Division of Education Professional Development Programs

The NEH Division of Education supports professional development programs for K-12 educators, higher education faculty, and humanities professionals to study a variety of humanities topics. 

  • Institutes are one to four-week professional development programs that convene K-12 educators or higher education faculty from across the nation to deepen their understanding of significant topics in the humanities and enrich their capacity for effective scholarship and teaching. 

  • Landmarks of American History and Culture programs are one-week workshops held across the nation that enhance how K-12 educators, higher education faculty, and humanities professionals incorporate place-based approaches to humanities teaching and scholarship. The video below provides an overview of the Landmarks workshops being offered in summer 2024.

Resources for Applicants and Participants

Application and Notification Dates for 2024

  • December 15, 2023: Applications open for all 2024 programs  
  • March 5, 2024: Applications close for all 2024 programs at 11:59 pm Pacific Time 
  • April 5, 2024: All applicants are notified of their status
  • April 19, 2024: Deadline for applicants to accept or decline their offer

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

41 Result(s)
Grand Coulee Dam: The Intersection of Modernity and Indigenous Cultures
Location: Spokane, WA
Dates: June 5, 2024 (virtual), July 7-12, 2024 (residential); June 19, 2024 (virtual), July 14-19, 2024 (residential); October 15, 2024 (virtual)
Length: 1 week
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Landmarks
Freedom Summer: 60 Years Later
Location: Jackson, MS
Dates: June 6, 2024 (virtual), July 8-12, 2024 (residential); June 20, 2024 (virtual), July 22-26, 2024 (residential)
Length: 1 week
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Landmarks
Unpacking the History of Higher Education in the United States
Location: Fairfax, VA and Online
Dates: June 10-14, 2024 (residential); June 17-21, 2024 (virtual); June 24-28, 2024 (virtual); July 8-12, 2024 (virtual)
Length: 4 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: Higher Education Faculty
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling
Location: Decatur, GA
Dates: June 16-28, 2024
Length: 2 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
New York as Port City
Location: New York, NY
Dates: June 17-21, 2024; July 8-12, 2024
Length: 1 week
Professional Development Program Audience: Higher Education Faculty
Professional Development Program Type: Landmarks
Moby-Dick and the World of Whaling in the Digital Age
Location: New Bedford, MA and Online
Dates: June 23-28, 2024 (virtual); July 7-19, 2024 (residential)
Length: 3 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
Summer Institute in Moral Psychology
Location: Ithaca, NY
Dates: June 24-July 19, 2024
Length: 4 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: Higher Education Faculty
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad
Location: Hamilton, NY
Dates: July 7-26, 2024
Length: 3 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States
Location: New York, NY and Online
Dates: July 8-12, 2024 (virtual); July 15-19, 2024 (residential)
Length: 2 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
Japanese American Post-War Resettlement in Chicago, 1943-1950
Location: Chicago, IL and Online
Dates: July 8-19, 2024 (virtual); July 21-28, 2024 (residential); July 29-August 9, 2024 (virtual)
Length: 3 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
The Space Age on the Space Coast
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Dates: July 8-12, 2024; July 15-19, 2024
Length: 1 week
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Landmarks
Using Comics to Teach Social Justice
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: July 14-29, 2024
Length: 2 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
Exploring the First Amendment
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dates: July 14-19, 2024; July 21-26, 2024
Length: 1 week
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Landmarks