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45.163 Promotion of the Humanities_Seminars and Institutes
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 promote better teaching and research in the humanities through faculty development.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grants support summer seminars and national institutes. Awards support direct costs, including salaries, participant stipends, selection costs, travel, and supplies.
Applicant Eligibility: Distinguished scholar/teachers in the humanities may apply through a sponsoring institution to direct a seminar or institute for college teachers or school teachers.
Pre-application Coordination: Informal inquiry is encouraged for prospective directors. 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. Source: Program Guidelines. Contact: See Headquarters Office below.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Cash reports are due quarterly. A final narrative report and a final expenditures report are required within 90 days after completion or termination of the grant period. In addition, reports are required from the scholars participating in the seminar assessing the value of the seminar for their professional development.
Account Identification: 59-0200-0-1-503.
In fiscal year 2001, 113 applications were received and 52 made. In fiscal year 2002, 125 applications and 53 awards are anticipated.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 1100 and 1105. Guidelines are available online at http://www.neh.gov/grants.html or upon request from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC 20506. 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) Literature and the Visual Arts (summer seminar for college teachers); (2) Famine Irish Immigrants and their Children: A Case Study in Family and Local History (summer seminar for school teachers); (3) Modernity, Early Modernity and Post- Modernity in Japan (summer institute for college teachers); (4) Opera, Giving Voice to Culture: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (summer institute for school teachers).
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
In the evaluation of proposals to direct summer seminars and institutes, the following criteria are considered: (1) Intellectual quality and significance; (2) Impact; (3) Feasibility. Applicants selected to receive stipends to attend summer seminars and institutes are those who can derive the greatest benefit from and make the greatest contribution to the seminar or institute.