National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced its 2020 Summer Stipends competition. Amherst College may nominate up to two faculty applications for consideration.

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.

Please submit an electronic version of your proposal along with a copy of your current curriculum vitae to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty by Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 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 Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Applicants teaching part-time or with teaching or postdoctoral fellowship appointments that terminate by the summer of 2020 may apply without nomination.

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

Please contact Lisa Stoffer or 542-2724, director of the Grants Office, for more information or guidance about preparing competitive NEH applications.