In December 2008, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that 248 successful applicants would receive $15.7 million in awards and offers for a wide-range of projects in the humanities.
The funding will provide programming for public audiences across the nation, such as a national library program featuring multimedia educational resources on Abraham Lincoln to complement the 2009 bicentennial celebration of his birth.
Funding also will enable institutions to improve and secure long-term support for their humanities programs and resources; enrich scholarly research in topics ranging from morality in the American Film Industry to East Asian economics; support improved access to and care of significant humanities collections; and help scholars use digital tools like US Department of Energy supercomputers to enhance humanities scholarship.
This award cycle, institutions and individuals in 42 states and the District of Columbia received support from NEH. Projects undertaken by American scholars in international cities also received support. A complete state-by-state listing of total grants and offers of matching funds is available below:
The NEH grants come from four of the Endowment’s major program areas—Challenge Grants, Preservation and Access, Public Programs and Research—as well as special grant programs offered through NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities. Select projects have been given a We the People designation for their efforts to strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture.