There is an exciting funding opportunity announced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with a deadline of September 13, 2017 to an internal Northeastern panel and September 27, 2017 to the NEH. The overview below is from the program solicitation. For details, clarification, and information on how to apply, please review the entire solicitation from the NEH here

Information about the award:

  • Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $6,000 in the summer of 2018.
  • Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.
  • Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.
  • Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. 

    Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation. 

  • Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.

Information about eligibility:

  • The Summer Stipends program accepts applications only from individual researchers, teachers, and writers, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not.
  • Faculty members teaching full-time must be nominated by their institution to apply for a Summer Stipend. Northeastern may nominate two full-time faculty members. 
  • Part-time instructors and applicants with academic appointments that terminate by the summer of the award tenure may apply online without a nomination.
  • All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline. While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible to apply.
  • U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline are also eligible.
  • Individuals who have held or been awarded a major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent within the three academic years prior to the deadline are eligible to apply, but everything else being equal, the program will give preference to applicants who have not received such support. A “major fellowship or research grant” is a postdoctoral research award that provides a stipend of at least $15,000. Sabbaticals and internal grants from one's own institution are not considered major fellowships.

Information about how to apply:

  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty: please submit your nomination application in a single PDF file to by midnight on September 13, 2017. See below for information about required materials for the internal review panel. 
  • Part-time and full-time instructors with contracts ending at the end of Spring 2018, and other applicants exempt from the nominating requirement: be sure to contact the staff of ORSP ( as soon as you know you will apply, so that we can help you to prepare a successful submission. 
  • Though applications must be submitted by individuals through their own account and with their own DUNS number, ORSP is happy to facilitate the submission process and can help applicants submit their materials to the NEH. 
  • A panel of three members will consider the applications from full-time faculty and choose two to nominate by September 20, 2017. The panel will consist of representatives of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Dean of the Library. 
  • For its review, the internal panel requires (following the guidelines found on Pages 10-13 of the program solicitation):
  1. Narrative 
  2. Bibliography
  3. Resume
  4. Appendices (if required by the NEH)
  • NOTE: In the list of required materials for internal consideration above, we have left off the NEH requirement for recommendation letters, since recommenders will submit their letters directly to the NEH. If a proposal is chosen to be nominated, applicants will be able to further revise their proposal prior to submission to NEH.

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