NEH 2021 Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: Friday, June 18th, 2021, 5pm PT
External Deadline: September 22, 2021
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 90 grants
Anticipated Amount: $540,000 per deadline
Process for Limited Submissions: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://research.usc.edu/usc-grants/.
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: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends
Who May Serve as PI: 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. Each institution of higher education in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members.
The following individuals may apply without a nomination:
- independent scholars not affiliated with an institution of higher
- non-tenure-track faculty at institutions of higher education
- staff members at institutions of higher education who are not faculty members and will not be teaching during the academic year preceding the award
- community college faculty
- emeritus faculty
Purpose: The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. The program works to accomplish this goal by:
- Providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both
- Supporting projects at any stage of development, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective
- Furthering the NEH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the humanities by encouraging applications from independent scholars and faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and community colleges
NEH Review Criteria:
- The intellectual significance of the proposed project, including its value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both
- The quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project and the applicant’s clarity of expression
- The feasibility and appropriateness of the proposed plan of work
- The quality, or promise of quality, of the applicant’s work as an interpreter of the humanities
- The likelihood that the applicant will complete the project (not necessarily during the period of performance), including, when relevant, the soundness of the dissemination and access plans.
Budgetary Requirements: Cost sharing is not required in this program.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.