OSP FO# 11-147
AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
PROGRAM: America’s Media Makers
OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding to support projects in the humanities that explore stories, ideas, and beliefs in order to deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. NEH supports the development of humanities content and interactivity that excites, informs, and stirs thoughtful reflection and urges applicants to consider more than one format for presenting humanities ideas to the public. Grants for America’s Media Makers should encourage dialogue, discussion, and civic engagement, and they should foster learning among people of all ages. NEH offers two categories of grants for media projects:
Development Grants – enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and format and to prepare programs for production. These grants cover a wide range of activities that include, but are not limited to, meetings and individual consultations with scholars, research, preliminary interviews, preparation of program scripts, designs for interactivity and digital distribution, and the creation of partnerships for outreach activities and public engagement with the humanities. The product of development grants should be the refinement of the humanities ideas, a script, or a design document for (or a prototype of) digital media components or projects.
Production Grants – support the preparation of a program for distribution. Applicants must submit a script for a radio or television program or a prototype or storyboard for a digital media project that demonstrates a solid command of the humanities ideas and scholarship about the subject. The script for a radio or television program, or prototype or storyboard for a digital media project, must also show how the narrative elements, visual approach, and interactive design combine to present the project’s humanities ideas. Applicants must have consulted with appropriate scholars about the project and obtained their commitment as advisers. Finally, applicants must have recruited the media team, including at a minimum the producer, director, writer, and, for a digital media project, the interactive designer.
Applications that respond to NEH’s new Bridging Cultures initiative are welcome. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally, or within the United States. Please see the program announcements below for further program details.
DEADLINE: August 17, 2011
FUNDING INFORMATION: The NEH normally awards between $40,000 and $75,000 for development projects over a period of six to twelve months. Awards for production grants may range from $100,000 to $800,000 over a period of one to three years. Cost sharing is not required, however NEH is rarely able to support the full costs of projects approved for funding. In most cases, America’s Media Makers grants cover no more than 50-60 percent of project costs.
Division of Public Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Telephone: (202) 606-8269
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# 45.164) 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 members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.