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Promotion of the Humanities_Research

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This federal aid program is managed by:

National Endowment for the Humanities


To strengthen the intellectual foundations of the humanities through the collaboration of scholars and the support of post-doctoral fellowship programs at independent research institutions.

Funding obligations:

(Project Grants) FY 09 $11,754,752; FY 10 est $12,312,000; FY 11 est $11,680,000 - FY 09 obligations include additional funding provided by NEH Treasury matching grants and by We the People. See 45.168 PROMOTION OF THE HUMANITIES-WE THE PEOPLE.

Uses and Use Restrictions:

Collaborative Research and Scholarly Editions and Translations grants support up to three years of research. Awards support direct costs, including salaries, travel, supplies, and appropriate research assistance and consultation. Grants also support fellowships offered through independent research centers and institutions.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:


Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

FY 09 from $50,000 to $515,000; $215,000 average.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Up to 36 months for Collaborative Research, Scholarly Editions and Translations, and Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions. For Fellowships at Digital Humanities Centers, six to twelve months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released as required and must be expended during the grant period.

Applicant Eligibility:

For Collaborative Research and Scholarly Editions, institutions of higher education, nonprofit professional associations, scholarly societies, and other nonprofit organizations in the United States may apply, as may eligible individuals (U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately prior to the time of application). For support of fellowship programs, U.S. independent research centers, scholarly societies, and international research organizations with existing fellowship programs may apply. Individual scholar eligibility is the same as described above.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

U.S. citizens and residents, State and local governments, sponsored organizations, public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, other public institutions/organizations, Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Native American organizations, U.S. territories; non-governmental-general; minority organizations, other specialized groups; and quasi-public nonprofit institutions benefit.

Award Procedure:

Applications are reviewed by subject area specialists, panels of scholars, and other appropriate individuals outside the agency. Awards are made by the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities after recommendation by the National Council on the Humanities.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Research Programs, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 411, Washington, District of Columbia 20506 Email: Phone: (202) 606-8200.

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