NEH Summer Stipends, 2009

Amherst College may nominate two members of its Faculty for the 2009 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends competition.

NEH Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public’s understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools.

These stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. Summer stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.

Ten copies of brief preliminary proposals and a current curriculum vitae should be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty by September 12, so the Committee of Six can determine whom to recommend. For those nominated, the NEH deadline for the full application, which is submitted electronically, is October 1, 2008.

Applicants with appointments terminating by the summer of 2009 may apply without nomination.

Detailed guidelines, information about what must be provided for the full application, and forms are available at

For assistance, please contact Nicola Courtright, Associate Dean of the Faculty, at or ext. 5368.