Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division of Research Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$300,000 in outright funds; up to $450,000 may be available if requesting at least $150,000 in matching funds.

Funding Opportunity for


Expected output

Annotated Edition;
Annotated Translation;
Digital Edition;
Print Volume

Period of performance

One to three years

Application available (anticipated)

Next deadline (anticipated)

Expected notification date

Project start date

The Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations program provides grants to organizations to support collaborative teams who are editing, annotating, and translating foundational humanities texts that are vital to scholarship but are currently inaccessible or only available in inadequate editions or translations. Typically, the texts are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but works in other humanities fields may also be the subject of an edition.

  • Applicants may request up to $150,000 per year in outright or matching funds, not to exceed $100,000 per year in outright funds, for a total award of up to $450,000.  
  • Applicants requesting matching funds must discuss how they will raise matching funds in the budget justification.
  • Projects at a planning stage may request up to $65,000 in outright funds for up to two years. 
  • The appendices may include letters of institutional support from the applicant institution and subawardee institutions that indicate that the edition or translation project contributes to its institutional mission and demonstrates a strong commitment to the project.
  • The total number of pages in the sample attachment must not exceed 35 pages.
  • The program does not support the preparation of anthologies or sourcebooks for primarily educational purposes. 
  • The program does not support editions or translations of texts by living authors.
  • Applicants may not request funding for conferences or other meetings for the purpose of dissemination or promotion of the completed edition.
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Program Statistics

In the last five competitions this program received an average of
68 Applications
per year
This grant has a
28% Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
19 Awards
per year

Examples of Projects Funded by this Grant Program