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Grantee Spotlight

In their own words.

Jessica May sanding in front of a painting.
We Tell An Essential American Story

Jessica May
Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Portland Museum of Art

Christopher Brick
A Vulnerable Piece of American Heritage

Christopher Brick
Editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, George Washington University

Rejoice Scherry standing in front of library shelves
Our Collection Can Be Put To Use

Rejoice Scherry
University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Delaware State University

William H. Schneider
We're helping scientists understand the origins of AIDS

William H. Schneider
Professor of History and Director of the Medical Humanities Program

Capturing the dignity of everyday people

Stephen Bonadies & Courtney Tkacz
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Vinson Grantee spotlight
Breaking down the ivory in the ivory tower

Ben Vinson III
Dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at The George Washington University

Pauketat Grantee spotlight
Changes How You Understand American History

Timothy Pauketat
Archaeologist at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Lam Grantee Spotlight
Better Connect Philosophy with the Public

Barry Lam
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Vassar College

Preserving Stories for Future Generations

Liz Venditto
Immigrant Stories Project Manager, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

A New Type of Research Assignment

Ray Palin
Librarian and History Teacher, Sunapee Middle High School

Candacy Taylor
An Important, Overlooked Piece of History

Candacy Taylor
Independent Scholar

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports scholarly and cultural activity in order to achieve a better understanding of the past, a better analysis of the present, and a better view of the future. NEH has funded over 60,000 projects since 1965 in fields such as preservation, education, research, and digital humanities. With the large number of projects funded by NEH, we have many stories to share. We’re proud to introduce Grantee Spotlight.

Grantee Spotlight is a new weekly newsletter from the National Endowment for the Humanities that gives our grantees an opportunity to tell their stories. Each week we will feature a person who will talk about how an NEH grant has made a lasting impact on themselves, their project, and their community. You can sign up for the newsletter here.