Synopsis. The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends program is available to all faculty, especially junior faculty, and aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. This very competitive 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
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. Although 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. We have found that Summer Stipends are an excellent entry point for the NEH and its many awards programs. About forty percent of recent Stipends awardees are first-time applicants.
Limit on Proposals. Two nominations from RIT
Internal Applications. One page summarizing your application. If you have received NEH feedback from a prior Summer Stipends application you may include it after your 1 page summary.
Deadlines. Internal proposals are to be submitted through https://www.rit.edu/research/srs/node/2300 by 5pm on June 30, 2023. Internal competition decisions are targeted by mid-July, 2022. Application deadline is September 20, 2023.