National Endowment for the Humanties (NEH) Summer Stipend Program

About NEH Summer Stipends:

  • An outright award of $6,000 to an individual scholar for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.
  • Full-time faculty, part-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff are all eligible to apply; however, full-time faculty must be nominated by the University.
  • The University can nominate only two full-time faculty per application cycle.
  • Individuals with major fellowships or grants (more than $15,000) in the past three years are ineligible.
  • Special projects (e.g. translations) may require samples.

Program Guidelines and Resources:

2013 Summer Stipend Program Guidelines

Program Summary and Links to Resources - This site includes FAQs, a list of recent awards and sample successful summer stipend proposals.

Deadlines:

UNI Internal – Sept. 9, 2013    

NEH Program – Sept. 26, 2013
 

UNI Nomination Process:

Full-time faculty who plan to submit applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipend Program must participate in an internal competition for the two University nominations available.

The deadline to compete for the internal nomination is 5 PM Sept. 9, 2013.  

E-mail or send applications to RSP Pre-Award Administrator Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or mail code “0394”.

Applications should be consistent with NEH guidelines and must include:

  1. three-page narrative
  2. one-page bibliography
  3. two-page resume
  4. any samples, if required

Applications will be reviewed by a Humanities Review Committee composed of faculty members from colleges that include humanities-related fields.  

The Committee will first examine which applications best address the areas requested in the NEH Program Announcement for the project narrative and then select nominees based on the five review criteria specified in the program announcement.  For further details, please visit NEH Summer Stipend Guidelines. See page 17 for the review criteria.

Nomination will be announced Sept. 17, 2013.  The Committee’s comments on all proposals will be shared and may be used by nominees in final revisions before the NEH electronic due date of Sept. 26, 2013.  Individuals are responsible for the final submission to NEH through the Grants.gov system, but RSP staff is available to assist. Note, RSP recommends beginning the electronic submission process a day or so prior to the actual due date.

More Information or Assistance:

Contact Hillery Oberle or 273-3961 for more program information or for assistance with proposal preparation.