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  • Application-Writing WorkshopJanuary 11, 2007

    Co-sponsored by Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and Washington University in St. Louis

  • NEH MissionBecause democracy demands wisdom, the National Endowment for the Humanities serves and strengthens our Republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by providing grants for high-quality humanities projects in four funding areas: preserving and providing access to cultural resources, education, research, and public programs.

  • How NEH spends its money(Fiscal Year 2006)

  • Area Success Rates1:2 MO Historical Society (13 awards, 27 apps)1:3 Webster University (7 awards, 22 apps)1:4 WUSTL (88 awards, 367 apps)1:4 SIU-Carbondale (74 awards, 275 apps)1:5 U of MO, St. Louis (42 awards, 190 apps)1:6 SIU-Edwardsville (23 awards, 136 apps)1:6 St. Louis University (23 awards, 149 apps)

  • WUSTL ProfileBalanced approach: 244 applications from individuals and 123 from the institutionIndividuals performing at the average Summer Stipends test: 76 nominations out of 78 possible excellentChallenge Grants test: 0

  • SIU Edwardsville ProfileLow number of submissions for institutional grants (35 of 149)Faculty applying for grants are under-achieving (1 award for every 6.5 individual grants)Summer Stipends test: 45 nominations out of 78 possible lowChallenge Grant test: 0

  • How we define HumanitiesAccording to the 1965 National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, "The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life."

  • Challenge GrantsInstitution-building grants to significantly improve humanities programs, carry out long-term plans for strengthening basic resources, and enhance financial stability.

    One award at a time.

  • Steve Ross, Director (202) 606-8309challenge@neh.gov

    Challenge Grants November 1 & May 1We The People Challenge Grants February 1

  • Division of EducationGrants to support school teachers and college faculty who wish to strengthen teaching and learning through new or revised curricula and materials, collaborative study, seminars, and institutes.

  • Michael Poliakoff, Director (202) 606-8500Education@neh.gov

    Faculty Humanities Workshops September 15Teaching and Learning Resources October 2Institutional Grants for FDIs June 15Landmark Workshop March 15Summer Seminars and Institutes March 1

  • Division of PreservationGrants to preserve archival holdings; enhance access to materials; and produce reference works for scholarly research, education, and public programming.

  • Ralph Canevali, Acting Director(202) 606-8570 Preservation@neh.gov

    Assistance Grants May 15Education and Training July 3Access to Collections July 17Stabilization Grants October 2US Digital Newspaper Program November 1Research and Development July 3Reference Materials July 17

  • Division of Public ProgramsGrants for the presentation of humanities scholarship for large and diverse public audiences. Grants typically support radio and television documentaries, exhibitions and interpretation of historic sites, reading and discussion series, lectures, symposia, and related components in support of such programs.

  • Tom Phelps, Acting Director(202) 606-8270Public@neh.gov

    Museum and Library Consultation and Planning Grants September 12 Museum and Library Implementation Grants January 23Television Grants November 1Radio Grants March 20

  • Division of Research

    Grants support individuals and teams of scholars pursuing advanced research in the humanities that will contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities.

  • Jane Aikin, Acting Director

    (202) 606-8200Research@neh.govNEH Fellowships (including DHI Fellowships) May 1Faculty Research Awards May 1Summer Stipends October 1

    Collaborative Research/Scholarly Editions November 1Fellowships Programs at Independent Research Institutions September 1

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  • Collaborative ResearchContact: Michael Hall, mhall@neh.gov

  • Collaborative ResearchContact: Michael Hall, mhall@neh.gov

  • Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

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  • How do I apply?Step One: visit the NEH website (www.neh.gov) and READ THE GUIDELINES

  • Step 2: Visit Grants.govRegister!!!!-Find out your AOR-Get comfortable with the Grants.gov system.

  • Step Three: get samples and/or ask questionsStep Four: draft your application and get someone to read it. Step Five: submit your application by the deadline and waitthese things take time.

  • meanwhile, NEH peer review happensSome common misconceptions about peer-reviewThe same panelist kills my application year after yearOnly the elite schools are fundedPanelists dont understand my fieldYou have to know someone at NEH to get a grantMy application wont get funded because NEH doesnt fund new approaches or work in my fieldOnly senior scholars get fundedIts too early

  • Additional Stages of ReviewThe staff roleThe National Council on the HumanitiesThe Chairman Bruce Cole, Distinguished Professor of Art History and Comparative Literature, Indiana University

  • I didnt get funded, now what?Know what you are entitled to get: the why-not letter with verbatim commentsReceive feedback from the staff about your applicationBecome a panelist or reviewerOffer to read applications for your institutionResubmit the following year, but remember, panelists will only know its a reapplication if you tell them and bitter words about the previous year usually distract from your argument and always take up space

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