Call for Preliminary Proposals
Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2015
National Endowment for the Humanities
2016 Summer Stipends
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2016 Summer Stipend competition consists of two phases.
Phase I - Preliminary Proposals - UNH Deadline: August 21, 2015
The Center for the Humanities invites interested faculty to submit preliminary NEH Summer Stipend proposals by Friday, August 21, 2015 for a 2016 summer stipend. The preliminary proposal must include a cover letter, narrative, bibliography, and CV. The NEH requires institutional nomination of up to two faculty members for these awards. A panel of UNH faculty will meet to recommend the two nominees for the NEH competition.
Phase II - NEH Deadline for final proposals: October 1, 2015
Faculty or staff members of institutions of higher education must be nominated by the institution. The Center for the Humanities at UNH administers that nomination process. You may not submit directly to NEH without first submitting a UNH preliminary proposal in August. Please see Phase I instructions above.
Please submit your preliminary application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 862-4356 if you have questions about this preliminary proposal process.
Guidelines for Preliminary Proposals
NEH Summer Stipend guidelines are found at: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends
The UNH Office of Sponsored Research will assist UNH nominees with the NEH and grants.gov final application process.
UNH Cover Sheet – Please include the following information
Applicant Field of Study
Project Field of Study
Address (either home or work)
Brief Summary of Project (150 words maximum)
To complete the rest of your UNH proposal, please follow the "How to prepare your application" guidelines found in this packet:
Project Narrative – Must not exceed three single-spaced pages.
Project Bibliography - Must not exceed one single-spaced page.
Curriculum Vita- Must not exceed two single-spaced pages.
Reference Letters - Not required for preliminary applications. However, please be prepared to supply two letters of reference to NEH by their October deadline.
You will be asked to provide the email addresses of your referees and NEH will contact them. However, you should discuss your request with your references prior to submission. References letters should provide important information about you and your project. Referees should discuss the project's significance to the field, the intended audience, the likely outcome, the general quality of your work, and your ability to carry out the project successfully. Ideally, no more that one referee should be from your home institution. There is no length restriction on reference letters.