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Slavery in the American Republic: From Constitution to Civil War

Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers

Postmark Deadline: March 2, 2015

Dates: July 5-18 (2 weeks)
Director(s): Paul Benson
Visiting Faculty: Beth Taylor, William J. Cooper, Peter Kolchin, James Oates, Greg Grandin, Michael F. Holt, Peter Onuf, Leni Sorensen, Mary V. Thompson
Grantee Institutions: Community College Humanities Association
Location: Washington, DC, and Charlottesville, VA
Information: David A. Berry
(973) 877-3204

About NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers

Each year the NEH’s Division of Education Programs offers teachers opportunities to study a variety of humanities topics in Summer Seminars and Institutes. Each NEH Summer Seminar includes sixteen participants working in collaboration with one or two leading scholars. Participants have access to a major research collection, with time reserved to pursue individual projects.

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).


NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes are designed primarily for teachers of American undergraduate students. Qualified independent scholars and those employed by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other organizations may be eligible to compete provided they can effectively advance the teaching and research goals of the project.

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.

Please note:

Adjunct faculty, community college faculty and first-time participants are encouraged to apply.

Up to two seminar spaces and three institute spaces are reserved for current full-time graduate students in the humanities.

How to Apply

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