Dear Directors,

This is the annual call for proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends. Please forward to interested faculty in your schools and encourage them to apply.

 The stipends provide $6,000 during summer 2022.   

OSU can nominate two faculty and will forward the supported applications to NEH by the September 2021 deadline. Please follow this process:

1. Consult the national website and get the proper application information: The left column includes links to the guidelines as well as links to successful sample application narratives.

2. Submit a paper version of your application. This includes a 3-page narrative and a 2-page vita to the by  August , 2021

 Note: Although you need two letters of recommendation for a national nomination, you DO NOT need to have the letters for the local, OSU portion of the selection process. You only need to supply the NAMES of your recommenders for your OSU nomination.

3. A committee will select the two supported applications to be submitted to the national competition. Those nominees will be notified by September 7, 2020


Additional information:

The program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication by supporting the work of individual scholars doing research or writing. Anyone can apply, as long as they are not a degree candidate at the time of application. Please share this information with your faculty, especially with junior faculty. 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.

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. To watch the presentation, click here or view below. A PDF version of the presentation slides is also available.


If applicants have questions, we encourage them to contact a member of the Summer Stipends program staff, at or 202-606-8200.



Date Open: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
National Endowment for the Humanities
Agency Deadline: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Limit per Institution: