEH welcomes consideration of diverse topics in American history, from Native American culture to rural life to the rise of the industrial city, from the Civil War to the Cold War to the Civil Rights movement, projects that examine foundational documents in U.S. history, etc., as well as projects that examine historical objects, places, traditions, events, and individuals who collectively shaped our states and nation. Applications about the contributions of underrepresented communities are highly encouraged.
Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or transcriptions. Textual editing and translation are vital endeavors for the humanities, providing the very foundations for research and teaching. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials; but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible.
In response to the destruction of cultural heritage materials worldwide, NEH encourages applications for projects that study, document, or create digital representations of lost or imperiled cultural heritage materials. Proposed projects should be based on scholarly work and follow standards and best practices. Project teams must include appropriate methodological specialists and humanities scholars. Projects must demonstrate the capacity to be sustained and must be widely accessible to the public.
Organizations may submit proposals for editions of foreign language texts in the original language, and for translations of foreign language texts into English.
GrantWatch ID#: 151063
Awards are capped at $300,000, not to exceed $100,000 per year. However, organizations submitting proposals that respond to the “A More Perfect Union” special initiative may apply for up to $525,000, not to exceed $175,000 per year.
These grants support sustained full-time or part-time activities during the periods of performance of one to three years. Project start date is October 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have questions about this program, contact
NEH Division of Research Programs Team
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