Awards for Faculty Institutional Support – HBCUs and TCUs
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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:
- Awards for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- Awards for Faculty at Tribal Colleges and Universities
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.
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.
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Follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and in the Grants.gov instructions.
It is your responsibility to confirm that Grants.gov and subsequently NEH have received your application. Check your Grants.gov application status. eGMS, NEH’s online grant management system, will send you an automatically generated email upon receipt of your proposal.