National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. The program works to accomplish this goal by:
- Providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both
- Supporting projects at any stage of development, both especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective
- Furthering the NEH's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the humanities by encouraging applications from independent scholars and faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and community colleges
Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. NEH funds may support recipients' compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.
The College's deadline for white paper submissions is June 11, 2021.
NEH Webinar for Applicants
NEH staff produced a webinar describing the program, including eligibility, the application and nomination process, and suggestions for writing an effective application. All those who intend to apply are strongly encouraged to watch the NEH webinar.
Internal Request for Proposals
The NEH Summer Stipends program requires all tenured or tenure-track applicants to be nominated by an official on their campus (UND's Vice President for Research & Economic Development); each institution is allowed to nominate two applicants. (Non-tenure-track faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, retired or emeritus faculty, community college faculty, and independent scholars are exempt from nomination; i.e., they may apply for the NEH Summer Stipends competition without an institutional nomination).
Individuals seeking College of Arts & Sciences recommendation to the Vice President for Research & Economic Development for one of the two UND slots must submit a white paper. The white paper should be a single page that describes the project, the expected outcomes, its feasibility, and its importance to the faculty member.
The College Office will review the proposals and make its recommendation to the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, who will make the ultimate decision on which applicants the university will nominate.
Please submit your white paper proposal to the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office in MS Word or PDF format via email to UND.artssci@UND.edu. In the email subject line, please type, "NEH Summer Stipends 2022." Questions can also be directed to that email address.
The deadline for submitting the white paper is June 11, 2021. White papers received after that date might not receive full consideration.
NEH Guidelines and Application Deadline
Guidelines for the NEH Summer Stipend competition are posted.
The application deadline for the 2022 NEH Summer Stipends competition is September 22, 2021. The NEH strongly recommends that applicants register with or renew their Grants.gov/SAM registration at least two weeks prior to the deadline.