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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Required Pre-Proposal
DEADLINE: 12:00 pm,
Monday, July 15, 2019

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please submit a pre-proposal via the OSP online portal if you are interested in applying for this opportunity. Your pre-proposal should include: 1) One page (maximum) description of the proposed project (pdf) and 2) Brief CV (pdf).

No late submissions will be considered. 

You will be notified by Monday, July 30, 2019 if you have been selected.
Sponsor Deadline
Application Due: September 25, 2019
Institutional Limit
UNLV is limited to TWO applications. This program requires all tenured or tenure-track applicants to be  nominated  by an official on their campus. Dr. Mary Croughan, Vice President for Research and Economic Development is the UNLV nominating official.
Award Information
Provides $6,000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of performance of two consecutive months. Projects may begin as early as May 1, 2020.

NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.
Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars.

Applicants may seek funding for projects based on completed dissertations. You must state in your narrative that the application is to revise a dissertation, and you must explain how the new project moves beyond the original dissertation.

Summer stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Title and Description
Summer Stipend Program

CFDA: 45.160

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The program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication by supporting the work of individual scholars doing research or writing. This is a very competitive program, the relatively short application and the focused time period make it a good way for junior faculty to lay the foundation for future grant applications.

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 most 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.

Summer Stipends may not be used for:

  • promotion of a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view
  • advocacy of a particular program of social or political action
  • support of specific public policies or legislation
  • projects that fall outside of the humanities (including the creation or performance of art; creative writing, autobiographies, memoirs, and creative nonfiction; and empirically based social science research or policy studies)
  • research by students enrolled in a degree program
  • support for graduate student assistants
  • the preparation or revision of textbooks
  • curriculum development
  • the development of teaching methods or theories
  • educational or technical impact assessments
  • inventories of collections
  • the writing of guide books, how-to books, and self-help books