NEH Summer Stipends for 2011

The IHC is now accepting applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2010 Summer Stipend program. To be considered for a summer stipend, faculty members must submit all application materials to the IHC by Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

This is a limited submission funding opportunity. As a campus UCSB may submit only two applications.

NEH Summer Stipends support individuals working full-time on a humanities project at any stage of development by providing $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.

Recipients have produced articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Work in the creative arts or performing arts—such as the writing of fiction or poetry, painting, sculpting composing or performing music, acting, directing, and dance—is not eligible.

Summer Stipend recipients may hold other research grants during the tenure of their awards, but they must work full-time on their projects during the two months of their tenure. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are eligible to apply for a Summer Stipend.

Individuals who have held a major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent within the last 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. Individuals who have previously received a Summer Stipend may apply to support a new stage in their project. These applications will be judged by the same criteria as other applications. Previous recipients, however, must wait five years from the time they received their award to reapply.

The program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s new 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.

Application Process:

To be eligible for a summer stipend, applicants must submit five copies of the application materials, prepared following instructions in the NEH guidelines, to the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC), 6046 HSSB by 5 pm Wednesday, September 1, 2010.

Members of the IHC’s Faculty Advisory Board will serve as the committee recommending nominations for this award. Nominations will be announced by September 15th to give applicants time to revise their proposals for submission to the NEH.

For full information about the stipend and application materials, visit http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html.

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