The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $23 million in grants for 371 humanities projects.
This funding will support a wide variety of projects, including research fellowships and awards for independent scholars and college and university teachers, traveling exhibitions, the preservation of humanities collections in smaller institutions, and educational programs to prepare libraries, museums, and archives to preserve and enhance access to their collections. The grants will also support humanities initiatives at historically black, high Hispanic enrollment, and tribal colleges and universities and help institutions improve and secure long-term support for their humanities programs and resources.
Several grants awarded this cycle will assist libraries, museums, and archives in environmental monitoring of humanities collections, disaster preparedness planning, and training staff in conservation techniques.
This funding cycle also marks the first Bridging Cultures through Film grant awards. This new grant program, part of NEH’s signature Bridging Cultures initiative, supports documentary film projects that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. Among the projects supported in this category is a film exploring the evolution of economic, social, and cultural relations between China and Africa from the fifteenth century to the modern day, and a documentary on the Balkan civil war and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia’s prosecution of war crimes against women.
cycle, institutions and independent scholars in 49 states and the
District of Columbia will receive NEH support. Complete state-by-state listings of grants are available here (75-page PDF).