Awards for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Division of Research Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$5,000 per month

Open to

Individuals

Expected output

Book;
Article;
Digital Material and Publication;
Archaeological Report;
Translation;
Edition;
Other Scholarly Resource;
Basic research leading to improvement of existing course;
Basic research related to goals and interests of the institution or community

Period of performance

Two to twelve months, full-time equivalent

Application available

Optional Draft due

Application due

Expected notification date

Project start date

The NEH Awards for Faculty program seeks to strengthen the humanities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) 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.

This program offers applicants flexibility in project types and award periods.  Common to all projects must be humanities research.  Eligible projects include:

  • humanities 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
  • humanities research related to institutional or community goals or interests, such as projects that draw on institutional or community archival collections, or the development of materials in support of culture or language preservation and revitalization
  • humanities research leading to the improvement of an existing undergraduate course, including the development of humanities resources (for example, oral histories, identification of previously unavailable primary sources, historical or literary collections)

The program is open to all faculty and staff members, including full time, part time, adjunct, and retired faculty and staff at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  Awards support individuals who work between half time and full time on their projects. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Upcoming Webinar

Awards for Faculty Program at HBCUs
Monday, January, 27, 2020 |  10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EST

NEH staff will host a pre-application webinar about the Awards for Faculty at HBCUs program. Register now.

Complete your application package

Follow the instructions outlined in the notice of funding opportunity and the Grants.gov instructions.

Submit your application package on Grants.gov

You will receive a confirmation from Grants.gov when you've successfully submitted your application. 

Verify you have received email messages from Grants.gov

After you submit your application, Grants.gov will send you up to five e-mail messages confirming receipt of your application. These messages represent different stages in the application acceptance process. You should verify that you have received all confirmation messages. Please note that email filters may send these messages to your spam or junk folder.

Monitor the status of the submission of your letters of recommendation

NEH requests letters of reference from your recommenders approximately seven to ten days after the application deadline. You will be notified by e-mail when each of your letters of reference has been received. After you have received the fifth message from Grants.gov (confirming that NEH received your application), 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
130
Applications
per year
This program has a
10%
Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
13
Awards
per year