These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks.
NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes
- extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics and texts;
- contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants;
- build communities of inquiry and provide models of civility and excellent scholarship and teaching; and
- effectively link teaching and research in the humanities.
An NEH Summer Seminar or Institute may be hosted by a college, university, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, a cultural or professional organization, or a school or school system. The host site must be suitable for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction. These programs are designed for a national audience of teachers.
In the last five competitions the Summer Seminars and Institutes program received an average of 145 applications. The program made an average of forty-eight awards per competition, for a funding ratio of 33 percent.
The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from competition to competition, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Education Programs at 202-606-8471 or email@example.com . Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.