National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Education Programs
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Grants to USA and Virgin Islands nonprofit historically black colleges and universities to enhance the humanities curriculum. Applicants must complete the required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to strengthen the study and teaching of the humanities by developing new humanities resources, courses, and programs, or by enhancing existing ones. Applicants are encouraged to draw on the knowledge of outside scholars who would contribute expertise and fresh insights to the project. Proposals for projects that are modest in scope and duration, as well as expansive long-term projects, are welcome. NEH gives preference to projects that provide free access to the public, when possible.
Each project must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from areas of study in the humanities such as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills. The following is a partial list of projects the program may support:
- Bridge programs for freshmen, first-generation, at-risk, and/or nontraditional students and/or secondary-school students;
- Creation or revision of courses that focus on close reading, analytical writing, and/or effective speaking, and/or composition courses designed to help students write better;
- New or enhanced humanities programs, including new humanities majors, minors, or concentrations (for instance, Diaspora studies or archaeology), honors programs, first-year seminars, culturally-relevant or place-based curricula, and capstone courses;
- The infusion of humanities learning into professional training in such fields as business, law, engineering, science, technology, and nursing and medicine;
- Creation or improvement of humanities-based curricular pathways towards graduation and/or transfer to four-year institutions, if applicable;
- Opportunities for faculty members to study together, in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities;
- Creation or enhancement of humanities resources for the purpose of teaching, such as oral histories, collections of literature or film, teaching modules, or guidelines on how to use humanities resources in the classroom.
- Development of curriculum-focused digital humanities projects, including podcasts, mapping tools, or digital resources for distance learning that can be used on- or off-line;
- Partnerships and collaborative projects in the humanities (for example, dual-enrollment agreements in humanities-based courses for college or high-school students; collaboration with regional museums, libraries, or historical societies to share resources for teaching and learning; or partnering with a school or school system to strengthen K-12 pathways to higher education).
NEH broadly encourages humanities projects related to four agency-wide initiatives: a special encouragement in recognition of and preparation for the 250th anniversary of American independence, Advancing Civic Education, Standing Together, and Protecting Cultural Heritage. Note, though, that all applications will be given equal consideration in accordance with the program’s review criteria. For additional information regarding these initiative, see:
Proposals for NEH Humanities Initiatives are reviewed according to four criteria: intellectual quality, design quality, feasibility, and potential for significant impact. For information regarding review criteria, see:
GrantWatch ID#: 144095
Successful applicants for NEH Humanities Initiatives may be awarded up to $100,000.
The period of performance may run from one to three years. The project start date is February 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register with Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html
Division of Education Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
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