Institutes for K-12 Educators

Division of Education Programs

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Period of performance

15 months

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

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  • Funding Levels: Level II funding has been eliminated from the Institutes program. All projects will have a 15-month period of performance, and no white paper will be required.
  • Previously funded projects:
    • must wait a year before reapplying
    • must submit all participant evaluations without modifications (such as data cleaning or analysis charts)
    • will be subject to existing project development review criteria
  • Reserved Participant Spaces: Institutes for K-12 Educators must reserve 20% of available spaces for early career educators.
  • Participant Eligibility:
    Clarification regarding eligibility:

    • U.S. citizens teaching abroad at U.S. chartered institutions, and faculty, librarians, and other personnel of schools operated by the Federal government are eligible to participate.

    Clarifications regarding ineligibility:

    • Individuals with an affiliation with the applicant institution (e.g., employees, currently enrolled students, etc.)

    • Individuals who are delinquent in the repayment of federal debt (e.g., taxes, student loans, child support payments, and delinquent payroll taxes for household or other employees)

    • Individuals who have been debarred or suspended by any Federal department or agency.
  • Replacement Director(s): Replacement director(s) must be a co-director or project team member as appropriate, who is already familiar with the project.
  • Attachments:
    • Narrative length has been shortened to 10 pages.
    • Resumes for key personnel have been shortened to 2 pages per project team member.
    • Calendar of NEH-required dates included to assist with work plan design.
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