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NEH Summer Stipends 2017

Jun 6th, 2017 -- dmbsrs

Are you planning on working on a humanities project next summer?  The National Endowment for the Humanities supports summer projects.  NEH Summer stipend recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, and other scholarly tools.  Projects may be at any stage of development. 

The program pays a total of $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing on projects of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities.  RIT may nominate two faculty members to compete for the award. 

If you are interested, then read on to see how to become one of RIT’s nominees. 

Eligible disciplines:  History; Philosophy; Languages (both modern and classical); Linguistics; Literature; Jurisprudence; Archaeology; Comparative religion; Ethics; The history, theory and criticism of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study of application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.

Consult the program announcement for additional details on the program:


Applicants must submit a project abstract to Sponsored Research Services for internal review by Friday, July 7, 2017.  If more than two abstracts are received, then a peer review committee will evaluate the proposals and submit recommendations to the Vice President for Research, who will select the two nominees. Winners will be announced by August 4. Applications are due to NEH on September 27, 2017.  The abstract should contain the following information:

Cover Sheet




Highest Humanities Degree, Discipline (see list above)

Dates for proposed research


(one page max. in 11 point or higher font, one inch margins):

Objectives, methods, and significance of the project.



(one page max. in 11 point or higher font)


Please email your abstracts by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 7, 2017 to Charlie Bush in Sponsored Research Services at   Contact Charlie if you have any questions (475-5542).