University of Southern California


NEH 2020 Summer Stipends

Slots:                                                     Two slots. Faculty members with tenured or tenure-track positions who teach full-time at institutions of higher education must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Non-tenure-track faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, retired faculty, community college faculty, and independent scholars may apply without a nomination

Internal Deadline:                          Contact the Office of Research if interested.

LOI:                                                        N/A

External Deadline:                          September 25, 2019.

Award Information:                        Type: Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: Not mentioned in guidelines.

Anticipated Amount: $6,000

Cost Sharing:                                     NEH Summer Stipends are awarded to individuals, not to institutions. They do not require cost sharing and do not include indirect costs.

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

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:                    An individual may not hold more than one NEH individual award (for example, a Fellowship, a Public Scholar award, or a Summer Stipend) at the same time. Nor may an individual work on a project supported by an NEH institutional award as either a project director or participant while holding an NEH individual award. An individual may not accept a teaching assignment or National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Page 5 of 24 undertake any activities diverting the individual from the summer stipend project during the period of performance of the award.


Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must incorporate analysis and not result solely in the collection of data.

Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.

Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

Summer Stipends may NOT be used for:

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