Presentation on theme: "NEH Grant Opportunities"— Presentation transcript:
1 NEH Grant Opportunities Old Post Office Building1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20506800/NEH-1121
2 Rebecca BoggsSenior Program OfficerDivision of Education Programs202/
3 American HistoryWorld HistoryEconomic HistoryPolitical SciencePhilosophyEthicsHistory of ArtHistory of MusicClassical StudiesReligious StudiesTheologyEnglish LiteratureAmerican LiteratureForeign LanguageWorld LiteratureHistory of ScienceHistory of MathematicsThe Humanitiescarry the voices of one generation to the next through the records of human civilizationare the ideas that shape our world and define our roles as citizensask big questions
7 Bridging CulturesThe NEH Bridging Cultures Initiative is designed “to help American citizens gain a deeper understanding of our own rich and varied cultural heritage, as well as the history and culture of other nations.”- NEH Chairman Jim Leach
8 Note: All deadlines listed in this presentation or in other materials distributed at this workshop should be verified against the official current listing well in advance of applying. This listing can be found on the NEH website under “Apply for a Grant”:
9 Humanities Initiatives at Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment NEH Humanities Initiatives may:create opportunities for faculty members to study together while improving their capacity to teach the humanitieshelp faculty members and administrators develop new humanities programs (may include but not limited to: academic writing programs, foreign language programs, new humanities minors, first-year seminars, capstone courses, or summer bridge programs for at-risk high school students)help institutions take advantage of humanities resources, especially in the digital humanitiesenhance or develop areas of basic need in an institution’s core humanities programsbuild ties among faculty at more than one institution of higher learning; among college teachers, secondary school teachers, and students; or among faculty members at institutions of higher learning and colleagues in museums, libraries, or other organizations such as historical and cultural societies
10 Humanities Initiatives at Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment Deadline: June 30, 2011Grant Amount: Up to $100,000Duration: 12 to 36 monthsDivision of Education Programs
11 Examples of Humanities Initiatives Grants Integrating Area Studies and Humanities: Bridging Cultures in an Era of Internationalization California State University, San Bernardino A two-year project to support the linking and integration of programs in three interdisciplinary areas: Asian, Latin American, and Islamic and Arabic studies.Programs in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Art History Center for Advanced Studies on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean A series of public lectures and faculty development seminars in anticipation of the creation of a new master’s program in Puerto Rican and Caribbean art history.Hartford Heritage: History, Literature, and Writing Capital Community College A two-year project for twelve faculty members at Capital Community College to investigate the history, literature, and culture of Hartford, Connecticut, and to reframe the institution’s first-year writing courses as writing-intensive humanities studies.
12 Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment Awards for Faculty atInstitutions with High Hispanic EnrollmentAwards to individual faculty members for:conducting research in primary and secondary materials;producing articles, books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources; orpursuing research to improve an existing undergraduate course or to achieve institutional or community research goals.
13 Institutions with High Hispanic Enrollment Awards for Faculty atInstitutions with High Hispanic EnrollmentDeadline: April 14, 2011Grant Amount: $4,200 per month (or full-time equivalent) — maximum $50,400 (12 months full-time)Duration: 2 to 12 months full-time (4 to 24 half-time)Division of Research Programs
14 Examples of Awards for Faculty at IHHEs Christina BuenoNortheastern Illinois UniversityThe Allure of Antiquity: Archeology and the Making of Modern Mexico, Ethan BumasNew Jersey City UniversityColonial AppropriationsBarry LevittFlorida International UniversityLaughing at “Lo Politico”: Mass Media Political Humor in Contemporary Latin AmericaJulie WeiseCalifornia State University, Long Beach Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the U.S. South, 1910–2010
15 Division of Education Programs Grants to strengthen teaching and learning in the humanities in schools and colleges across the nation
16 NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes Provide opportunities to:Create intensive two-to-five week programs that reach a national audience of college and university faculty or school teachersEngage in collegial study of significant texts and topics in the humanitiesUse the academic resources of libraries, museums, and cultural sitesDeadline to propose a project for summer 2013: March 2012(Award amounts vary based on the length and type of project.)Deadline to apply to attend a project in summer 2012: March 2012 (Participants apply directly to individual projects.)
17 Examples of NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers:Mexican Literature and Culture in Context (CSU East Bay; held in Mexico City)Latino Identity in New York (Hunter College)Medieval and Early Modern Islamic Iberia (U. of Virginia; held in Spain)Reading “Don Quixote” (SUNY-Binghamton)Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers:Brazilian Literature and Culture (Ohio State U.; held in Brazil)American Immigration Revisited (American University)Revisioning the Maya World(Community Coll. Humanities Ass’n; held in C. Amer.)
19 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops Provide opportunities to:Create intensive one-week programs that reach national audiences of school teachers or community college facultyEngage in collegial study of significant texts and topics in the American experience at historic sitesIntegrate the use of archival sources and material evidence into school curriculaDeadline to propose a project for summer 2013: March 2012(Award amounts vary.)Deadline to apply to attend a project in summer 2012: March 2012 (Participants apply directly to individual projects.)
20 Examples of NEH Landmarks of American History & Culture Workshops University of New MexicoContested Homelands: Knowledge, History and Culture of Historic Santa FeTwo one‑week workshops for eighty school teachers on the history of interactions between Native Americans and European settlers in Santa Fe.California State University, NorthridgeThe Spanish and Mexican Influences on California,Two one-week workshops for eighty school teachers on the Spanish and Mexican influence in California, using sites in the Los Angeles area.CUNY: NYC College of Technology (“CityTech”), Brooklyn, NYAlong the Shore: Preserving the Landmarks of Brooklyn’s Industrial WaterfrontTwo one‑week workshops for fifty community college faculty members on selected Brooklyn waterfront landmarks.
22 Enduring Questions Offer opportunities to: Design a new course for undergraduate teaching and learning that promotes engagement with fundamental issues in the humanitiesFocus on an explicitly stated question drawing upon significant readings from a range of historical periodsStimulate inquiry beyond vocational or specialized areas (not limited to those trained in or teaching in humanities disciplines)Engage in deep, sustained programs of reading to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present dayDeadline: September 15, 2011Awards up to $25,000, including $15,000 stipend for the project director or project team22
24 Enduring Questions Sample Grants Wilbur Wright College (City Colleges of Chicago, IL)Enduring Questions: What Is Freedom?The development of a community college course that examines the question “what is freedom?” through philosophy, psychology, political science, religion and literature.SUNY-Brockport (Brockport, NY) NEH Enduring Questions Course on “What is Forgiveness?” The development of a junior level undergraduate seminar that explores the concept of forgiveness through literature, philosophy, religion, criminal justice, and international relations.Morehead State University (Morehead, KY) NEH Enduring Questions Course on Good and Evil The development of a course that examines the nature of good and evil through the study of philosophy, literature, sociology, psychology, and film.
25 EDSITEment edsitement.neh.gov Peer-evaluated educational websites with outstanding humanities content (including Best-of-the-Web Spanish Language Websites)Organized by humanities fieldsIncludes grade-level K-12 lesson plans developed specially for EDSITEment and other resources for teachersMaterials can also be used in undergraduate teachingIncludes the Picturing America images and teaching materials
29 Division of Research Programs Grants to facilitate research and original scholarship
30 Fellowships and Summer Stipends Grants to support uninterrupted study for 6-12 months$4,200 per monthUniversity Teachers, College Teachers, Independent ScholarsDeadline: May 3, 2011Summer StipendsGrants to support uninterrupted study for 2 months ($6,000 total)Two nominees per institutionDeadline: September 29, 2011
31 Also from the Division of Research Programs Collaborative ResearchOriginal research requiring the participation of two or more scholars or resources beyond one scholar. Collaborative scholarship, archaeology projects, scholarly conferences, etc.Deadline: December 8, 2011Scholarly Editions and TranslationsPreparation by a team of editors of authoritative and annotated texts, documents, and translations of value to humanities scholars and general readers
32 … More from the Division of Research Programs Fellowships Programs at Independent Research InstitutionsFellowships for post-degree scholarsDeadline: August 17, 2011 for institutions applying for support of their programsIndividual scholars: check listing on NEH website;Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research in JapanDeadline: May 3, 2011
33 Office of Challenge Grants Grants to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities
34 CHALLENGE GRANTS CAN PROVIDE FUNDS FOR: Institution building, long-term benefits to humanitiesFellowships, research funds, library acquisition funds, computer upgrades and maintenance funds, higher education scholarships, endowmentsConstruction and renovationAcquisitions of equipment, computer hardware and software, bibliographic collectionDevelopment and fund-raising costsDeadlines: Regular Challenge Grants, May 4, 2011Challenge Grant Initiative for Two-Year Colleges, February 2012
35 CHALLENGE GRANTS ARE MATCHING AWARDS… NEH Challenge Grants help institutions increase their fund-raising capacityRecipients raise $3 in private funds for each $1 in federal matching funds$2/$1 ratio for HBCUs, Tribal Colleges, and Two-Year CollegesRecipients must match an NEH challenge grant with nonfederal gifts only
36 Office of Digital Humanities Funds innovation in the digital humanities
37 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants Small grants designed to spark experiments, innovation, new ideas.Often used for basic, experimental research, that is investigating new methods and techniques of value for humanities scholarship.Can be used to fund small workshops to bring the right people together to address an important technology issue in the Academy (e.g. scholarly communications, open access).
38 Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities A DH summer institute program (but doesn’t have to be in the summer).A great way to share institutional expertise in the digital humanities.Consider attending an institute as a participant or hosting one yourself.
39 INSTITUTES FOR ADVANCED TOPICS IN THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES
40 INSTITUTES FOR ADVANCED TOPICS IN THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES Institute for Enabling Geospatial Scholarship
41 Networks and Network Analysis for the Humanities INSTITUTES FOR ADVANCED TOPICS IN THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES2010 InstitutesNetworks and Network Analysisfor the Humanities
44 Division of Preservation and Access Grants to preserve and provide access to humanities resources
45 Division of Preservation and Access Grants Grants for Humanities Collections and Reference Resources:Grants to preserve and create access to humanities collectionsGrants to create research and reference tools such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, historical atlases, databases, and bibliographiesDeadline: July 20, 2011
46 More Preservation and Access Grants Research and development projectsEducation and training grantsNational digital newspaper programPreservation assistance grants for smaller institutionsGrants to document endangered languagesGrants to sustain cultural heritage collectionsFor deadlines, please consult the NEH website
47 Sample Preservation Assistance Grants Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, San Francisco, CAArchival supplies and storage furniture to preserve and make accessible for research a collection of 3,400 posters and prints on paper spanning 31 years of printmaking from Mission Grafica and La Raza Graphics. The prints document the social, political, and community history of Latinos in San Francisco, the Bay Area, and California; they were created using a method of silkscreen employed by artists with little formal training or access to more expensive methods of creating art.Mexic‑Arte Museum, Austin, TXThe museum’s first preservation assessment, which would include a site visit, report, and one day of staff training. Approximately 90 percent of the permanent collection consists of works on paper of 20th‑century Mexican and Mexican‑American art.National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, ILThe purchase of storage furniture and materials to house the museum’s textile collection, which includes a variety of clothing, accessories, household textiles, headdresses, and processional objects from Mexico. The collection is used in research, exhibitions, and educational programming.
48 Division of Public Programs Grants to provide opportunities for lifelong learning
49 Division of Public Programs Grants Projects designed to connect humanities scholarship and the general publicCore Programs:Projects in Historical and Cultural OrganizationsGrants to America’s Media MakersExhibitions, discussion series, lectures and symposia, site interpretation, television, radio, film, websitesFor deadlines, please consult the NEH website
50 Sample Public Programs Grants America’s Media Makers: Development GrantsThe Latino AmericansGWETA, Inc.Washington, DCDevelopment of two one-hour scripts for an eight-part film series to be broadcast nationally, with a companion radio series on National Public Radio and an accompanying website that would examine the history of Latino Americans through the lens of immigration.
51 Sample Public Programs Grants America’s Historical and Cultural OrganizationsPlanning GrantsThe Ancient Maya CityUniversity of PennsylvaniaPlanning for a traveling exhibition, a web exhibition, a publication, and programs on the Maya city of Copán.Implementation GrantsComing to California: The Gallery of California HistoryOakland Museum/Museum of California FoundationImplementation of a permanent exhibition, docent tours, a website, and public programs on the history of California.
54 Remember …Outstanding humanities subjects, texts, scholars, and scholarship are at the center of all successful NEH grants
55 Who Can Apply? Who is the applicant? Individual or institutional grant?Please consult the "Eligibility" section of specific program guidelines for further information.
56 Grants for Individuals If you are a citizen of the United States or a U.S. territory, or are a foreign national who has lived in the United States or a U.S. territory for at least three years immediately preceding an application, you are eligible to apply for a grant.Examples: Fellowships & Stipends
57 Grants for Institutions U.S. nonprofit institutions (public agencies or private nonprofit organizations) are eligible for funding; state and local governments are also eligible.Examples: Most NEH grants other than Fellowships & Stipends
58 How do I apply?Step One: Visit the NEH website and READ THE GUIDELINES
59 How do I apply?Step Two: Talk to an NEH program officer. Get samples and/or ask questionsStep Three: Talk to your sponsored research office and let them know you plan to apply. If it is an institutional grant, make sure your institution is registered with Grants.gov. If it is an individual grant, then you will need to make sure you are registered!
60 How do I apply?Step Four: Draft your application and get someone to read it. If the NEH grant program reads drafts, take advantage of it!Step Five: Submit your application by the deadline and wait…these things take time.
61 The NEH Grant Review Process Peer Review Panels:Invited scholars and experts review applications and identify exemplary proposalsNational Council for the Humanities:Review and RecommendChairman:Funding decisions based on recommendations of panelists, staff, and Council
62 How will my application be evaluated? Intellectual quality of the projectSignificant humanities topics and textsClear and persuasive rationaleQuality of the project designPotential for significant results
63 Other TipsTalk with NEH staff prior to sending in a grant application.Write for a general audience – it will be read by people from multiple backgrounds.Whether or not you get the grant, ask the NEH to send you a “why” or “why not” letter that contains verbatim comments by the panelists.Consider serving as a panelist yourself.
64 Thank You! Rebecca Boggs Senior Program Officer Division of Education Programs202/