OSP FO# 11-178

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

PROGRAM: Enduring Questions

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding to encourage faculty and students at the undergraduate level to grapple with the most fundamental concerns of the humanities, and to join together in deep, sustained programs of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.

The Enduring Questions program will support new humanities courses at the undergraduate level: their design and preparation, teaching, and assessment, as well as ancillary activities that enhance faculty-student intellectual community. Courses may be taught by faculty from any department or discipline in the humanities or by faculty outside the humanities (e.g., astronomy, biology, economics, law, mathematics, medicine, psychology), provided humanities sources are central to the course.

Applicants must have the president, provost, dean, program chair, or department chair certify in writing that the institution supports the proposed course, that it is new, and will be offered at least twice.

DEADLINES: September 15, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: NEH anticipates providing up to $25,000 in outright funds for projects serving a single institution. The grant period may run between eighteen and thirty-six months. Recipients may begin their grants as early as May 1, 2012, but must begin no later than January 1, 2013.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Enduring Questions
Division of Education Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
Room 302
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Telephone: (202) 606-8380
E-mail: enduringquestions@neh.gov
Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/enduringquestions.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# 45.163) 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 ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.