Dear Humanities Faculty,
The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that the deadline for the 2012 Summer Stipend Award is September 27, 2012. To be eligible for this award, Faculty must be nominated by the College. To be selected as a nominee, prospective faculty applicants must submit preliminary applications to Curtis Harris, Manager of Faculty Sponsored Research, Institutional Support no later than 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Each institution may nominate two prospective applicants.
Summer Stipends provide individuals with an opportunity to pursue research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities. Any faculty member with a humanities project may apply for nomination for a summer stipend. The field of the project determines the eligibility for nomination to and application for NEH Summer Stipends, not the field of the applicant.
Projects should be completed during the tenure of an award or represent part of a long- term endeavor. Awards are for $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Summer Stipends recipients may hold other research grants during their awards, but they must work full-time on their projects during the two months of their tenure. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.
A preliminary application must include (1)a brief description [1000 characters, or approximately 250 words]; (2)a draft of your project narrative, which should not exceed three single-spaced pages; and (3)a bibliography, not to exceed one single-space page. Before submitting your preliminary application to the Office of Institutional Support, please review the award guidelines (http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends) for eligibility criteria and advice on preparing your materials.
On September 24, Institutional Support will announce the faculty nominated to apply for the NEH Summer Stipend Award. Nominated faculty should submit their final application electronically by the award deadline, September 27, 2012, via Grants.gov.