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Grant programs offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities are administered by divisions and offices that work with prospective applicants, recruit and oversee peer-review panels, provide analysis of panel results to members of the National Council on the Humanities and the agency’s senior staff, conduct site visits of projects that have received NEH support, and represent NEH at regional, national, and international conferences in the humanities.

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The Division of Education

works to support and strengthen teaching of the humanities by providing continuing studies opportunities to schoolteachers and college faculty and promoting the development of coursework and curricula in the humanities.

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The Division of Preservation and Access

awards grants to help maintain cultural and historical collections, and supports efforts at libraries, archives and museums to protect, catalog, and make available manuscripts, books, art, still and moving images, audio, material objects and digital collections.

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The Division of Public Programs

supports projects that bring the humanities to large audiences through libraries and museums, television and radio, historic sites, and digital media.

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The Division of Research

makes awards to support original scholarship in all areas of the humanities, funding individuals as well as teams of researchers and institutions engaged in research, writing, editing projects, and publishing materials of historical or literary significance.

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The Office of Challenge Grants

specializes in matching grants intended to inspire and augment fundraising by humanities institutions for the sake of their long-term stability.

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The Office of Digital Humanities

promotes the use of technology to ask new questions and sponsors efforts to show how new media and technology are reshaping traditional disciplines in the humanities.

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The Office of Federal/State Partnership

collaborates with fifty-six state and jurisdictional humanities councils to support local programs, including literacy campaigns, teacher development, cultural tourism, humanities publications, performances, speakers bureaus, films and exhibitions.