University of Southern California


NEH American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations

Slots:                                                     Slot has been granted for this call.

Internal Deadline:                             Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, 5pm PT

External Deadline:                            May 14, 2021

Award Type:                                       Grant

Estimated Number of Awards:     Approximately $40,000,000 is expected to be available to fund an estimated 150 recipients

Who May Serve as PI:                    An applicant may not submit multiple applications under this notice. NEH will consider parent organizations and their subordinates to be a single entity for purposes of eligibility.

Process for Limited Submissions:

Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:

(1) 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.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.

Link to Award: 

Purpose:                                              The American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations program invites applications from eligible organizations seeking support for humanities positions and projects that have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Through this funding opportunity, NEH will award grants to museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, independent research institutions, academic presses, professional organizations, colleges and universities, and other humanities organizations across the country to help them continue to advance their mission during the interruption of their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Budgetary Requirements:              Cost sharing is not required in this program.

Allowable costs include, but are not limited to: personnel costs (salaries and fringe benefits) for individuals employed by the applicant and dedicated to the proposed activities; fees for consultants and contractors; supplies and materials necessary to carry out the proposed activities; equipment necessary to carry out the proposed activities (not to exceed 20 percent of the total funds requested); general operating support (typically recovered through indirect costs).

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.