NEH Summer Stipends

The Summer Stipends Program at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provides $6,000 for individuals to spend two consecutive months of full-time advanced research and writing that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Miami University is eligible to nominate two full-time faculty for the program. Applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline but need not have advanced degrees and must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been living in the U.S. for at least three years.

The Vice President for Research & Innovation (VPRI) is the nominating official for Miami University. The two Miami nominees will be selected by the VPRI with input from an ad-hoc committee of humanities scholars who will review all internal submissions.

Please review the application guidelines to determine if you are eligible and interested in applying for this opportunity.

Proposals and reference letters must be submitted to NEH electronically through by September 23, 2020. However, only the two individuals nominated by Miami may submit a proposal. To provide time for the internal review and the electronic submission process the internal deadline for proposals is 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2020. The nominees selected to submit their proposal to NEH will be notified in time to prepare their online submission package. Anyone submitting a proposal for internal review should be sure they are registered as an individual (not as an institution) in in preparation for submission.

To be considered in Miami’s internal review process, forward the following items in a single PDF file to Anne Schauer (name file as “lastname-NEH SS”):

  • Cover page with project title, and brief project abstract (do NOT include your name);
  • Project narrative (not to exceed 3 single-spaced pages);
  • Bibliography (not to exceed 1 single-spaced page);

Since the internal review of applications is an anonymous process, please do NOT include your name anywhere within this document.

In addition, please forward a copy of the cover page as a separate file that also includes your name, rank and department. Please name this file using the following protocol: lastname-cover.

Please contact Anne Schauer (529-3735) if you have questions about the application process.