NEH – Dialogues on the Experience of War
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: Letters of reference to be included in final application.
External Deadline: November 2, 2017, 5pm PDT
Award Information: Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: In its first two competitions the Dialogues on the Experience of War program received an average of 87 applications per year and made an average of seventeen awards per year, for a funding ratio of 19 percent.
Anticipated Amount: $100,000
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
Who May Serve as PI: Any U.S. nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Although the program is primarily designed to reach military veterans, men and women in active service, military families, and interested members of the public may also participate. The program awards grants of up to $100,000 that will support
- the convening of at least two discussion programs for no fewer than fifteen participants; and
- the creation of a preparatory program to recruit and train program discussion leaders (NEH Discussion Leaders).
Discussion programs may take place on college and university campuses, in veterans’ centers, at public libraries and museums, and at other community venues. The discussion program must
- treat at least two historically distinct conflicts in depth: one from the earliest wars through World War I, and a second from the wars after World War I;
- focus on the close study of sources drawn from at least two distinct genres (such as historical writings, military biographies, speeches and letters, philosophical writings, documentaries, fiction, and artworks)
- engage participants in sustained dialogue about the selected humanities sources and the issues that they raise.
Humanities sources eligible for discussion can be drawn from history, philosophy, literature, film, and the visual and performing arts—and may be complemented by veterans’ testimonials. Discussions should engage the participants in serious exploration of important questions about the nature of duty, heroism, suffering, loyalty, and patriotism. Examples are listed on the program resource page.
Grant funds may not be used for
- development of curricular or pedagogical methods or theories;
- preparation of courses for graduate or high school students;
- textbook research or revision;
- doctoral dissertations, theses, or research pertaining to a graduate degree program;
- promotion of a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view;
- advocacy for a particular program of social or political action;
- support of specific public policies or legislation;
- psychological therapy, medical treatment, and career counseling; or
- projects that fall outside the humanities (including the creation or performance of art; creative writing, memoirs, and creative nonfiction; and empirically based social science research or policy studies).
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