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45.160 Promotion of the Humanities_Fellowships and Stipends
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.
Fellowships and Summer Stipends provide support for scholars to undertake full-time independent research and writing in the humanities. Grants are available for 6 to 12-month fellowships and 2 months of summer study.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Fellowships and Summer Stipends: Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. The proposed study or research may be completed during the grant period or it may be part of a longer project. Applications for planning institutional curricula, for educational research projects, for work in the creative or performing arts, and for studies that lack humanities content or methodology are not eligible.
Applicant Eligibility: All applicants must be U.S. citizens, native residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Fellowships: Faculty members at colleges and universities, individuals affiliated with other institutions, independent scholars, and others who work in the humanities are eligible. Applicants need not have advanced degrees, but they must have completed their formal academic training. Active candidates for degrees and persons seeking support for work leading to degrees are not eligible. Summer Stipends: University and college faculty members must be nominated by their academic institutions. Faculty members with terminating appointments, independent scholars, and non-faculty college and university staff members are exempt from nomination and may apply directly.
Pre-application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular Nos. A-102 and E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements. Source: Program Guidelines. Contact: See Headquarters Office below.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: A final report is required within 90 days after the end of the tenure period describing the results of the work done during the period of the award.
Account Identification: 59-0200-0-1-503.
In fiscal year 2001, 2,016 applications were received and 309 awards were made. In fiscal year 2002, it is estimated that 2,010 applications will be received and 293 awards will be made. In fiscal year 2003, it is estimated that 2,200 applications will be received and 300 awards will be made.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 1100 and 1105. Program guidelines and forms are available online at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships-stipends.html and also upon request from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., 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) Fellowships for University Teachers: Art History and Hegemony in Latin America: Afro-Brazil; (2) Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars: Studies in Aristotle's Scientific Thinking; (3) Summer Stipends: Citizen Activism for Nuclear Disarmament and Its Impact, 1971 to present.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
For Fellowships and Summer Stipends: The significance of the contribution to knowledge in the specific field and to the humanities generally; the quality or promise of quality of the applicant's work; the quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the proposed project; and the likelihood that the applicant will complete the project.
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