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Regional Workshops: Winter/Spring 2015

January 15, 2015 | By NEH Staff

NEH Grant Application Workshops are intended for anyone interested in learning about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies.  Workshops listed here are conducted by Program Officers from the Division of Research. However, those interested in other NEH programs will find that much of the advice applies.

NEH workshops are open to all scholars in the region, regardless of their institutional affiliation, and are free. Advance registration is highly recommended, and in some cases may be required. Workshops may include an overview of NEH funding opportunities, tips for writing competitive proposals, an explanation of the review process, and an opportunity for Q&A.

Some workshops offer individual meetings with a Program Officer to discuss your project. These often require separate registration with an earlier deadline, so please read the workshop information carefully! You will benefit most from your interview if you provide your project information to the organizers in advance.

The Division of Research endeavors to reach as many regions as possible, and conducts 12-15 workshops throughout the United States in a given year. Institutions interested in hosting a workshop wait an average of two years before we are able to accommodate them. Requests are prioritized based on several factors, including the length of time a request has been in the queue; the length of time since our last visit to the institution requesting the workshop; and the extent to which the region is under-represented.

Currently available information for each workshop is listed below. New dates and locations will be added as they are confirmed.

All registration and logistical questions should be referred to the host institution.

Scheduled Workshops:

Friday, February 13: Dakota Regional Workshop. North Dakota State University/Concordia College (Deputy Director Russell Wyland)

Individual meetings will be held on the afternoon of February 13.
More information is available here: https://sites.google.com/a/ndsu.edu/neh-workshop/home
How do you register? Submit a registration for online at this website: https://sites.google.com/a/ndsu.edu/neh-workshop/registration. Registration ends on Wednesday, February 4.
Special Instructions: The morning workshop is also available at remote sites via interactive video; however, the luncheon and afternoon activities are only available on site at the NDSU Alumni Center. When maximum capacity for the workshop is reached, additional registrants for the Fargo location will be directed to an Interactive Video Network room on the NDSU campus for the workshop, but will still be able to join the luncheon and networking at the NDSU Alumni Center following the morning session.

Wednesday, February 18: South Texas Regional Workshop. University of Houston, Texas (Senior Program Officer Mark Silver)

Individual meetings are available on February 18 and 19.
A schedule for the day is available here: http://www.uh.edu/class/neh/schedule/
How do you register? Submit a registration form online at this website: http://www.uh.edu/class/neh/  You may also register for individual meetings there.
Special Instructions:  To request a personal appointment with the representative from the NEH, you are required to submit a one page pre-proposal document.  The purpose of this pre-proposal is to describe your project so that you can get feedback about how to write a more effective application.  The proposal should emphasize the intellectual significance of the project, and if possible you should tailor the proposal to a specific NEH grant program.

For more information, call 713-743-3812, or e-mail scraig@uh.edu

Friday, February 20: The New School, New York (Senior Program Officer John Cox)

Jointly sponsored by the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand, The New York Council for the Humanities, and The New School.
A limited number of individual meetings are available the afternoon of the 20th.
An overview of the day is available here:
http://events.newschool.edu/event/neh_grants_writing_workshop#.VMp7ki7cCap
An informational flier is available to download as a pdf at the bottom of this page.
How do you register? Submit a registration form online at this website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-endowment-for-the-humanities-grants-workshop-at-the-new-school-registration-15382160456.
Special Instructions: Private consultations will be available in the form of 20-minute appointments on a first-come, first-served basis from 2:30-5:00 p.m. If you are interested in a private consultation, please contact Marcine Miller at millermk@newschool.edu to request an appointment by February 9, 2015. Faculty are encouraged to submit a 1-page overview of their proposal for feedback.

Friday, February 20: MidAtlantic Regional Workshop. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Senior Program Officer Jason Boffetti)

A limited number of individual meetings will be available on Friday afternoon.
More information is available at this website: 
http://research.umbc.edu/seminars-and-workshops/?id=29673.
How do you register? Submit a registration form online at this website: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10Ybl7j1ychgwmLNZUvDW-JxLrPiGAkOYmH4jCH6QivE/viewform?c=0&w=1 Registration deadline is February 10.
Special Instructions: Workshop participants may register for a 15-minute meeting to discuss their current projects with Dr. Jason Boffetti, Senior Program Officer, NEH Division of Research Programs. Appointments will be slotted on a first-come, first-serve basis (total of 10 appointment slots). Please indicate which block you prefer. Requests will be honored as possible. The deadline to register for a private consultation is February 10, 2015 (you must also be registered for the workshop). You will receive an email with your appointment time. NEH encourages participants to provide a one-page project abstract to the program officer in advance of the consultation. Information will be given when you receive your appointment.

Parking and location information will be sent prior to the workshop.
For more information, e-mail Rachel Brubaker, Assistant Director, Dresher Center for the Humanities.

Wednesday, February 25: Ohio Regional Workshop. Case Western Reserve University (Senior Program Officer Stefanie Walker)

A limited number of individual meetings are available on February 24 and 25.
An informational website is available here: http://humanities.case.edu/events/stefanie-walker/ 
How do you register? Submit a registration form at the above website. Registration is recommended.
Special Instructions: Individual meetings must be reserved in advance. For information on setting up an individual appointment with Dr. Walker, please contact Maggie Kaminski at 216-368-2242 or via email at maggie.kaminski@case.edu.

Wednesday, March 2: Kentucky Regional Workshop. University of Kentucky (Senior Program Officer Dan Sack)

A limited number of individual meetings are available on March 2 and 3.
How do you register? Submit a registration form at
https://www.as.uky.edu/national-endowment-humanities
Special Instructions: Individuals and small groups wishing to meet with Daniel Sacks must submit a one-page project summary to Kara.Cecil@uky.edu by by February 16. Meetings will be limited and scheduled on a first come first served basis.

Tuesday, March 10: Idaho Regional Workshop. Boise State University, Idaho (Senior Program Officer John Cox)

Presented in partnership with the Idaho Humanities Council
Individual meetings are available the afternoon of March 10.
An overview of the day is available here: http://research.boisestate.edu/neh/
How do you register? Submit a registration form online at this website: https://secureforms.boisestate.edu/research/neh-workshop-registration/
Special Instructions:  Private consultations will be available in the form of 20-minute appointments on a first-come, first-served basis from 2-5 p.m. To reserve a slot, please send an email by Feb. 15, 2015, to Kimberly Long at kimberlylong@boisestate.edu and if possible, include a one-page abstract or draft of your NEH proposal.

Thursday, March 19: New York Regional Workshop. The City College of New York (Senior Program Officer Mary Macklem)

Individual meetings are available the afternoon of March 18.
An overview of the day is available here: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/humanities/nehworkshop.cfm
How do you register? Submit a registration form online at the above website. Space is limited, so please register by March 5. Additional details, directions, and information about public transportation will be provided to registered participants in the week before the workshop.
Special Instructions: Faculty should plan to submit a 1-page overview of their proposal by March 1. If you are interested in a private consultation, please contact Professor Emily Greble at egreble@ccny.cuny.edu to request an appointment. . Individual meetings will be scheduled as they are requested.

Thursday, March 19: Missouri Regional Workshop. University of Missouri (Senior Program Officer Claudia Kinkela)

Individual meetings are available the afternoon of March 19.
An informational flier is available to download as a pdf at the bottom of this page.
An overview of the day is available here: http://coas.missouri.edu/events/neh.shtml
How do you register? Submit a registration form at the above website or contact Amanda Schlink at schlinka@missouri.edu or 573-884-4482 by Thursday, March 12.
Special Instructions: Individual meetings are available on a first-come first-served basis. To request a meeting to review your application materials, please contact
Amanda Schlink at schlinka@missouri.edu or 573-884-4482.

Thursday, March 19: Mississippi Regional Workshop. University of Mississippi (Senior Program Officer John Cox)

Individual meetings are available on the 19th and 20th. For off-campus visitors, most of these meetings will be scheduled for the morning of the workshop, Thursday March 19. For UM/Oxford faculty/researchers, most meetings will be scheduled for the morning of Friday, March 20. For those who request these meetings, University staff will follow up with you to schedule a meeting time, and will provide you an opportunity to prepare and submit a one-page abstract of your proposal idea for Dr. Cox to review in advance.
An overview of the day is available here: https://www.research.olemiss.edu/NEHWorkshopFeb15
How do you register? In order to assure adequate space, time, and refreshments, advance registration is requested by Monday, March 9.
University of Mississippi Employees and Graduate Students Registration Instructions
UM (Oxford campus) faculty and humanities graduate students may register with one-click by choosing "Sign Up" next to the "Writing Better NEH Proposals" listing at www.research.olemiss.edu/upcoming-presentations (WebID authorization required). To also request a one-on-one meeting with the NEH program officer, UM faculty should also "Sign Up" next to the "15 Minute One-On-One Meeting with NEH Program Officers" listing.
Off Campus Visitor Registration Instructions
Off campus visitors should register by completing the following survey: http://uofmississippi.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0wED1zJSCDBp4gJ.
Special Instructions: 
OVERNIGHT ACCOMODATIONS: For those visiting overnight, the Hampton Inn Oxford/Conference Center has a block of rooms set aside for this event under the group name "NEH Regional Grant Writing Workshop" ($119/night + tax).  Individual attendees are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. To see more options about where to stay, where to eat, and what to do while you are in Oxford, please visit www.visitoxfordms.com.
PARKING: Off campus visitors should pickup parking permits at the registration desk upon arrival.

For additional information, contact Christy White at ccwhite@olemiss.edu or 662-915-1710. UM humanities faculty members with NEH funding or peer review experience who are willing be considered as candidate mock panelists are also asked to contact Christy.

Friday, April 10: New England Regional Workshop. Salisbury University, MD (Senior Program Officer Dan Sack)

Thursday, April 16: Pennsylvania Regional Workshop. Villanova University (Senior Program Officer Ann Meyer)