NEH Summer Stipends 2020

To: Departmental Executive Officers
From: Marc Armstrong, Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure
RE: NEH Summer Stipends 2020

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A synopsis of the 2020 NEH Summer Stipends limited submission program is available below.  Please note that the internal deadline for this program has been moved up to Thursday, April 11.  In previous years, the internal deadline has been the first part of September; however, the timeline has been adjusted to allow the applicants that are moving forward additional time to develop their full proposals.  We anticipate notifying applicants of their status in early May. 

NEH Summer Stipends 2020

The guidelines below are based on the NEH 2019 guidelines. The application site will be updated as needed when the 2020 guidelines are released.

Program Summary
Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must incorporate analysis and not result solely in the collection of data. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. NEH funds may support recipients' compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

Limitation / Eligibility
Each college and university in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members. The Summer Stipends program accepts applications from researchers, teachers, and scholars, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not. Applicants holding tenured or tenure-track positions at institutions of higher education, must, however, be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend.

Award Information
Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other non-NEH sources of support (for example, sabbaticals and supplementary funding) or grants for the same project during the summer stipend period of performance. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year. NEH Summer Stipends are awarded to individuals, not to institutions. They do not require cost sharing and do not include indirect costs.

UI Internal Submission Details:

Internal Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 2019

NEH Deadline: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

NEH website:

Grant Bulletin UI Limited Submissions: