This may seem early, but usually institutions require that grant application for this sort of award be submitted to the research office a month in advance of the date due. Note that staff and – in fairly limited circumstances – graduate students may apply.
I can’t find any mention of independent scholars. If any one knows about their eligibility, I’d appreciate your letting us know. It may be that they’re just omitted from this notice, which is for colleges and universities. Thanks to Emeritus for pointing out that independent scholars are covered by “c” below.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES DIVISION OF RESEARCH PROGRAMS 1100 Pennsylvania AveNUE, NW Washington, DC 20506 sTIPENDS@NEH.GOV 202-606-8200
2009 SUMMER STIPENDS AWARDS: $6,000 April, 2008 DEADLINE: October 1, 2008
SUBJECT: NEH Summer Stipends Program
The National Endowment for the Humanities is again preparing for its Summer Stipends competition. The deadline is October 1, 2008. Over the past four years, NEH has awarded almost 350 Summer Stipends to allow faculty members to pursue their scholarship during the summer months. While the program remains consistent with previous years, I would like to call your attention to two important changes:
–An increased stipend. Last year NEH increased the amount of a Summer Stipends award to $6,000.
–A new method of applying. Beginning last year, just as with NEH Fellowships, Summer Stipends will be accepting applications online only through Grants.gov
Because of these changes, potential applicants and grants administrators are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves early with the new application instructions and guidelines posted on the NEH website at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html
The act that established the NEH in 1965 says: “The term `humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, theory and criticism of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.”
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