The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities* scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must incorporate analysis and not result solely in the collection of data. NEH Summer Stipends provides $6,000 to support an individual scholar’s continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of 2 summer months. Funding will support projects at any stage of development. NEH funds may provide recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

*NEH defines humanities as the study and interpretation of: modern and classical language; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.

Eligibility and Nomination: Faculty members with tenured or tenure-track positions who teach full-time at institutions of higher education are eligible to apply for a Summer Stipend, but NEH rules govern that you must be nominated by your institution in order to apply and that each institution may only nominate up to two applicants. Thus, please do not submit an application directly to NEH; you must apply first to the internal St. Catherine University competition, and only if you are selected as a campus nominee, can you proceed to apply to NEH.

Application Deadlines

  • Internal nomination applications are due to the APDC committee by August 20, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application approximately two weeks after the submission deadline by SPREE.
  • St. Kate’s nominated applicants must submit their NEH Summer Stipends application to Grants.gov by September 22, 2021. Applicants are expected to be notified of their award status in April, 2022.
  • Period of Performance: Projects may begin as early as May 1, 2022 for a period of two summer months.

NEH Summer Stipend Internal Grant Application

NEH Summer Stipend Internal Grant Application Instructions

NEH Summer Stipend Rubric