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National Endowment for the Humanities: Summer Stipends for Projects Beginning May 2019

Program Summary: 

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. 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.

Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges or universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Each college and university in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members. The Society for the Humanities is the nominating body for Cornell University. Any faculty member is eligible for nomination.

Cornell Internal Selection Process:

Investigators should submit the following information in .pdf format no later than Thursday, August 30, 2018. Extensions to this deadline will not be made.

  1. Two-three page project narrative conveying the ideas, objectives, methods, and work plan. It should also communicate the project's substance and potential contribution to the humanities; include a paragraph describing the intended audience and intended results of the project. If relevant, explain how the results will be disseminated and why these means are appropriate to the subject matter and audience.
  2. Current curriculum vitae.

Instructions for Electronic Submission of Nominations:

Email the above items in the order listed in one PDF file using this naming convention: PI last name-first initial_NEH-SS.pdf (Example: Smith-J_NEH-SS.pdf) to Emily Louise Parsons (elp25@cornell.edu) no later than Thursday August 30, 2018.

Note: Please follow the internal selection guidelines carefully, including adherence to page limits. Proposals not following the guidelines provided above and/or not responsive to the interests of the sponsor may be rejected from the internal competition without review.