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Independent Research Institutions Receive NEH Grants

Ten awards support humanities fellowships at centers of scholarly research

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2004) -- The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced ten grants to independent research institutions for individual and collaborative scholarship in the humanities at research centers, libraries, museums, and American overseas research centers.

"America's intellectual centers help scholars conduct humanities research and gain access to primary source materials," said NEH Chairman Bruce Cole. "The scholarly work produced at these independent institutions and organizations will increase the understanding of world history and culture."

The Endowment has a long-term history of support for residential fellowship programs at major U.S. research centers located at home and abroad, as well as fellowships awarded under the auspices of U.S. organizations that facilitate international research. These grants enable the Endowment to expand the access of U.S. scholars to important research materials. For this inter-institutional partnership, the Endowment contributes money for fellowship stipends and for partial costs of publicity and selection. The institutions and organizations provide some, if not all, of the following: access to specialized research collections, administrative support, access to library services, opportunities for intellectual exchange, and, in the case of organizations supporting international research, assistance in securing visas and research permits necessary for carrying out scholarly work overseas.

The following independent research institutions received new grants from NEH:

  • American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass., received a grant of $378,000 to support three fellowships each year for three years for work in the society's extensive collection in American history, literature, and culture through 1876.
  • American Council of Learned Societies, New York, N.Y., received a grant of $130,000 and an offer of $124,000 in federal matching funds to support three fellowships in each of three years in its program of American Research in Humanities in China (ARHC).
  • American Council of Learned Societies, New York, N.Y., received a grant of $198,000 and an offer of $150,000 in federal matching funds to support four fellowships each year for three years in its program of International and Area Studies.
  • American Councils for International Education, Washington, D.C., received a grant of $86,000 to support two humanities fellowships for one year in collaboration with the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.
  • Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Princeton, N.J., received a grant of $156,000 and an offer of $111,000 in federal matching funds to support three fellowships each year for three years in Western, Muslim, and East Asian civilizations and cultures.
  • Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, Princeton, N.J., received a grant of $156,000 and an offer of $111,000 in federal matching funds to support three fellowships each year for three years in the social sciences and the humanities.
  • Library Company of Philadelphia, Pa., received a grant of $138,000 for one fellowship in the humanities each year for three years to work with collections documenting the history of American culture from the colonial period to the end of the 19th century.
  • Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Mass., received a grant of $215,000 and an offer of $20,000 in federal matching funds to support two humanities fellowships each year for three years in American history.
  • National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C., received a grant of $212,000 and an offer of $180,000 in federal matching funds to support seven fellowships each year for two years.
  • New York Public Library, New York, N.Y., received an offer of $189,000 in federal matching funds to support three fellowships each year for three years at the library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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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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