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Humanities Initiatives at Tribal Colleges and Universities

Division of Education Programs

Receipt Deadline June 25, 2015 for Projects Beginning January 2016

Updated guidelines will be posted at least two months in advance of the deadline listed above.

In the meantime, please use the guidelines for the previous deadline, to get a sense of what is involved in assembling an application.

Brief Summary

NEH Humanities Initiatives are intended to strengthen and enrich humanities education and scholarship at Tribal Colleges and Universities. These grants may be used to enhance the humanities content of existing programs, develop new programs, or lay the foundation for more extensive endeavors in the future.

Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes.

Program Statistics

In the last five competitions the Humanities Initiatives at Tribal Colleges and Universities program received an average of eight applications per year. The program made an average of two awards per year, for a funding ratio of 25 percent.

The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from year to year, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from


Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Education Programs at 202-606-8471 and Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1‑866‑372‑2930.