Promotion of the Humanities_Fellowships and Stipends

 

Fellowships and Summer Stipends provide support for scholars to
undertake full-time independent research and writing in the humanities.
Grants are available for 6-to-12-month fellowships and 2 months of
summer study. Awards for Faculty programs support research work
conducted by faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities for
periods of 2 to 12 months.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
45.160
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: Fiscal Year 2013: 2,256 applications were received and 167 fellowships awarded. Fiscal Year 2014: Fiscal Year 2014: 2,056 applications and 154 awards. Fiscal Year 2015: 2015: Approximately 2,325 applications are expected and 185 awards.
Authorization
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C. 951 et seq., Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C 951.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
All applicants must be U.S. citizens, native residents of U.S.
jurisdictions, foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the
U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately
preceding the application deadline. Fellowships: Faculty members at
colleges and universities, individuals affiliated with other institutions,
independent scholars, and others who work in the humanities are
eligible. Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but they must
have completed their formal academic training. Active candidates for
degrees and persons seeking support for work leading to degrees are
not eligible. Summer Stipends: University and college faculty members
must be nominated by their academic institutions. Faculty members
with terminating appointments, independent scholars, and nonfaculty
college and university staff members are exempt from nomination and
may apply directly. Awards for Faculty are offered to full-time faculty
members at Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities
as designated by the White House offices charged with the implementation
of Executive Orders 12876, 13230, 13021.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Fellowships and Stipends: College and university faculty and staff,
individuals affiliated with institutions other than colleges and
universities, and scholars and writers working independently. Awards for
Faculty: faculty members at Historically Black Colleges and
Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal
Colleges and Universities.
Credentials/Documentation
. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications to NEH must be submitted via Grants.gov. Fellowships,
Summer Stipends, and Awards for Faculty application materials are available online at http://www.neh.gov and from the headquarters office.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed by panels of scholars and other appropriate individuals. Awards are made by the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities after advice from the National Council on the Humanities.
Deadlines
Oct 01, 2015: Summer Stipends. Deadlines are approximate; interested individuals should check the
NEH website for deadlines. Fellowships: Annual receipt deadline
of May 1, for projects beginning after January 1 of the following
year. Summer Stipends: annual receipt deadline of October 1, for
projects beginning after May 1 of the following year. Awards for
Faculty: Annual receipt deadline of April 16 for projects beginning
after January 1 of the following year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
> 180 Days. Five to seven months.
Appeals
None, but applicant may reapply.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Are the criteria based on the cost of the project, qualification of
principal investigator and institution, relevance to program's
objectives and uses, or merit? Is there an order of priority? If the
Code of Federal Regulations is used for this section extract the
salient points of interest to an applicant. Do not cite the Code
verbatim.
For Fellowships, Summer Stipends: 1) The intellectual significance
of the proposed project, including its value to scholars, general
audiences in the humanities, or both; 2) the quality or promise of
quality of the applicant's work as an interpreter of the humanities;
3) the quality of the conception, definition, organization, and
description of the project and the applicant's clarity of expression;
4) the feasibility of the proposed plan of work, including, when
appropriate, the soundness of the dissemination and access plans;
and, 5) the likelihood that the applicant will complete the project.

Awards to Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Institutions with High
Hispanic Enrollment, and Tribal Colleges and Universities: 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
teacher and researcher; 3) the quality of the conception, definition,
organization, and description of the project and the clarity of
expression in the application; 4) the feasibility of the proposed plan
of work, including, when appropriate, the soundness of the
dissemination and access plans for the proposed audience or
audiences; and 5) the likelihood that the applicant will complete the
project.
How may assistance be used?
Fellowships and Summer Stipends: Projects may contribute to
scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the
humanities. The proposed study or research may be completed during
the grant period or it may be part of a longer project. Supported
applications typically result in publication. The Awards for Faculty
program assist faculty members as they engage in advanced research
in the humanities.

These awards are restricted to faculty members at Historically Black
Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions,
and Tribal Colleges and Universities as designated by the White House
offices charged with the implementation of Executive Orders 12876,
13230, 13021. Applications for planning institutional curricula, for
educational research projects, for the creation or performance of works
of art, and that lack humanities content or methodology are not eligible.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. A final report is required within 90 days after the end of the tenure period describing the results of the work done during the period of the award. No expenditure reports are required. No performance monitoring is required.
Auditing
No audits are required for this program.
Records
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Fellowships are held from 6 to 12 months, with payment in quarterly
installments. Summer Stipends are held for 2 consecutive months, with
stipends disbursed in one payment. Awards for Faculty may support
activities from 2 to 12 months, with payments in quarterly installments. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Research Programs 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: fellowships@neh.gov Phone: (202) 606-8200.
Website Address
http://www.neh.gov/
Financial Information
Account Identification
59-0200-0-1-503.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Fellowships)) FY 13 $4,960,100; FY 14 est $5,045,184; and FY 15 est $5,056,128 - FY 2013 obligations include additional funding provided by We the People. See 45.168 PROMOTION OF THE HUMANITIES-WE THE PEOPLE.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Fellowships and Awards for Faculty: An award of $4,200 per month for a grant period of from 3 to 12 months. Summer Stipends: All awards are $6,000 for a grant period
of 8 weeks.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Fellowship, Awards for Faculty, and
Summer Stipends guidelines are available online at
http://www.neh.gov/grants/grantsbydivision.html#research. For
assistance, contact the National Endowment for the Humanities,
1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20506. Available
from the Superintendent of Documents, 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 2013: Louise Stein, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, received a 12-month fellowship to conduct research on the role of opera in 17th-century Naples. Craig Kallendorf, Texas A&M University received a 12-month fellowship to conduct research on the reception of Virgil since classical times. Paul Lucier, an independent scholar living in Rhode Island, received a 12-month fellowship to write a history of mining in the American west. Richard Allen, Framingham State College, received a 12-month fellowship to write a book on the history of European slave trade in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1850. David Carlson, California State University, San Bernardino, received a 12-month Award for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions to complete a book on the idea of sovereignty in American Indian literature. Bridget Keegan, Creighton University, received a Summer Stipend to study laboring-class writers in 18th- and 19th-century England. Fiscal Year 2013: No current data available. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2014: Fiscal Year 2014: Rochelle Johnson, College of Idaho, received a 12-month fellowship to conduct research for a biography of Susan Fenimore Cooper. Carole Paul, Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara, received a 12-month fellowship to conduct research on the history of the Capitoline Museum in Rome. Paulina Bren, an independent scholar living in Poughkeepsie, New York, received a 12-month fellowship to write a history of Slusovice, a capitalist experiment in Socialist Czechoslovakia. Joel Eigen, Franklin and Marshall College, received a 12-month fellowship to write a book on the rise of forensic diagnosis in the early British court system. Mohammad Gharipour, Morgan State University, received a 12-month Award for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to complete a book on the religious architecture and culture of the Jewish community in Isfahan, Iran. David Williard, University of St. Thomas, received a Summer Stipend to study Confederate soldiers re-integration into southern society after the Civil War:. Fiscal Year 2015: Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available.

 


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