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Challenge Grants Awards List November 2014

July 1, 2016 | By NEH Staff

2015 Offers/Awards

Museum of Northern Arizona                                                                

Flagstaff, AZ

NEH:    $122,524                      Nonfederal Matching:   $367,574                     Total Project:             $490,098

Title: Revitalizing Community Connections in the Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau Gallery

Project Description: Renovation of space in the Ethnology section of MNA’s Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau exhibition.

Imperial Valley Desert Museum Society, Inc.      

Ocotillo, CA

NEH:    $260,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $520,000                     Total Project:             $780,000

Project Title: Endowing the Imperial Valley Desert Museum: Broadening Humanities Perspectives in Archeology and in Non-museum Going Demographics

Boulder Museum of History       

Boulder Historical Society, Inc.  

Boulder, CO

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $2,140,000                 Total Project:             $2,640,000

Project Description: Support the creation of the new Museum of Boulder in a repurposed Masonic Lodge building in downtown Boulder, Colorado

Gainesville University of Florida Libraries             

Gainesville, FL

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Title: Repositioning Florida's Judaic Library: Increasing Access to Humanities Resources from Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean Communities

Project Description: Endowment for library staff, acquisitions, public and scholarly outreach activities, and digitization projects related to the Jewish experience in Florida, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Macon Mercer University, Macon           

Macon, GA

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Project Title: Mercer University Southern Studies Center - NEH Challenge Grant

Project Description: Endowment for new humanities programs in a Center for Southern Studies.

Martha's Vineyard Museum       

Martha’s Vineryard, MA

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Project Title: Martha's Vineyard Museum Education Endowment Challenge Project Description: Endowment for the position of Education Director and related humanities programs.

Detroit Institute of Arts                

Detroit, MI

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Project Title: Endowment of the Vice President of Learning and Interpretation

Project Description: Endowment for the position of Vice President of Learning and Interpretation

Thomas Cole Historic House

Catskill, NY

NEH:    $300,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $900,000                     Total Project:             $1,200,000

Title: Thomas Cole Historic Site Endowment for Programming

Project Description: Endowment for enhanced humanities exhibitions, community and school programs, and honoraria for speakers and fellows.

Studio Museum in Harlem

New York, New York

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Project Title: New Facility Project

Project Description: Architectural fees, concept design, schematic drawings, and project management, for the museum’s facility expansion.

Strong Museum

Rochester, NY

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Project Title: Gallery Renovation Project (Strategic Initiative on Learning and Human Development)

Project Description: Renovation of a large central gallery for new exhibitions that explore humanities themes in the museum’s collection of toys, dolls, and games.

Bismarck State College

Bismark, ND

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,000,000                 Total Project:             $1,500,000

Project Title: Endowment for Humanities Programs

Project Description: Endowment for faculty director course release; research fellowships; partial program assistant salary; as well as student and faculty humanities programs.

Miami University, Oxford

Oxford, OH

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Project Title: Miami University Humanities Center

Project Description: Endowment for a humanities teaching lab, a faculty research collective, a research apprenticeship program, and partial salary for a program coordinator for the humanities center.

Oregon Humanities

Portland, OR

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Project Title: Endowment support for Humanities Programs in Oregon

Project Description: Endowment for the Idea Lab Summer Institute for teachers and teens and the Conversation Project about ideas crucial to Oregon communities.

Japanese Garden Society of Oregon

Portland, OR

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Project Title: Cultural Crossing at the Portland Japanese Garden: Enlarging Americans' Understanding of Japanese Perspectives and Worldview

Project Description: Construction of a new educational facility to expand the Garden’s humanities offerings.

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Project Title: Expanding Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College

Project Description: An Endowed Professorship in Civil War Era Studies, thereby freeing funds to support a new tenure-track position in war and memory studies.

American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia, PA

NEH:    $500,000                      Nonfederal Matching:   $1,500,000                 Total Project:             $2,000,000

Project Title: Endowing a Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies

Project Description: Endowment for the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies.