Application

Please review the eligibility criteria for participation in NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes at http://www.neh.gov/files/divisions/education/eligibility/college_university_eligibility_criteria.pdf

Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers are offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide college and university faculty members and independent scholars with an opportunity to enrich and revitalize their understanding of significant humanities ideas, texts, and topics.  These study opportunities are especially designed for this program and are not intended to duplicate courses normally offered by graduate programs.  On completion of a seminar or institute, NEH Summer Scholars will receive a certificate indicating their participation.

Prior to completing an application to a specific seminar or institute, please review the project website and consider carefully what is expected in terms of residence and attendance, reading and writing requirements, and general participation in the work of the project.

Institutes provide intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities under the guidance of faculties distinguished in their fields of scholarship.  Institutes aim to prepare participants to return to their classrooms with a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities.

A complete application consists of the following items:

  • the completed application cover sheet
  • a detailed résumé, curriculum vitae, or brief biography
  • an application essay as outlined below
  • two letters of recommendation

Please note: An individual may apply to up to two projects (NEH Summer Seminars, or NEH Summer Institutes), but may participate in only one.

For complete application requirements, please CLICK HERE.

If you have reviewed all Institute information and are ready to apply, PLEASE CLICK HERE.