Call for Applications to Direct and Attend NEH Summer Programs

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Important Updates:


  • Draft submission deadline for applications to direct a Summer 2020 project extended to February 6.

  • Summer 2019 Programs are still accepting participant applications. NEH cover sheet web page is up and running.

Design and Direct

a NEH Summer Seminar, Institute, or

Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop

Why direct a NEH summer program?

  • Directors influence their fields of expertise through intensive collegial study.
  • Directors strengthen teaching and scholarship at the undergraduate and K-12 levels.
  • Directors join a distinguished roster of NEH summer program leaders and bring distinction to their home institutions.
  • Directors work with participants from across the country.

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NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes

Designed for K-12 educators or higher education faculty, Seminars and Institutes give participants the opportunity to explore humanities-relevant topics during one- to four-week programs. Their diverse focus of study ranges from Material Maps in the Digital Age, to the Lewis and Clark Trail and Understanding Middle Eastern Millennials.

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Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops

Place-based one-week workshops take K-12 educators to historic sites to explore central themes in American history and government, literature, art, music, and related humanities topics. New Orleans: Music, Culture and Civil Rights, the Battle of the Little Bighorn and the legacy of African Americans in New England are examples of what is studied.

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Click on the image to the left to hear Peter Hershock, co-director of NEH’s 2019 Institute, Colonial Experiences and their Legacies in Southeast Asia, discuss what directing a summer program has meant to him.

We’re ready to help: Call or email us to discuss your ideas.

Seminars and Institutes:

Landmarks of American History and Culture

Application Deadline: February 21, 2019

Attend a NEH Summer Program

K-12 educators can select from 35 Seminars, Institutes and Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops in the summer of 2019. Higher education faculty have 10 programs to choose from.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019