Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division of Education Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

up to $235,000

Open to


Period of performance

15 months (Level I), 24 months (Level II)

Application available (anticipated)

Next deadline (anticipated)

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Starting February 21, 2022, you will be required to sign in to with credentials. Create and link your account now.

NEH-funded institutes are professional development programs that convene K-12 educators from across the nation to deepen and enrich their understanding of significant topics in the humanities and enhance their capacity for effective teaching and scholarship.


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Live Q&A Session: Click here to participate in a live Q&A session at 12 pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 12 

Or call in (audio only) 

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Optional Draft Review: Submit a partial or full draft of your narrative as an attachment to @email by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on January 19, 2022 to receive feedback from program officers before the final deadline.


What’s New for 2022 

  • Narratives and attachments (unless otherwise specified) should be single spaced 
  • This program no longer requests reference letters for new projects  
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Complete your application package

Follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and the instructions.

Submit your application package

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