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Updated Guidelines for Collaborative Research Grants and Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants 2015

October 15, 2015 | By NEH Staff

In early October 2015, we posted our updated guidelines for Collaborative Research Grants and Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants in advance of our December 9, 2015 deadline. Here are some of the changes that appear in the new guidelines:

  • Applications must include a bibliography in the appendix.
  • A previously successful applicant must provide information about productivity in table format, comparing the work plan that was approved in the most recent NEH grant with the actual accomplishments during this grant.
  • The program is no longer accepting supplemental audio and visual materials.
  • The first evaluation criterion was revised. It now acknowledges that projects may simultaneously be significant to both public and scholarly audiences. (Projects may still, however, be significant only to a scholarly audience.) It also emphasizes that evaluators should assess the proposed interpretive results of a project.
  • The fifth evaluation criterion was revised. It now emphasizes that evaluators should assess whether projects receiving past NEH support succeeded in meeting their stated goals.

Please also note that individual scholars pursuing research without collaboration are served by the NEH Fellowships and Summer Stipends program, and projects that involve the digitization of scholarly resources without a substantial interpretive element are best suited for the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program (offered by the Division of Preservation and Access).

If you have any questions about these grant opportunities, including whether your project would be eligible and which grant program is right for your project, you may contact program staff at either collaborative@neh.gov or editions@neh.gov .