Before you attempt to complete an application, please study the project website, which contains detailed information about the topic under study, project requirements and expectations of the participants, the academic and institutional setting, and specific provisions for lodging and subsistence. All application materials must be sent to the project director at the address listed on the project website. Application materials sent to the Endowment will not be reviewed.
CHECKLIST OF APPLICATION MATERIALS
A complete application consists of three copies of the following collated items:
1) The completed application cover sheet
2) a detailed résumé or curriculum vitae
3) an application essay as outlined below
4) letter of recommendation
The Application Cover Sheet must be filled out online at this address: https://securegrants.neh.gov/education/participants/
Please follow the prompts. Before you click the “submit” button, print out the cover sheet and add it to your application package. Then click “submit.” At this point you will be asked if you want to fill out a cover sheet for another project. If you do, follow the prompts to select the other project and repeat the process.
Note that filling out a cover sheet is not the same as applying, so there is no penalty for changing your mind and filling out cover sheets for several projects. A full application consists of the items listed above, as sent to the project director. You must submit a separate cover sheet online for each project to which you are applying in order to generate a unique tracking number for each application. Do not copy and paste a new cover sheet.
Please include a detailed résumé or curriculum vitae (not to exceed 5 pages).
The application essay should be no more than 1,000 words in length. This essay should include any relevant personal and academic information. It should address reasons for applying; the applicant’s interest, both academic and personal, in the subject to be studied; qualifications and experiences that equip the applicant to do the work of the institute and to make a contribution to a learning community; a statement of what the applicant wants to accomplish by participating; and the relation of the themes of the institute to the applicant’s professional responsibilities. Applicants may need to elaborate on the relationship between institute activities and their responsibilities for teaching and curricular development.
Letter of Recommendation
One letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your work should be sent under separate cover directly to the project directors. These may be send via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the address listed below.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE
Submit all application materials to:
NEH Summer Institute
The University of Oklahoma
650 Parrington Oval, Carnegie Bldg. 210
Norman, OK 73019
Completed applications should be submitted to the project director, not the NEH, and should be postmarked no later than March 1, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on March 31, 2016, and they will have until Tuesday, April 5, 2016 to accept or decline the offer. Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (NEH Summer Seminar, Institute or Landmarks Workshop), you may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506. TDD: 202/606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).