Call for Preliminary Proposals
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends (for projects beginning May 2019)
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend competition consists of two phases.
Phase I - Preliminary Proposals - UNH Deadline: August 24, 2018
The Center for the Humanities invites interested faculty to submit preliminary NEH Summer Stipend proposals by midnight on Friday, August 24, 2018. The preliminary proposal must include a cover letter, narrative, bibliography, and CV (compiled and submitted as one Doc or PDF, please). See guidelines below. 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: September 26, 2018
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.
Guidelines for Preliminary Proposals
NEH Summer Stipend guidelines are found at https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends.
The UNH Research Development Office 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 "Application elements" found in this packet (starting on p.9): https://www.neh.gov/files/grants/summer-stipends-sep-26-2018.pdf.
Project Narrative – Must not exceed three single-spaced pages. Please use NEH headings and see guidelines for what to include in each section:
- Research and contribution
- Methodology and work plan
- Competencies, skills, and access
- Final product and dissemination
Project Bibliography - Must not exceed one single-spaced page.
Résumé/Curriculum Vita- Must not exceed two single-spaced pages.
Appendix—Only for Editions, Translations, or Database Projects, or for Proposals that Include Visual Materials, or for proposals from applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting its conferral.
Reference Letters - Not required for preliminary applications. However, please be prepared to supply two letters of reference to NEH by their September 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. Reference 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.
Please submit your preliminary application (as one Doc or PDF file) via email to email@example.com.
Call 862-4356 if you have questions about this preliminary proposal process.