Awards for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Division of Research Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$5,000 per month

Funding Opportunity for

Individuals

Expected output

Article; Research leading to improvement of existing undergraduate course; Research related to goals and interests of the institution or community; Book; Digital Resource or Publication; Edition; Other Scholarly Resource; Translation

Period of performance

Two to twelve months, full-time equivalent

Application available

Optional draft due

Deadline

Expected notification date

Project start date

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The Awards for Faculty program strengthens the humanities at Hispanic-Serving Institutions by encouraging and expanding humanities research opportunities for individual faculty and staff members. Awards support individuals pursuing scholarly research that is of value to humanities scholars, students, and/or general audiences.

The program welcomes proposals in all areas of the humanities, regardless of geographic or chronological focus. This program offers applicants flexibility in project outcomes and award periods. Projects must be based on humanities research. Eligible projects include:

  • research in primary and secondary materials leading to the development of books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, critical editions, or other scholarly resources
  • research related to institutional or community goals or interests, such as projects that draw on archival collections, collection and interpretation of oral histories, or the development of materials in support of culture or language preservation and revitalization
  • research leading to the improvement of a single existing undergraduate course, including the development of humanities resources (for example, oral histories, identification and preparation of previously unavailable archival sources, or newly compiled historical or literary collections)
  • research leading to digital or web-based products intended to supplement a course revision or publication project

Watch a webinar about the program and NOFO:

Register to join NEH Staff for live Q&A sessions about the program. Submit questions in advance or bring them to the session:

Live Q&A session, January 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
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Live Q&A session, February 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
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Note about Humanities Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence

This grant program is one of ten NEH programs that are part of NEH’s Humanities Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence initiative, which is encouraging research on the ethical, legal, and societal implications of AI. To learn more about the initiative, please see our page about the AI initiative.

Review your application package

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

Application Materials

Awards for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions Notice of Funding Opportunity 2023-2024 (PDF)

Awards for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions Grants.gov application package

Program Resources

Awards for Faculty Frequently Asked Questions, 2023-2024 (PDF)

Awards for Faculty Sample Projects (PDF)

List of recent Awards for Faculty

Sample Application Narratives

The narrative samples below are not intended to serve as models, but to give you a sense of how a successful application might be crafted. Note that the format has changed since these applications were submitted. Follow the guidelines in the currently posted Notice of Funding Opportunity to insure that your application is complete and eligible.

Scholarly Resources Projects and Community or Institutional Goals or Interests Projects

Sample Application:  A Study of Diné (Navajo) Traditional Sheep Butchering

Sample Application: The End of Exceptionalism: African Americans Theorizing Race and Imperialism in South Africa and Beyond

Sample Application: The History of Spanish Caribbean Music in New York City and the Shaping of an International Sound, 1940-1990

Sample Application: Women Writers and the Portrayal of Women in British Indian Fiction

Sample Application: Women of Leech Lake Nation: Historical Trauma and Colonization

Sample Application: Moroccan Director Moumen Smihi (b.1945): Arab Modernities and Cinema

Sample Application: Civil Wars and Civil Beings: Societal Construction, Reconstruction, and Post-Reconstruction in Perry County, Alabama, 1860-1875

Sample Application: Andean Cosmopolitans: Indigenous Journeys to the Habsburg Royal Court

Sample Application, The Abolitionist Movement's Involvement in American Politics, 1750-1865

Sample Application, The Discourse of Sovereignty in American Indian Print Culture

Sample Application, A History of Prison Architecture and Punishment in Colonial Senegal

Sample Application, The Mind of Eighteenth-Century British Writer Charlotte Lennox

Sample Application, Northern Cheyenne Ledger-Art Notebooks

Course Revision Projects

Sample Application: Memoria Presente: The Common Spanish Legacy in Italian and Latin American Cultures

Sample Application, Pre-Columbian Art of the Western and Northern Frontiers of Mesoamerica

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Complete your application package

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

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Monitor the status of the submission of your letters of recommendation

NEH will request letters of reference from your recommenders approximately seven to ten days after the application deadline. You will be notified by email when each of your letters of reference has been received. Once you receive final confirmation of receipt from Grants.gov, you may check the status of your letters by logging in to the secure area of NEH’s website. Enter your NEH application number and your Grants.gov tracking number. You will be able to see the names and e-mail addresses of your letter writers and whether their letters have arrived. If necessary, you may send reminders to your letter writers (including the upload link) from this site. You are responsible for ensuring that your letter writers have received the solicitations from NEH and submitted their letters.

Program Statistics

In the last five competitions the three Awards for Faculty programs received an average of
152 Applications
per year
This program has a
13.7% Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
21 Awards
per year

Examples of Projects Funded by this Grant Program