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 3, 2023.

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 Institutes and @email regarding Landmarks of American History and Culture.

Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Dates: June 1-29, 2023
Length: 4 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: Higher Education Faculty
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
Racialized Spaces on Route 66
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Dates: First Session: June 3, 2023 (virtual), June 10-14, 2023 (residential), August 19, 2023; (virtual); Second Session: June 10, 2023 (virtual); July 17-21, 2023 (residential); August 26, 2023 (virtual)
Length: 1 week
Professional Development Program Audience: K-12 Educators
Professional Development Program Type: Landmarks
Women in Buddhism: Religion, Politics, and the Arts
Location: Honolulu, HI
Dates: June 5-30, 2023 (residential); October 20-21, 2023 (virtual); February 10-11, 2024 (virtual)
Length: 4 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: Higher Education Faculty
Professional Development Program Type: Institute
Disease, Pandemics, and Public Health in the United States
Location: Columbus, OH and Online
Dates: June 9, June 16, 2023 (virtual); June 21-30, 2023 (residential); October 27, 2023 (virtual)
Length: 3 weeks
Professional Development Program Audience: Higher Education Faculty
Professional Development Program Type: Institute