National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program

National Endowment for the HumanitiesThe National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Research Programs has issued a call for proposals for their Summer Stipends Program. The NEH Summer Stipends program supports continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $6,000.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Program Description:

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Recipients typically produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

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

Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.

For more detailed information about NEH’s Summer Stipend program please go to:

Institutional Nomination Process:

The NEH requires IWU to announce nominating procedures to all prospective applicants. To this end, I have outlined IWU's nomination process below. The program permits institutions of higher education to submit up to two proposals for consideration.

  1. Faculty members make nominations (self-nominations are encouraged) for the Summer Stipend Program and submit a one-page summary of the proposed project to by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 30th.  Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be considered. 

  2. If more than two nominations are submitted, then the Provost will form an ad-hoc committee that will review applicant summaries and submit two nominations to the Provost for consideration.

  3. The Provost will take into account the advice provided by the ad-hoc committee review process and the review criteria outlined in the program RFP.  The Provost will nominate two faculty members to submit proposals for the Summer Stipends Program.

Required Components of Proposals for the Summer Stipends Program:

  1. Project Narrative (not to exceed three single-spaced pages)

    • Research and Contribution

    • Methods and Work Plan

    • Competencies, Skills, and Access

    • Final Product and Dissemination

    • Bibliography (not to exceed one single-spaced page)

    • Résumé (not to exceed two single-spaced pages)

    • Appendix (only for editions, translations, or database projects; or for proposals that include visual materials)

    • Two Letters of Recommendation

To find more detailed information about proposal and submission information please go to:

What has the NEH Summer Stipends Program funded in previous years?

The NEH posts several sample application narratives on the Summer Stipend program webpage. Prior to submitting a nomination, we recommend that you review these examples.  These examples are posted along the right side of the NEH website and can be found by going to:

Click here to see a complete list of previously funded proposals. 

Additional Resources for Writing NEH Summer Stipend Proposals:

NEH Grant Program Conference Notes

Questions and/or Concerns?

Please contact Carlo Robustelli, Director of Grants and Foundation Relations.
Phone: (309)–556-3058