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Next Generation Humanities PhD Grants

NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD grants seek to address the disparities between graduate student expectations for a career in academia and eventual career outcomes and to promote greater integration of the humanities in the public sphere. These grants will allow colleges and universities to plan for major changes to PhD programs and then implement programmatic initiatives that will transform understanding of what it means to be a humanities scholar.

Posted: June 30, 2016
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Harlem Globetrotter, Business Executive, and .... Humanities Philanthropist

It’s unlikely Mannie Jackson dreamed, while attending racially-segregated schools in 1950s downstate Illinois, that one day he would be involved in an educational endowment designed to encourage humanities exploration.

Posted: December 7, 2012
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From Chopin to Public Enemy

NEH challenge grant enables the publication of an award-winning book on music and technology.

Posted: May 17, 2012
Post-renovation Byrne-Reed House
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Hidden Treasure

When looking for a new home to replace its cramped office condo in a suburban strip mall far from downtown Austin, Humanities Texas director, Michael Gillette, liked the location of the Texas Oil Company building, just blocks from the state capitoI.   But while it had abundant space, access to parking, and a fair price, it was ugly: its cheap stucco façade was only surpassed by a bland interior.

Posted: May 16, 2012
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Moving Off the "Moose Highway"

How a new home brought greater visibility to the Vermont Humanities Council--and a safer drive to the council's friends and staff.

Posted: January 18, 2012
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Preserving an Island's History

North Haven is a small island community off the coast of Maine, with a history dating back to 1762 when the first permanent settler arrived. Thanks to a $60,000 NEH challenge grant, matched by $180,000 in nonfederal donations, North Haven was able to build an archives building to safeguard the community’s historical documents.

Posted: July 1, 2011