NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

Division of Research Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$5,000 per month

Open to


Expected output

Digital Resource or Publication

Period of performance

Six to twelve months

Application available

Optional draft due


Expected notification date

Project start date

Mellon Foundation and NEH logo

Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be considered under this opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be integral to the project’s research goals.  That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the research topics being addressed and methods applied demand presentation beyond traditional print publication.  Competitive submissions embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. 

Register here for the pre-application webinar on January 26, 2023, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Watch a Recording of the Online Information Session

A live online information session was held on January 26, 2023. The session explained the goals of the NEH-Mellon Fellowships program, the eligibility requirements, how to apply, how applications are reviewed, and how to write an effective application. To watch a recording of the session, please click here. The main presentation is about twenty-five minutes long.

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When  you are ready to apply, register for a account. If you already have registered, make sure the account is current.

Complete your application package

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

Submit your application package on

You will receive a confirmation from when you’ve successfully submitted your application. Subsequently, you will receive up to five more notices confirming different stages in the application process. Verify that you have received all confirmations. 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 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, 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 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, this program received an average of
per year
This program has a
Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
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Examples of Projects Funded by this Grant Program