Fellowships Open Book Program

Office of Digital Humanities

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$6,600 (fixed amount)

Funding Opportunity for


Expected output

Digital Resource or Publication

Period of performance

12 months

Application available


Expected notification date

Project start date

Applicants to NEH for awards with expected issuance dates on or after October 1, 2024, should be aware of revisions to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR Part 200) effective from that date. All NEH awards issued on or after October 1, 2024, will be subject to the revised regulations. You may incorporate these changes into your applications now.

Additional information is available at https://www.neh.gov/grants/manage/2024-Revisions-to-2-CFR-200

The Fellowships Open Book Program is a limited competition designed to make outstanding humanities books digitally available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost e-book technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that can be downloaded or redistributed for no charge.


  • Increase in amount of award to $6,600
  • Inclusion of certain Division of Education grant programs
  • Clarification of the payment process for awardees

View all e-books funded through the Fellowships Open Book Program.

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Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity to ensure you understand the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.

Application Materials

Program Resources

Sample Application Materials

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Program Statistics

This grant has been awarded for
11 Cycles
NEH received an average of
11 Applications
per competition
This grant has a
97% Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
10 Awards
per competition