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Social Science, Arts and Humanities

Public Scholar Program

The Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Some humanities scholarship is necessarily specialized, but the humanities can also engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship, making appropriate use of primary and/or secondary sources. They must also be written in a readily accessible style, addressing significant humanities themes in a way that will appeal to a large audience of general readers. Applications to write books directed primarily to scholars are not appropriate for this program. By establishing the Public Scholar Program, NEH has entered a long-term commitment to encourage scholarship in the humanities for general audiences. The program is open to both individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions and to independent scholars, researchers, and writers. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Application Due : February 07, 2018

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Teachers and College and University Faculty

K-12 educators and college and university faculty:  NEH’s 2018 Summer Programs are now accepting applications to participate in one- to four-week summer study and professional development programs.

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes provide educators opportunities to explore topics relevant to K-12 or higher education in the humanities. This summer, NEH grants will support 52 programs across the United States on a wide range of subjects including: Cold War era art, music, and film; the impact of the 1918 Spanish Flu on U.S. and world history; Alabama’s civil rights legacy; and Roman Daily Life.

Application Due : March 01, 2018

NEA Art Works I, FY2019

An organization may submit only one application through one of the following FY 2019 categories: Art Works or Challenge America. If an organization applies to the Challenge America category, it may not submit another application to the Art Works category. The Arts Endowment's support of a project may start on or after January 1, 2019. Generally, a period of performance of up to two years is allowed. Art Works Program Description To support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required.

Application Due : February 15, 2018

Department of Housing and Urban Development

National Institute of Food and Agriculture