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Collaborative Research Grants

Division of Research Programs

Receipt Deadline December 9, 2014 for Projects Beginning October 2015

Brief Summary

Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences.

Eligible projects include

  • research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities;
  • conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research;
  • archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and
  • research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.

Program Statistics

In the last five competitions the Collaborative Research program received an average of 128 applications per year. The program made an average of 13 awards per year, for a funding ratio of 10 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 collaborative@neh.gov.

Questions?

Contact NEH’s Division of Research Programs at 202-606-8200 and collaborative@neh.gov. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.