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National Endowment for the Humanities
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The annual call for proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends is open. 

 The stipends provide $6,000 during summer 2022.   

OSU can nominate two faculty and will forward the supported applications to NEH by the September 22, 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 by  August 16, 2021: Using  SMARTSHEET
  • 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

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.

Additional information:

In a few weeks, NEH will offer a webinar for administrators and prospective applicants, introducing the program, describing the application and nomination process, and offering application-writing suggestions. There will be a chance to ask questions, captions will be available, and the webinar will be recorded so others can watch it later. 

  • Date: Wednesday, April 14
  • Time: 2:00-3:00 PM (Eastern time)  
  • To watch the presentation, click on this link. 

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.