Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities

Division of Education Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount


Funding Opportunity for


Expected output

Community Partnerships;
Faculty Development;
Teaching Resources

Period of performance

One to three years

Application available (anticipated)

Next deadline (anticipated)

Expected notification date

Project start date

Humanities Initiatives strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education by developing new or enhancing existing programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses that explore, interpret, and preserve the diversity of human cultures, ideas, and practices, past and present.

Projects must address a core topic or set of themes drawn from humanities areas such as history, philosophy, religion, literature, or humanities-informed composition and writing skills.

NEH welcomes applications for projects that are modest in scope, duration, and budget, as well as applications for expansive, long-term projects.

Note: Narrative attachments may not exceed 8 single-spaced pages.

There will be a live Q&A on March 8, 2023, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Optional draft review: Submit a partial or full draft of your narrative as an attachment to @email by March 21, 2023 to receive feedback from program officers before the final deadline.

Step 2 Register for a SAM number and an account with

When you are ready to apply, register for an account with and; both are required. If you already have completed the registrations, make sure they are current.  

Step 3 Complete your application package

Follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and 

Step 4 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.   

Program Statistics

This grant has been awarded for
3 Years
NEH received an average of
82 Applications
per year
This grant has a
16% Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
13 Awards
per year