Participating in an NEH summer program as a “Summer Scholar” brings certain benefits and expectations.

Stipends. Participants to this three week in person institute, will receive a stipend of $2,850.

The stipend is intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are taxable.

Stipend checks will be mailed to particpants' home addresses upon the completion of the institute.


Applicants who accept an offer to participate in this institute are expected to remain during the entire period of the program and to participate in its work on a full-time basis.  If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the program, it shall be the recipient institution's responsibility to see that only a pro rata share of the stipend is received or that the appropriate pro rata share of the stipend is returned if the paricipant has already received the full stipend.

Dismissal from the Program: All Summer Scholars are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This requires a respectful attitude toward fellow participants, faculty, guest lecturers, and others in all settings (program sessions, field trips, etc.). Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and egregious or repeated violations of this principle will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program at the discretion of the Project Director. Reasons for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, repeated absences from scheduled activities and disruptive or threatening behavior.

Consult the NEH Principles of Civility, here:

Evaluation: All Summer Scholars are required to evaluate their experience and report on their activities and accomplishments under the award. Participants will report at the end of the seminar or institute on online forms provided by the Endowment.