Challenge Grants Staff
Katja Zelljadt directs the Office of Challenge Grants. She came to NEH from the National Building Museum, where she served as Vice President for Education. Previously, Katja was Associate Director of the Stanford Humanities Center and Head of the Getty Research Institute’s Scholars Program. She has worked at the Harvard University Art Museums, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin. Katja received her BA from Yale University and her PhD in History from Harvard University. She has received many academic honors and distinctions, including a Fulbright Fellowship, Harvard Teaching Award, and Mellon Fellowship. Her writings have appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, the Journal of Urban History, and elsewhere.