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U.S. Humanities Endowment Announces $30.9 Million in New Grants

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2002--The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced the awarding of 345 grants nationwide totaling $30.9 million. The grants are in all four of NEH's program areas--preservation and access, research, education and public programs.

"The humanities are the ideas that shape our nation and help us define our roles as citizens in a democracy," said NEH Chairman Bruce Cole. "It is my pleasure to announce the latest round of NEH grants for projects we hope will deepen our understanding of the world in which we live."

Programs, number of projects, and dollar amounts this round are:

Preservation and Access (66) $18,015,000

  • Preservation/Access Projects (58) $15,182,000
  • National Heritage Preservation Program (8) $2,833,000

Research programs (177) $8,400,000

  • collaborative research (editions, archaeology, conferences, etc.) (48) $5,570,000
  • fellowships at centers for advanced study (13) $2,250,000
  • summer stipends (116) $580,000

Education programs (46) $3,834,000

(to individual K-12 teachers for development and distribution of teaching materials) $42,000

  • K-12/higher education curriculum development projects (14) $2,802,000
  • Schools for a New Millennium grants (9)
    (K-12 curriculum enrichment through collaboration with local cultural and
    educational institutions) $890,000
  • Humanities Teacher Leadership grants (21)
  • After-school humanities programs (2) $100,000

Public programs (56) $686,000

  • museum programs and historical organizations (12) $475,000
  • documentary film projects (3) $90,000
  • special projects (1) $41,000
  • library projects (39) $39,000
  • website development (1) $41,000

A state-by-state listing of grants is available as an Adobe PDF file in the above box. NEH grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Throughout the year, humanities experts outside of the Endowment read all applications and advise NEH on the quality and significance of each proposed project.

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About the National Endowment for the Humanities

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.

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