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Grant Application Regional Workshops: Winter/Spring 2014

January 23, 2014 | By NEH Staff

NEH Grant Application Workshops are intended for anyone interested in learning about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies.  Workshops listed here are conducted by Program Officers from the Division of Research. However, those interested in other NEH programs will find that much of the advice applies.

NEH workshops are open to all scholars in the region, regardless of their institutional affiliation, and are free. Advance registration is highly recommended, and in some cases may be required. Workshops may include an overview of NEH funding opportunities, tips for writing competitive proposals, an explanation of the review process, and an opportunity for Q&A.

Some workshops offer individual meetings with a Program Officer to discuss your project. These often require separate registration with an earlier deadline, so please read the workshop information carefully! You will benefit most from your interview if you provide your project information to the organizers in advance.

The Division of Research endeavors to reach as many regions as possible, and conducts 12-15 workshops throughout the United States in a given year. Institutions interested in hosting a workshop wait an average of two years before we are able to accomodate them. Requests are prioritized based on several factors, including the length of time a request has been in the queue; the length of time since our last visit to the institution requesting the workshop; and the extent to which the region is under-represented.

Currently available information for each workshop is listed below. New dates and locations will be added as they are confirmed.

All registration and logistical questions should be referred to the host institution.

Scheduled Workshops:

Monday, February 3:  University of California, San Diego (Program Officer Mark Silver)

Organized with the assistance of the NEH Office of Congressional Affairs and Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52)

How do you register? Call 858-455-5550 or send an e-mail to Haida.Mojdehi@mail.house.gov.
For more information: see the attached flyer.
Parking: The organizers have provided the following information for workshop participants.

  • Parking in Visitor spots on campus. These are indicated with a white square with a "V." Rates are $1 for 45 minutes or $8 per day. The Hopkins Parking Structure is the closest concentrated parking site, but can be very full at this time of day, and it may be hard for visitors to find a spot.
  • Parking in Visitor spots in the Gilman Parking Structure. Rates are $2 per hour or $16 per day. There tend to be more spots available in this site. 
  • Parking remotely at the Regents Lots via Campus Point Drive and Voit. This lot generally has parking readily available.  Regular campus rates apply. There is a shuttle from that parking lot to the Price Center, which is located adjacent to the library.
  • The university link to visitor parking is here: http://blink.ucsd.edu/facilities/transportation/visitor/#Your-parking-options. This interactive map is also helpful in finding the various lots mentioned above: http://maps.ucsd.edu/mapping/viewer/default.htm

Tuesday, February 4:  California State University, San Marcos (Program Officer Mark Silver) 

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? Submit a registration form online by clicking here.
Special Instructions: Those requesting an individual meeting should submit a one page project statement by Tuesday, January 28 to lmccart@csusm.edu. Include your name, and if applicable, your title, department, and institution at the top of the page.
For more information contact: lmccart@csusm.edu.

Wednesday, February 5:  University of California, Riverside (Program Officer Mark Silver)

Organized with the assistance of the NEH Office of Congressional Affairs and Rep. Ken Calvert (CA-42)

Registration is not required
For more information: see the attached flyer.

Wednesday, February 5:  University of Alabama, Birmingham (Program Officer John Cox)

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? Submit a registration form online by clicking here.
Special Instructions: Those interested in a consultation session must contact Kimberly Schnormeier at kaschnor@uab.edu. Once a consultation is scheduled, registrants must email a brief abstract (not to exceed one page) of their proposal to Kimberly Schnormeier by January 27, 2014.
For more information contact: Beverly Foster at bswfost1@uab.edu.

Thursday, February 6:  Troy State University, Montgomery, Alabama (Program Officer John Cox)

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? Visit this website to register online.
Special Instructions: Registrants scheduling individual meetings must email a brief abstract (not to exceed one page) of their proposal to Claire Brown at cbrown@alabamahumanities.org by January 27, 2014.
For more information contact: Claire Brown at cbrown@alabamahumanities.org.

Co-Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation

Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14:  St. Olaf College/Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota (Program Officer Daniel Sack)

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? Visit this website to register online by February 7. Registration is required.
Special Instructions for the 13th: One-on-one sessions for non-Northfield-based faculty. You must register for these by e-mailing Melissa Hager at hager@stolaf.edu at St. Olaf College. The limited appointments will be first-come, first-served.
Special Instructions for the 14th: One-on-one sessions for Carleton faculty. You must register for these by e-mailing Christopher Tassava at ctassava@carleton.edu. The limited appointments will be first-come, first-served.
One-on-one sessions for St. Olaf faculty. You must register for these by e-mailing Melissa Hager at hager@stolaf.edu. The limited appointments will be first-come, first-served.
For more information contact: Melissa Hager at hager@stolaf.edu.

**POSTPONED** Friday, February 14: Siena College, Loudonville, New York (Deputy Director Russell Wyland)

Rescheduling information will be posted here as soon as it is available. Please call (518)782‐6829 for more information.

How do you register? RSVP to NEHworkshop@siena.edu or call (518)782‐6829.  Registration is required.
For more information: see the attached flyer.

Thursday, February 20:  University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Program Officer John Cox)

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? RSVP by February 14th to Kathleen Norton, Office of Sponsored Programs, at kathleen.norton@unlv.edu.
Special Instructions: Individual sessions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so early registration is highly recommended. To schedule a session, send an e-mail to Kathleen Norton at Kathleen.norton@unlv.edu.
For more information: see the attached flyer.

Friday, February 21:  Florida State University/Florida A&M University (Deputy Director Russell Wyland)

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? Visit this website to register online.
Special Instructions: If you are interested in scheduling time to meet with Dr. Wyland, please contact Beth Hodges at bhodges@fsu.edu. Meetings will be scheduled in 20 minute increments and attendees should be prepared to submit a one-paragraph abstract in advance of the meeting. Pre-registration is required.
For more information contact: Beth Hodges at bhodges@fsu.edu.

Tuesday, February 25: University of Texas, El Paso (Program Officer Mark Silver)

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? Submit a registration form online by clicking here. Information about parking and overnight accommodations will be forwarded by e-mail to registrants who are not affiliated with UTEP.
Special Instructions: To request an individual meeting, please submit a one page project statement to Associate Provost John Wiebe at jwiebe@utep.edu. Include your name, and if applicable, your title, department, and institution at the top of the page. Also, include your scheduling availability in the body of the e-mail message. Appointments are available on Tuesday, February 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, February 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Each appointment will last 20 minutes.
For more information: http://www.provost.utep.edu/index.php/component/content/article/25-slider/156-neh-grant-application-workshop

Wednesday, February 26:  Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (Deputy Director Russell Wyland and Program Officer Mary Macklem)

Details regarding this workshop are unavailable.

Thursday, February 27:  University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Program Officer Stefanie Walker)  

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? Visit this website to register online. Advance registration is required.
Special Instructions: Individuals who would like to be considered for 15-minute project-based consultations should indicate their interest during the registration process. A representative from the UNL Office of Research and Economic Development will follow up with interested participants to schedule appointments. Individuals who schedule one-on-one consultations must provide a one-page project description by Thursday, Feb. 20.
For more information contact: Sunil Narumalani, associate dean for research in the UNL College of Arts and Sciences, (402) 472-2891, or Nathan Meier, director of research strategy in the UNL Office of Research and Economic Development, (402) 472-3902.

Friday, February 28: Boston University (Program Officer Daniel Sack)

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? Visit this website to register online.
Special Instructions: If you are interested in scheduling time to meet with Dr. Sack one-on-one, please contact Kevin Gonzales at kgonzal@bu.edu. Space is limited.
For more information contact: Kevin Gonzales at kgonzal@bu.edu

Thursday, March 6: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (Program Officer Stefanie Walker)

Individual meetings available. UPDATE: All consultation slots have been filled.
How do you register? Visit this website to register online. Advance registration is required.
Special Instructions: Scholars with a reservation for a consultation must email a one-page abstract of their proposals to Dr. Walker by 5 p.m. on February 20, 2014.
For more information contact: ord-nu@northwestern.edu

Tuesday, March 25: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia (Program Officer Mary Macklem and Deputy Director Russell Wyland)

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? Contact Carrie Letourneau at cgletourneau@wm.edu or (757) 221-1050 by Friday, March 21.
Please include the following information:
· Name
· Institution
· Contact information
· Department/discipline
Special Instructions: Additional details, including information about parking on campus, will be sent to those who RSVP.
For more information, visit this website or contact Carrie Letourneau at cgletourneau@wm.edu.
 

Wednesday, April 9:  University of Montana, Missoula (Deputy Director Russell Wyland)

Individual meetings available.
How do you register? Visit this website to register online.
Special Instructions: To request an individual consultation, please email Amy Kinch at amy.kinch@umontana.edu. Please submit a one-paragraph abstract of your research before April 8, 2014.
For more information contact: amy.kinch@umontana.edu