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NEH Summer Stipend for 2015

Dear Humanities Faculty,

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that the deadline for the 2015 Summer Stipend Award is September 30, 2014.  To be eligible for this award, Faculty must be nominated by the College, which is a process that happens through the Provost's Office.  Each institution may nominate two prospective applicants. 

To be selected as a nominee, prospective faculty applicants must submit preliminary applications to Curtis Harris, Manager of Faculty Sponsored Research, Institutional Funding no later than 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  Curtis will work with individual faculty members to ensure their application conforms to Barnard policies.  He will then forward all of the completed applications to the Provost's Office for review and selection.


Summer Stipends provide individuals with an opportunity to pursue research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities.  Any faculty member with a humanities project may apply for nomination for a summer stipend.  The field of the project determines the eligibility for nomination to and application for NEH Summer Stipends, not the field of the applicant.


Projects should be completed during the tenure of an award or represent part of a long- term endeavor.  Awards are for $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.  Summer Stipends recipients may hold other research grants during their awards, but they must work full-time on their projects during the two months of their tenure. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.


A preliminary application must include (1) a brief description [1000 characters, or approximately 250 words]; (2) a draft of your project narrative, which should not exceed three single-spaced pages; (3) a bibliography, not to exceed one single-space page; (4) an appendix only for editions, translations or database projects or for proposals that include visual materials (5) a resume, not to exceed two single-spaced pages.  You will also need two letters of reference when submitting your application to Grants.gov.  Also, please register with Grants.gov as soon as possible as it takes up to two weeks for your registration to become active (see instructions at http://www.grants.gov/assets/IndvUserGuide.pdf).  Before submitting your preliminary application to the Office of Institutional Funding, please review the award guidelines (http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/summer-stipends-sep-30-2014-edit.pdf) for eligibility criteria and advice on preparing your materials. Those with questions are encouraged to contact the Summer Stipends staff at stipends@neh.gov.



On September 26, the Provost's Office will announce the faculty nominated to apply for the NEH Summer Stipend Award. Nominated faculty should submit their final application electronically by the award deadline, September 30, 2014, via Grants.gov.