University of Southern California


NEH 2020-2021 Summer Stipends

Slots:                                                     2

Internal Deadline:                             June 19, 2020, noon PT

LOI:                                                      N/A

External Deadline:                           September 23, 2020

Award Information:                         Type: Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 90

Anticipated Amount:  $6,000 per awardee


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)

Who May Serve as PI:                     The program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication by supporting the work of individual scholars doing research or writing. Anyone can apply, as long as they are not a degree candidate at time of application.  This program requires all tenured or tenure-track applicants to be nominated by an official on their campus, and institutions can nominate up to two people. (Non-tenure-track faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, retired faculty, community college faculty, and independent scholars are exempt from nomination).

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:

Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

Budgetary Requirements:              Cost sharing not required.

Notice: In a few weeks, the NEH will be offering a live webinar for administrators and prospective applicants, introducing the program, describing the application and nomination process, and offering application-writing suggestions. There will be a chance to ask questions, captions will be available, and the webinar will be recorded so others can watch it later.

Date: Wednesday, May 20 Time: 2-3PM (Eastern time). To watch the presentation, click on this link

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