Media Projects

Division of Public Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$75,000 for Development, $700,000 for Production, $1,000,000 for Chairman’s Special Awards

Open to


Expected output

Online Video;
Radio Broadcast

Period of performance

Development: 6-12 months, Production: 1-3 years

Application available

Application due

Expected notification date

Project start date

The Media Projects program supports the development, production, and distribution of radio, podcast, television, and long-form documentary film projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.  All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship and demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical.  The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate reflection.  Media Projects offers two levels of funding: Development and Production.

Step 2 Register for a SAM number and an account with

To apply to this program, your organization will be need to be registered for a D-U-N-S® number, with the System for Awards Management (SAM), and with If your organization has registered with these systems previously, confirm that your registrations are current and up to date. If you fail to allow ample time to complete registration with SAM or, you will not be eligible for a deadline extension or waiver of the online electronic submission requirement.

Step 3 Complete your application package

Be sure to follow the instructions outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity and in the instructions.

Step 4 Submit your application package on

You will receive a confirmation from when you've successfully submitted your application.

Step 5 Verify you have received email messages from

After you submit your application, will send you up to five e-mail messages confirming receipt of your application. These messages represent different stages in the application acceptance process. You should verify that you have received all confirmation messages. Please note that email filters may send these messages to your spam or junk folder.

Program Statistics

In the last five competitions this program received an average of
per competition
This program has a
Funding Ratio
NEH made an average of
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