NEH Announces $18.8 Million in Grant Awards

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $18.8 million in grants for 216 humanities projects.

This funding will support a wide variety of projects, including fellowships for scholarly research and the development of new undergraduate courses in the humanities, traveling exhibitions, production and development of films, the development and staging of major exhibitions, digital tools, and the preservation of and access to historic collections.

This award cycle, institutions and independent scholars in 39 states and the District of Columbia will receive NEH support. Complete state-by-state listings of grants are available here.

In this cycle, grants were awarded in the following categories:

  • America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations:Planning and Implementation Grants support projects that create new ways to excite, inform, and stir thoughtful reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative and new ways.
  • America’s Media Makers: Development Grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production.
  • America’s Media Makers: Production Grants support the preparation of a media program for distribution.
  • Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants encourage innovations in the digital humanities by supporting the planning stages of projects.
  • Enduring Questions Grants allow faculty members to develop a new undergraduate course that grapples with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities.
  • Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions provide scholars with research time and success to resources that might not be available at their home institutions.
  • Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants allow institutions to preserve and provide access to collections essential to scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities.
  • NEH on the Road Grants help small sites defray the cost of hosting an NEH traveling exhibition.
  • Picturing America School Collaboration Projects Grants provide teachers and librarians whose schools display Picturing America images to incorporate them into the school’s core curriculum.
  • Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants support projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources.
  • Teaching Development Fellowships support college and university teachers pursuing research aimed specifically at deepening their knowledge in the humanities

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