Awards for Faculty Institutional Support – HBCUs and TCUs

Division of Research Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$2,500 per month (fixed rate full-time equivalent), up to $30,000 (dependent on the NEH Awards for Faculty fellow’s work plan and period of performance)

Funding Opportunity for


Expected output

The hiring of replacement instructors to teach specific humanities courses; stipends for faculty or staff (other than the Awards for Faculty fellow) for additional teaching or administrative responsibilities during the period of performance; the hiring of replacement staff for administrative duties in support of the humanities (such as undergraduate advising or chairing of a department).  

Period of performance

12 months full-time equivalent.

Application available (anticipated)

Next deadline (anticipated)

Expected notification date

Project start date

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The Awards for Faculty Institutional Support – HBCUs and TCUs Program is a limited competition designed to support institutions that have one or more faculty or staff member(s) who have been awarded one of the following NEH awards for individuals in federal fiscal year 2024:    

This program strengthens the capacity of HBCUs and TCUs to support humanities research on their campuses by providing funding to offset costs associated with the Awards for Faculty fellow’s temporary leave or reduced course load. Funds may be used to hire replacement instructors for humanities courses that the Awards for Faculty fellow would normally teach. If the fellow’s regular duties include administrative roles for which they receive a course release (such as undergraduate advising or chairing a humanities department), funds may also be used to offset those costs. 

This program utilizes a streamlined application process. There are two proposal deadlines per year: February 1, 2024 and May 1, 2024. 

NEH will provide funding at a fixed rate of $2,500 per month (full-time equivalent), up to $30,000. The fixed rate is pro-rated to correspond to the Awards for Faculty fellow’s NEH period of performance and regular institutional load.  

Step 1 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 are prepared to write the most effective application.

Application materials

Awards for Faculty Institutional Support – HBCUs and TCUs Notice of Funding Opportunity application package for Awards for Faculty Institutional Support – HBCUs and TCUs

Awards for Faculty Institutional Support – HBCUs and TCUs FAQ

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Step 3 Complete your application package

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

Step 4 Confirm receipt of your application package

It is your responsibility to confirm that and subsequently NEH have received your application. Check your application status. eGMS, NEH’s online grant management system, will send you an automatically generated email upon receipt of your proposal.