OSP FO# 12-030

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)/ Division of Research Programs

PROGRAM: NEH Summer Stipends

OBJECTIVES: Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months and they support projects at any stage of development.

The Summer Stipends program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or within the United States. International projects might seek to enlarge Americans’ understanding of other places and times, as well as other perspectives and intellectual traditions. American projects might explore the great variety of cultural influences on, and myriad subcultures within, American society. These projects might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest.

Please see the link to the program announcement below for further details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Only individual applicants are eligible to apply for Summer Stipends. Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges or universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Each college and university in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members. Any faculty member is eligible for nomination.

All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline. While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible to apply. Applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting its conferral may apply, but such applicants need a letter from the dean of the conferring school, attesting to the applicant’s status as of September 27, 2012. This letter must be received by the Summer Stipends program by October 17, 2012.

Individuals who have held or been awarded a major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent within the three academic years prior to the deadline are ineligible. A “major fellowship or research grant” is a postdoctoral research award that provides a stipend of at least $15,000. Sabbaticals and grants from an individual’s own institution and stipends and grants from other sources supporting study and research during the summer are not considered major fellowships.

BU Internal Deadline: August 6, 2012
Application Deadline: September 27, 2012

FUNDING INFORMATION: Summer 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.

Summer Stipends
National Endowment for the Humanities
Division of Research Programs, Room 318
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20506
Telephone: (202) 606-8200
Email: stipends@neh.gov
Web: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

INTERNAL REVIEW PROCESS: Each institution is permitted to nominate two individuals. Faculty wishing to be considered for nomination should forward: (1) a letter of recommendation from the appropriate Department Chair or Research Mentor, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a brief description of your research to the University Fellowship and Scholarship Committee, Office of the Provost, One Silber Way (8th Floor), Boston, MA 02215. All nomination material should be received by Monday, August 6, 2012.

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). Applicants must register in the Grants.gov system as individuals. Please see the complete program guidelines for instructions regarding the individual registration process. NEH Summer Stipend applications are not submitted through Boston University’s institutional Grants.gov registration.

Complete program guidelines and application material (CFDA# 45.160) may be obtained from the web sites 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.