National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Research Programs
04/10/19 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Awards of up to $60,000 to USA faculty and staff affiliated with Historically Black IHEs for humanities research projects. Applicants must create or verify the required registrations prior to applying. This program supports humanities research of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or students. Expected output includes books; articles; digital material and publications; archaeological reports; translation; editions; other scholarly resource; basic research leading to improvement of existing course; and basic research related to the goals and interests of the institution or community.
Common to all projects must be humanities research. Eligible projects include:
- Humanities research in primary and secondary materials leading to the development of books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, critical editions, or other scholarly resources;
- Humanities research related to institutional or community goals or interests, such as projects that draw on institutional or community archival collections; and
- Humanities research leading to the improvement of an existing undergraduate course, including the development of humanities resources (for example, oral histories, identification of previously unavailable primary sources, historical or literary collections).
NEH encourages projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture, as well as projects that advance civic education and knowledge of America’s core principles of government. NEH also invites projects related to its Standing Together initiative, which encourages projects related to war and military service. 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.
As the 250th anniversary of American Independence draws near, NEH is offering a special encouragement to applicants to the Fellowships program to consider the impact—both immediate and long term—of the momentous events of 1776. NEH especially invites applications that explore the role of the Declaration of Independence and other foundational documents in the making of U.S. history. In addition, applications are welcome that explore the experiences of states and communities beyond the original colonies in joining the nation, since they have their own stories of becoming part of the United States. Applications examining the stories and contributions of under-represented communities in the nation’s history are also invited.
Evaluators are asked to apply the following five criteria when judging the quality of applications:
1. The intellectual significance of the proposed project, including its value to scholars, students, or general audiences in the humanities.
2. The quality or promise of quality of the applicant as a humanities researcher and (for course revision projects) as a teacher.
3. The quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project and the clarity of expression in the application.
4. The feasibility and appropriateness of the proposed plan of work, including, when relevant, the soundness of the dissemination and access plans for the proposed audience or audiences.
5. The likelihood that the applicant will complete the project. This program supports projects at any stage of development.
GrantWatch ID#: 164801
The amount of the award is $5,000 per full-time month. Thus an award to support eight months of half-time work would be $20,000 equivalent to four months of full-time work at $5,000 per month). The maximum stipend is $60,000 for the equivalent of twelve full-time months.
The period of performance can be full time, part time, or in combination, between two and twelve months full-time equivalent. The award period (period of performance) must be continuous.
Projects can begin as early as February 1, 2020 and as late as September 1, 2021.
The minimum period of performance is the equivalent of two months of full-time work; the maximum is the equivalent of twelve months of full-time work. The length of support requested should be determined by the complexity of the project, the amount of work to be completed, and the commitment of the institution to the project. Requesting an award period shorter than the equivalent of twelve full-time months will not improve an applicant’s chances of receiving an award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register for Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/registration.html
Apply online: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/login.faces?oppId=313077&origin=vgo-apply
If you have problems registering with Grants.gov, contact the Grants.gov help desk at 1-800-518-4726 or email@example.com.
If you have questions about the program, contact:
Division of Research Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
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