Institutes for Higher Education Faculty
THE DEADLINE FOR THIS CYCLE HAS PASSED.
Updated guidelines will be posted in advance of the next deadline. In the meantime, please use these guidelines to get a sense of what is involved in assembling an application.
Maximum award amount
Funding Opportunity for
Period of performance
Application available (anticipated)
Next deadline (anticipated)
Expected notification date
Project start date
If you receive a "Bad Request" message when you apply, it is possible that your assigned role in Grants.gov does not give you the correct permission. See Grants Management Policy and Guidance for Awards to Organizations | The National Endowment for the Humanities (neh.gov) for more information.
NEH-funded institutes are professional development programs that convene 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.
NOFO Webinar Recording: The video below provides an overview of what Institutes programs offer and how they are organized, addresses each section of the application requirements, and covers budget requirements and what to know about submitting your application.
Live Q&A Session: Click here to participate in a live Q&A session at 12 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 19 (Meeting ID: 289 209 889 523; Passcode: AcEvB5), or call in (audio only): +1 202-600-8430; Conference ID: 115 584 495#.
Thursday, January 4 (12 – 1 pm Eastern and 4 – 5 pm Eastern)
Friday, January 5 (12 – 1 pm Eastern and 4 – 5 pm Eastern)
Optional Draft Review: Submit a partial or full draft of your narrative as an attachment to @email by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 5, 2024, to receive feedback from program officers before the final deadline.
What’s New for 2024:
Previously Funded Projects (see Section C.3, Eligibility Information):
You are considered previously funded if your project director and co-directors have been previously awarded under the Institutes, Landmarks, or Seminar programs.
Previously funded projects must wait a year before reapplying.
Previously funded projects must submit all participant evaluations without modifications (such as data cleaning or analysis charts).
Considerations for previously funded projects integrated within narrative sections.
If you have previously received an Institutes award, you must limit your narrative to 12 pages.
Outputs (see Section A.1, Purpose):
All applicants must include a “Program Outputs” statement with their Work Plan. Examples are included in the NOFO document and NOFO webinar.
Applicant Eligibility (see Section C.3, Other Eligibility Information):
An individual may not serve as project director for multiple proposed projects.
Replacement Director(s): Do not include replacement director retainment stipends.
Attachments (see Section D.2, Content and Form of Application Submission):
Attachment 1: Narrative
Must begin with a one-paragraph summary of the project.
Attachment 5: Letters of commitment and support
Clarification regarding who should submit letters of commitment and support.
Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity to ensure you understand all the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this program and are prepared to write the most effective application.
Sample Application Narratives
Confirm that your SAM registration is current and verify your access to Grants.gov. If you have not already done so, you be required to create a Login.gov user account to register and log in to SAM and Grants.gov. Login.gov is a secure sign in service used by the public to sign in to participating government agencies. Create and link your account now.
Follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and the Grants.gov instructions.
You will receive a confirmation from Grants.gov when you’ve successfully submitted your application. Subsequently, you will receive up to five more notices confirming different stages in the application process. Verify that you have received all confirmations. Note that email filters may send these messages to your spam or junk folder.