Internal Deadline: Contact ORIF.
External Deadline: September 21, 2023
Recurring Deadlines: September 20, 2023
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 100 grants
Anticipated Amount: $600,000 per deadline
Link to Award: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends
Who May Serve as PI: Faculty members with tenured or tenure-track positions who teach full-time at institutions of higher education must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Each institution of higher education in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members.
The following individuals may apply without a nomination:
- independent scholars not affiliated with an institution of higher
- non-tenure-track faculty at institutions of higher education
- staff members at institutions of higher education who are not faculty members and will not be teaching during the academic year preceding the award
- community college faculty
- emeritus faculty
- a faculty member at an institution of higher education that is one of these federally recognized minority-serving institutions: Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs); Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHs); Native American-Serving Non-Tribal Institutions (NASNTIs); Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs)
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://orif.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research and publication in the humanities 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, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective
• funding a wide range of individuals, including independent scholars, community college faculty, and non-teaching staff at universities
Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on research-based projects in the humanities for a period of two consecutive months. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.
NEH Review Criteria:
Peer reviewers will use the following criteria to review applications in the Summer Stipends program:
- The intellectual significance of the proposed project, including its value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both
- The quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project and the applicant’s clarity of expression
- The feasibility and appropriateness of the proposed plan of work
- The quality or promise of quality of the applicant as an interpreter of the humanities
- The likelihood that the applicant will complete the project (not necessarily during the period of performance), including, when relevant, the soundness of the dissemination and access plans
Budgetary Requirements: Cost sharing is not required in this program.