NEH Announces Ten New Fellowships Open Book Awards 

November 24, 2020

The NEH Office of Digital Humanities and the Division of Research Programs are pleased to announce ten awards through the second round of the Fellowships Open Book Program, a special initiative for scholarly presses to make recent monographs freely available online.

The books that will be made available through this award range from studies of Russian libel to Song dynasty paintings and the birth of the Reformation, and were all written with previous support from one of several NEH fellowship programs.

During a time when so many of us are doing research remotely, the value of digital editions like these that can be freely accessed from anywhere in the world is more apparent than ever.

All awardees will receive $5,500 per book to support digitization, marketing, and a stipend for the author.

The second round of the Fellowships Open Book Program had a 100% success rate. The next deadline is December 15, 2020. (Deadlines for 2021 will be announced shortly.) To learn more or to apply, see the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Round Two Awardees

Cornell University Press

Amy McNair, Xuanhe Catalogue of Paintings (2019). [Original research funded by award FA-52418-06]

Dennis J. Frost, More than Medals: A History of the Paralympics and Disability Sports in Postwar Japan (forthcoming). [Original research funded by award FO-232442-16]

Tobias Boes, Thomas Mann’s War: Literature, Politics, and the World Republic of Letters (2019). [Original research funded by award FA-57586-14]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press

Mary Alice Haddad, Effective Advocacy: Lessons from East Asia’s Environmentalists (forthcoming). [Original research funded by award FO-50251-15]

University of Illinois Press

Cara A. Finnegan, Photographic Presidents: Taking History from Daguerreotype to Digital (forthcoming). [Original research funded by FA-232263-16]

Oxford University Press

Frank Biess, Fear and Democracy in West Germany During the Cold War (2020). [Original research funded by award FA-253004-17]

Eugene M. Avrutin, The Velizh Affair: Blood Libel in a Russian Town (2017). [Original research funded by award FA-231945-16]

Craig Harline, A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation (2017). [Original research funded by award FZ-231800-15] 

University of Washington Press 

David Biggs, Footprints of War: Militarized Landscapes in Vietnam (2018). [Original research funded by award FA-57319-135] 

University of Wisconsin Press 

Adele Lindenmeyr, Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Fate of Revolutionary Russia (2019). [Original research funded by award FB-3760-08]