OSP FO# 11-015

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

PROGRAM: Landmarks of American History and Culture

OBJECTIVES: This program supports the development of workshops that use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, music, and other related subjects in the humanities.

NEH is requesting proposals for the following two types of workshops:

1)  Workshops for School Teachers—workshops should be offered twice during the summer and should accommodate forty teachers at each one-week session.
2)  Workshops for Community College Faculty—workshops should be offered twice during the summer and should accommodate twenty-five faculty members at each one-week session.

Workshops should provide attendees with expertise in the use and interpretation of historical sites and of material and archival resources; increase knowledge and appreciation of places significant to American history and culture; build a community of inquiry and provide models of civility and of excellent scholarship and teaching; and encourage historical sites to develop greater capacity and scale for professional development programs.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: For Workshops for School Teachers, awards will range between $150,000 and $180,000 each, assuming that a one-week session costs up to $90,000.

For Workshops for Community College Faculty, awards will range between $110,000 and $160,000 each, assuming that a one-week session costs up to $80,000.

The award period is fifteen months: October 1, 2011, to December 31, 2012.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Landmarks of American History and Culture
Division of Education Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
Room 302
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Telephone: (202) 606-8463
Email: landmarks@neh.gov
Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/landmarks.html;
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/landmarkscc.html

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov system. Instructions and forms are available on the Grants.Gov website (http://www.grants.gov). Additional information about Grants.gov for BU Investigators can be obtained on the OSP website at: http://www.bu.edu/osp/proposal-preparation/electronic-submission/. Please contact the OSP Assistant Director assigned to your school or department as soon as possible to coordinate submission through the Grants.gov system.

Complete program guidelines and application material (CFDA# 45.163) may be obtained from the websites listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.