This program supports individual faculty or staff members at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Awards are designed to be flexible, allowing applicants to define the audience, type of research, award periods, and administrative arrangements that best fit their projects.
Awards can be used for a wide range of projects that are based on humanities research. Eligible projects include pursuing research in primary and secondary materials; producing articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources; and conducting basic research leading to the improvement of an existing undergraduate course or the achievement of institutional or community research goals.
Common to all applications—regardless of their outcome—must be humanities research supporting the goals of the project.
What’s New for 2013
Staff members as well as faculty members (including retired staff members and faculty members) who are affiliated with Historically Black Colleges and Universities are now eligible to apply.
In the last three competitions the three Awards for Faculty programs received an average of 135 applications per year. The programs made an average of eight awards per year, for a funding ratio of 6 percent.
Contact NEH’s Division of Research Programs at 202-606-8200 or FacultyAwards@neh.gov . Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.