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45.161 Promotion of the Humanities_Research
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, as amended, Public Law 89-209, 20 U.S.C. 951 et seq.
To strengthen the intellectual foundations of the humanities through the collaboration of scholars and the support of post-doctoral fellowship programs at independent research institutions.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Collaborative Research and Scholarly Editions grants support up to three years of research. Awards support direct costs, including salaries, travel, supplies, and appropriate research assistance and consultation. Grants also support fellowships offered through independent research centers and institutions.
Applicant Eligibility: For collaborative research and scholarly editions, institutions of higher education, nonprofit professional associations, scholarly societies, and other nonprofit organizations in the United States may apply. For support of fellowship programs, U.S. independent research centers, scholarly societies, and international research organizations with existing fellowship programs may apply.
Pre-application Coordination: After application instructions are received, draft applications or brief descriptions of proposed projects may be submitted to determine eligibility and competitiveness at least eight weeks prior to formal application. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A- 102 must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. Cost-sharing by institutional applicants is expected; matching funds are encouraged. Source: Program application instructions. Contact: See Headquarters Office below.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Progress reports are required at least annually, no more frequently than quarterly. Cash reports are required quarterly. Final progress and expenditure reports are due within 90 days after completion or termination of project support by NEH.
Account Identification: 59-0200-0-1-503.
In fiscal year 2001, 129 applications were received; 40 awards were made. In fiscal year 2002, 189 applications were received and 60 grants are anticipated to be awarded. In fiscal year 2003, 200 applications and 62 awards are anticipated.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 1100 and 1105. The publication entitled "National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Programs, 2000-2001" is available upon request from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC 20506. It is also available online at http://www.neh.gov/grants.html. Available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, is the Endowment's official publication, "Humanities" by subscription (6 issues annually, $24.00 domestic, $30.00 foreign).
Regional or Local Office: None.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) A grant was awarded to a university for the preparation of an edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls. (2) A grant was made to a university to support the preparation of an edition of the papers of Thomas Jefferson. (3) An international team of scholars received a grant to support analysis and preparation of philosophical works in Sanskrit. (4) A grant to a university to support the preparation of an edition of the papers of John Dewey (5) A grant to a university supported excavation of the ancient Red Sea port of Berenike, Egypt. (6) A grant was made to a preservation society in support of archaeological investigations of the fort and colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. (7) A grant was made to support research opportunities at an independent research center in San Marino, California. 8) A grant supported a scholarly organization's fellowship program for American scholars conducting research in China.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The principal criteria considered by evaluators are: (1) The intellectual significance of the project; (2) the appropriateness of the research questions posed; (3) the quality and expertise of the researchers; (4) the promise of quality and usefulness of the resulting publication or other outcome; and (5) the potential for success. For fellowship programs at independent research institutions, evaluators are asked to assess the intrinsic importance of the institution's fellowship programs, the quality of scholarship produced by previous fellows, the relation of this work to the institution's mission and resources, the degree to which the institution promotes collegial exchange, the effectiveness of the administration of the programs, and the equity of the application and selection procedures.