OSP FO# 11-135

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

PROGRAM: Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI)

OBJECTIVES: This program supports fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. NEH fellowships provide scholars with research time and access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions.

Please see the program announcement below for further program details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States; American overseas research centers; and American organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. Individual scholars must apply directly to the institutions themselves. A list of currently funded institutions is available.

In evaluating applications from programs at institutions located in the United States, priority is given to those with library holdings, archives, or other special collections—either on site or nearby—that are available as resources for NEH fellows.

Fellowship tenure must be fulltime and continuous.

DEADLINE: August 17, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: Awards are generally made to support fellowships for three years. Recent grants have ranged from $78,600 to $480,600. Applicants should propose a grant period that begins on January 1, 2013, and ends on June 30, 2016. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant in outright funds, matching funds, or a combination of the two, depending on the request of the applicant and the availability of funds.

Cost sharing is not required in this program, unless federal matching funds are awarded.

Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions
Division of Research Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
Room 318
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Telephone: (202) 606-8200
Email: fpiri@neh.gov
Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fpiri.html

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov system. Instructions and forms are available on the Grants.Gov web site (http://www.grants.gov). Additional information about Grants.gov for BU Investigators can be obtained on the OSP web site 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# 45.161) may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/OSP.