Promotion of the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities
To support innovative humanities projects that utilize or study the impact of digital technology for research, preservation, access, education, and public programming.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
National Endowment For The Humanities, National Foundation On The Arts and The Humanities
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2011
No Current Data Available 309 applications were received and 66 grants awarded.Fiscal Year 2012
93 applications and 12 awards.Fiscal Year 2013
253 applications and 53 grants awardedFiscal Year 2016
239 grants applications and 34 grants awarded/Fiscal Year 2017
292 applications and 41 grants awarded.Fiscal Year 2018
241 applications and 34 grants awarded.
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C. §956 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
U.S. public and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations (including accredited institutions of higher education); state and local governmental agencies and Native American tribal organizations.
U.S. public and nonprofit organizations (including accredited institutions of higher education); state and local governmental agencies and Native American tribal organizations; U.S. citizens; and humanities scholars.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications for this program must be submitted via Grants.Gov. Before using Grants.gov for the first time, each organization must register with the Web site to create an institutional profile. See https://www.neh.gov/divisions/odh for additional application information.
NEH staff review applications for eligibility and completeness. NEH uses a peer review process to evaluate all eligible and complete applications. Peer reviewers are experts in the field with relevant knowledge and expertise in the types of project activities identified in the applications. NEH instructs reviewers to evaluate applications according to the review criteria outlined in this Notice of Funding Opportunity. Peer reviewers must comply with Federal ethics and conflicts of interest requirements. NEH staff comments on matters of fact or on significant issues that otherwise would be missing from peer reviews, then makes recommendations to the National Council on the Humanities. The National Council meets three times per year to advise the NEH chairman. The chairman considers the advice provided by the review process and, by law, makes all funding decisions.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Applicants will be notified by mail within six months after the submission of the application.
How are proposals selected?
The criteria used to determine funding priorities include the (1) The intellectual significance of the project for the humanities or, for a project developing new infrastructure or scholarly methods, its potential to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and learning in the humanities; (2) The feasibility of the plan of work, the appropriateness of the project's methods and use of technology, and the project's plans for mitigating risk and addressing accessibility for its intended audience; (3) The quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project and the applicant's clarity of expression; (4) The qualifications, expertise, and levels of commitment of the project director and key project staff or contributors; (5) The reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the proposed activities and the anticipated results; (6) The quality and appropriateness of project plans for data management and sustainability.
How may assistance be used?
Grants support large-scale training institutes or seminars on advanced topics in the digital humanities that explore new technology-driven methodologies; innovative start-up projects that are in the first phases of planning, brainstorming, and creating prototypes that explore the use or impact of digital technology for the humanities; the broader implementation of innovative projects in the digital humanities that have moved beyond the start-up phase; projects that explore and enrich humanities materials using digital technology, thereby enhancing teaching, research, and public access.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Documentation of expenditures and other fiscal records must be retained for 3 years following the submission of the final financial report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Typically 6 to 24 months. Recipients will be paid on an advance basis, unless otherwise specified in the award, and payment will be made through electronic funds transfer. Advance payments must be limited to the immediate cash requirements of the recipient in carrying out the purpose of the approved program or project.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities
400 Seventh St. SW
Washington, DC 20506 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$4,822,974.00; FY 19 est $5,323,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$4,742,350.00; FY 12$43,014,272.00; FY 11$4,334,509.00; FY 13$4,412,557.00; FY 16$4,747,437.00; - FY 19 obligations include additional funding provided through an agreement with IMLS.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 18 from $25200 to $325000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 1100 and 1105. Guidelines are available online at http:www.neh.gov/grants/grants/html or by request from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC 20506. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, is the Endowment's official publication, "Humanities" by subscription (6 issues annually, $24.00 domestic, $33.60 foreign).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2011
No current data available. Past recipients of Office of Digital Humanities grant awards may be found in the NEH’s Funded Projects Query Form, found at: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspxFiscal Year 2012
No current data available. Past recipients of Office of Digital Humanities grant awards may be found in the NEH’s Funded Projects Query Form, found at: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspxFiscal Year 2013
Past recipients of Office of Digital Humanities grant awards may be found in the NEH’s Funded Projects Query Form, found at: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspxFiscal Year 2016
Past recipients of Office of Digital Humanities grant awards may be found in the NEH’s Funded Projects Query Form, found at: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspxFiscal Year 2017
Past recipients of Office of Digital Humanities grant awards may be found in the NEH’s Funded Projects Query Form, found at: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspxFiscal Year 2018
Past recipients of Office of Digital Humanities grant awards may be found in the NEH’s Funded Projects Query Form, found at: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx