Promotion of the Humanities_Professional Development
Seminars and Institutes promote better teaching and research in the humanities through faculty development. Landmarks of American History and Culture promote better teaching of American history and culture through intensive, rigorous faculty and staff development workshops at historical sites, colonial settlements, battlefields, artists' and writers' homes--while enabling the participants to gain experience in conveying the importance of historical places and while enhancing their teaching materials.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: 211 application were received and 69 grants awarded. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C. 951. , Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C 951.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Distinguished scholar/teachers in the humanities may apply through a sponsoring institution to direct a seminar or institute for college teachers or school teachers. For Landmarks in American History and Culture, the following may apply: State and local governments; sponsored organizations; public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations; other public institutions/organizations; Federally recognized Indian tribal governments; Native American organizations; U.S. Territories; non-government-general; minority organizations; other specialized groups; and quasi-public nonprofit institutions.
For Seminars and Institutes and Landmarks of American History and Culture--primarily K-12 or college teachers, depending on the particular project--as well as their colleagues and students.
For educational institutions, costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 and Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications to NEH must be submitted via Grants.gov. Proposal instructions are available on line (http://www.neh.gov) or from the headquarters office.
Applications are reviewed by subject area specialists, 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.
Feb 24, 2015: To direct a seminar or institute during the summer of the following year.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Approximately 4 to 5 months; 6 weeks for participants in Seminars and Institutes, Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops.
None, but director/applicant may request a critique of the proposal and reapply.
Applications for renewal must demonstrate a record of success and the potential to serve new audiences. These applications compete against new applications.
How are proposals selected?
In evaluating proposals, the following criteria apply: (1) Intellectual quality and significance; (2) Impact; (3) Feasibility. Applicants to Workshops, Seminars and Institutes selected to receive stipends are those who can derive the greatest benefit from participation in and who can make the greatest contribution to the program.
How may assistance be used?
Grants support Summer Seminars and Institutes, Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops. Awards support direct costs, including salaries, participant stipends, selection costs, travel, and supplies. Projects should engage participants in deepening the knowledge of the subjects they teach and strengthen their capacity to engage students in substantive study of the humanities. Projects that deal solely with pedagogical theory or that are intended to improve writing, speaking, or thinking skills apart from a focus on specific humanities content are not normally supported.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are due quarterly. A final narrative report and a final expenditures report are required within 90 days after completion or termination of the grant period. In addition, reports are required from the scholars participating in the seminar assessing the value of the seminar for their professional development. Expenditure reports are not applicable. No performance monitoring is required.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In addition, grants are subject to inspection and audits by NEH and other Federal officials.
Documentation of expenditures and other fiscal records must be retained for 3 years following the submission of the final expenditure report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Funds must be expended during the grant period. Funds are released as required. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Education Programs 400 Seventh Street, SW
Email: email@example.com, Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 606-8463.
(Project Grants) FY 14 $10,854,340; FY 15 est $10,877,300; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - FY 11 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
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 1100 and 1105. Guidelines are available online at http://www.neh.gov or upon request from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 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, $30.00 foreign).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: (1) The Problem of the Color Line: Atlanta Landmarks and Civil Rights History: two one-week Landmarks workshops for seventy-two school teachers will examine race reform in a contested southern past. Atlanta, destroyed in the Civil War, was rebuilt on the ashes of slavery as a New South city. The project uses several Atlanta sites as touchstones for examining memorialization of the antebellum South and Civil War, the history of the “color line,” race relations, and the Civil Rights movement in twentieth-century America. (2) America's Reconstruction: The Untold Story: A three-week institute will bring thirty k-12 teachers together from across the country to learn more about the history of the Reconstruction period and how that history has been shaped by episodes emerging from the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. (3) The Canon and Beyond: Teaching the History of Modern Design: A four week summer teaching institute designed to prepare a diverse group of college faculty to meet an increasing demand to teach courses on the topic. The Institute is organized into three thematic units whose subjects address significant components of introductory courses in modern design history, from the early 19th century through the 1970s. (4) The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts: Interpretation through Production: A four week seminar for sixteen college and university faculty will explore understandings of medieval manuscripts and their role in medieval culture. Knowledge of medieval book production and the materiality of manuscripts has become all the more important as manuscript facsimiles are increasingly available online. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available