Office of Sponsored Programs

NEH Summer Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports scholarship and creative activity in the humanities disciplines. The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those 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 reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.

Fellowships 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 in the humanities. Projects may be at any stage of development.  These awards are highly competitive, and the NEH recommends that applicants attempt funding more than once to improve their chance of receiving funding through the program.

More information about the program, including sample proposals, can be found here.