Limited Submission 05/06/2021
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NEH Summer Stipends Program

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

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.

On 4/14/2021 NEH staff hosted a webinar describing the program: including eligibility, the application and nomination processes, and suggestions for writing an effective application. The presentation included questions and answers from participants.  The webinar can be viewed here and a pdf version of the presentation slides is also available.

A second recorded webinar focused on application writing tips will be available on May 20, 2021. Last year’s webinar can be viewed here and a PDF version of the presentation slides is also available.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Limited Submission
UNLV is limited to TWO applications.

This program requires all tenured or tenure-track applicants to be nominated by an official on their campus. The Vice President for Research is the UNLV nominating official.
OSP Required Notice of Intent Due: 06/10/2021 12:00 pm Submit NOI via the Limited Submission Portal
No late submissions will be considered. Information needed: PI information, project title, one page abstract and three potential internal reviewer names.

Sponsor Application Due: 09/22/2021
Award Amount: $6,000
Performance Period: Two months
Project Start Date: May 1, 2022
Expected Output: Book; Article; Digital Material and Publication; Archaeological Report; Translation; Edition; Other Scholarly Resource

Notice of Intent
At least two weeks will be given to submit a NOI (abstract/summary 1 pg max).

If NOIs received exceeds maximum number of proposals permitted, at least two weeks will be given to submit a pre-proposal (project narrative 4 pg max and budget amount overview).

Internal Review
Pre-proposals are reviewed by a panel of peers comprised of UNLV researchers whose expertise are as close as possible to the content area. At least two if not three reviews for every proposal submitted is performed. At least two weeks will be given to the reviewers to rate the pre-proposals. The review committee recommends which proposal(s) best meet sponsor's criteria and which best align with the mission of the department, college, and university.
Althea Sheets, Communications Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs,, 702-895-1880