Skip to main content

Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers

Division of Education Programs

Receipt Deadline February 22, 2018

The deadline for this program 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.

Brief Summary

The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week workshops for a national audience of K-12 educators that enhance and strengthen humanities teaching at the K-12 level.

The program defines a landmark as a site of historic importance within the United States and its territories that offers educators a unique and compelling opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge of the diverse histories, cultures, traditions, languages, and perspectives of the American people. Projects employ a place-based approach, teaching historic sites through critical interpretation in order to explore central themes in American history and government, as well as in literature, art, music, and related humanities subjects.

Each workshop accommodates thirty-six participants (NEH Summer Scholars) and is offered twice during the summer (for a total of seventy-two participants). Workshops may be hosted by institutions such as community colleges, universities, four-year colleges, learned societies, libraries or other repositories, centers for advanced study, cultural organizations, professional associations, and schools or school systems. Host institutions provide facilities and arrange for accommodations for participants, who receive a stipend. NEH expects host institutions to furnish facilities conducive to scholarly engagement with topics and sites.

Information about Preliminary Draft Proposals

Prospective applicants may submit a draft of their proposal for staff comments (note that submission of draft proposals is optional) no later than January 15, 2018. 

What's New for 2018

Both project planning and implementation require at least one faculty or staff member with a background or significant experience in K-12 education.

Program Statistics

In the last five competitions the Landmarks for American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers program received an average of 66 applications. The program made an average of nineteen awards per competition, for a funding ratio of 29 percent.

The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from competition to competition, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from landmarks[at]neh[dot]gov.

Questions?

Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Education Programs at 202-606-8500 or landmarks[at]neh[dot]gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact NEH via Federal Relay (TTY users) at 800-877-8399.

Guidelines Resources

Download Application Materials

Budget Resources

Program Resources

Sample Application Narratives