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Last Words of Nathan Hale, 1858, by Alexander Hay Ritchie

The Martyr and the Traitor: A Q&A with Virginia D. Anderson

Patriot or loyalist—how did people choose sides during the American Revolution? In Colonial Connecticut the question of political allegiance on the eve of revolution was a complicated one. Professor Virginia D. Anderson’s latest book,...

Currier & Ives, "Whale Fishery," hand-colored lithograph, late-19th century

Beyond Moby Dick: Native American Whalemen in the 19th Century

Native Americans from the Eastern seaboard of the United States excelled as expert crewmembers on whaling ships in during the industry’s boom from the 1830s-1850s.

Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa

Uncovering Atlantic Bonds: A Q&A with Lisa A. Lindsay

“The archive can bring the researcher into another world,” says Lisa A. Lindsay, author of the recently published book Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa.

Costica Bradatan

Q&A with NEH Public Scholar Costica Bradatan

Name: Costica Bradatan 
City and State: Lubbock, TX

Aerial view of Mitrou, near Tragana, Greece

High Life in the Bronze Age

Thirty-five hundred years ago, leading residents of Mitrou in Greece displayed their wealth and power through chariots, big buildings, fancy clothes, and refined cuisine.

View of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

Slings, Arrows, and Deceit in the Western Reaches of Alaska

The Yup’ik have managed to not only survive for generations in a harsh region at the northwestern edge of the American continents, but to build a resilient and enduring way of life.

One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building by Judith Dupré

Q&A with NEH Public Scholar Judith Dupré

NEH Public Scholar Judith Dupré on her "biography" of One World Trade Center

Photograph of evangelicals Edith and Ralph Norton.

Looking for the Antichrist: A Sign of the Times in Rome

American missionaries interviewed Benito Mussolini about the end of the world.

Soldiers listen to music on their way from England to Normandy, 1944

War, Vinyl and Print: Music for the Troops during World War II

The Army Special Services initiated a large-scale effort using music to strengthen cohesion, boost patriotism, and lift morale among the troops.

Portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams

The Founding Fathers in a Digital Age

The papers of the Founding Fathers - personal letters, private diaries, even financial records - reveal the humanity beyond the statues, portraits, and memorials.

A native fisherman in the river, with mountains in the distance.

Two Americans in Paradise: Henry Adams and John La Farge on the Island of Tahiti

Four months before Gauguin arrived in 1891, two Americans sought to explore the “real” Tahiti, to experience its landscape and understand its history. One was a wealthy intellectual, the other a painter.

Posted: April 9, 2018

Summer Stipends 2018

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.

Posted: April 9, 2018

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions 2018

The Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) program makes grants in support of fellowship programs for scholars administered by one of two groups: independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; and American overseas research centers and other organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures.

Posted: April 9, 2018

Documenting Endangered Languages Fellowships 2018

The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program is an interdisciplinary partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages, made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages.

Posted: December 13, 2017

Awards for Faculty 2017

This program supports individual faculty members or staff at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences.

Posted: December 13, 2017

Advanced Social Science Research on Japan Fellowships 2017

The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. These fellowships are funded by the JUSFC. The NEH manages the selection process and administers the awards.

Posted: December 13, 2017

NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication 2017

Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing research projects that require digital expression and digital publication.

Posted: December 13, 2017

Fellowships 2017

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Posted: January 24, 2018

Grant Workshops Winter 2018

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.

Posted: February 21, 2017

Regional Workshops, Winter/Spring 2017

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.

Posted: February 3, 2016

Webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities for HBCUs

Free webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) at the NEH.

Posted: January 6, 2016

Webinar on Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) at the NSF

A free and accessible webinar is scheduled for January 19, 2016 for the Documenting Endangered Languages Program, which is a joint U.S. funding initiative led by the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Posted: January 5, 2016

Regional Workshops, Winter/Spring 2016

NEH Grant Application Workshops are intended for anyone interested in learning about NEH funding opportunities and application strategies. 

Posted: January 15, 2015

Regional Workshops: Winter/Spring 2015

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.

Posted: December 19, 2014

NEH at the AHA 2015 conference

NEH offerings at the 2015 AHA conference.

Thank you for your interest in NEH support for humanities research conducted by individual scholars at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. 

Mark Silver, Senior Program Officer in the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)'s Division of Research, introduces NEH's new Public Scholar grant program.

Posted: November 6, 2013

Verdi Uncensored

portrait of Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi faced censorship from a number of authorities during his long career. He was forced to change many of his libretti because of the politics of the day.

Montpelier video thumb

A four-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities is supporting the archaeological excavation of slave quarters at James Madison's Montpelier.