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Immigration, Migration, and the Transformation of the African-American Community in the 20th and 21st Centuries

Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers

Postmark Deadline: March 2, 2015

Dates: July 13-31 (3 weeks)
Director(s): Deirdre Hollman, Sylviane Diouf
Visiting Faculty: Kobina Aidoo, Davarian Baldwin, Raquel Cepeda, Kaysha Corinealdi, Maryemma Graham, Farrah Jasmine Griffin, Carole Marks, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Brenda Gayle Plummer, Holly Reed, Josef Sorett, Salamisha Tillett, Irma Watkins
Grantee Institutions: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
Location: New York, NY
Information: Deirdre Hollman
(212) 491-2234

About NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers

Each year the NEH’s Division of Education Programs offers teachers opportunities to study a variety of humanities topics in NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes. An NEH Summer Seminar for school teachers enables sixteen participants to explore a topic or set of readings with an expert scholar. The core material of the seminar need not relate directly to the school curriculum; the principal goal of the seminar is to engage teachers in the scholarly enterprise and to expand and deepen their understanding of the humanities through reading, discussion, writing, and reflection.

Amount of Award

NEH Summer Scholars are awarded fixed stipends to help cover travel costs, books and other research expenses, and living expenses. Stipend amounts are based on the length of the NEH Summer Seminar or Institute: $2,100 (2 weeks), $2,700 (3 weeks), $3,300 (4 weeks), $3,900 (5 weeks), or $4,500 (6 weeks).


Full-time teachers in American K-12 schools, whether public, charter, independent, or religiously affiliated, as well as home-schooling parents, are eligible to apply to NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes. Americans teaching abroad are also eligible if a majority of the students they teach are American citizens. Librarians and school administrators may also be eligible.

You may request information about as many projects as you like, but you may apply to no more than two NEH Summer Programs (seminars, institutes, or Landmarks workshops) and you may attend only one. Eligibility criteria differ significantly between NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes and NEH Landmarks Workshops.

Please note: Up to two seminar spaces and three institute spaces are available for current graduate students, who intend to pursue careers in K-12 teaching.

How to Apply

For more information and application instructions, please visit the program website listed above.