Professional Development Programs

NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1300-$3450 for residential programs and $650-$1725 for virtual programs help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. Applications for all programs close on March 1, 2022.

Program Formats

Professional development programs include the following format options:

  • Residential: All participants attend for the duration of the project at the host site.
  • Virtual: All participants attend for the duration of the project using an online platform. This can include synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
  • Combined Format: All participants attend a portion of the project online and a portion of the project at the host site. Online and residential sessions occur at different times, but participants attend the same format simultaneously.

Eligibility Criteria

Questions regarding applications and program requirements should be directed to program project directors. For other inquiries, please email @email regarding Summer Institutes and @email regarding Landmarks of American History and Culture.

Covid-related programs note

Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change. All questions about specific program requirements pertaining to COVID-19 should be directed to project directors using the information provided at each program website.

69 Result(s)
Mormonism and Mexico: A Case Study in Religion and Borderlands
Location: Claremont, CA and Online
Dates: June 27-28, 2022 (virtual); July 1-8, 2022 (residential); July 18-22, 2022 (virtual)
Length: 3 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: Higher Education Faculty
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
John Steinbeck: Social Critic and Ecologist
Location: Pacific Grove, CA
Dates: July 3-22, 2022
Length: 3 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
Identity and Multilingualism through Picture Books
Location: Lewiston, ME and Online
Dates: July 4-8, 2022 (Virtual) and July 11-15, 2022 (Residential)
Length: 2 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
America's Reconstruction: The Untold Story
Location: Beaufort, SC
Dates: July 5-25, 2022
Length: 3 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
The Search for Founding Black Mothers
Location: Online
Dates: July 5-29, 2022
Length: 4 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Institute