2022 NEH Summer Stipends Call for Proposals – Internal Deadline: July 15, 2021

The call for proposals for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends has been released.  Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research 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.

Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing for projects beginning as early as May 2022.  Interested faculty should review the guidelines for eligibility and program information at the program information page http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends.

NEH Summer Stipends Webinar

NEH staff will host a webinar describing the program, including eligibility, the application and nomination processes, and suggestions for writing an effective application. The presentation will include a chance to ask questions.  To watch the presentation, click on this link. 

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time: 2-3 PM (Eastern time)

The webinar will be recorded so people can watch it later.  It will be posted on the program information page several days after the presentation.

Nomination and Application

George Mason University tenured and tenure-track faculty members teaching full-time who wish to apply for an NEH Summer Stipend must be nominated.  The nominating official for the NEH Summer Stipends competition is Dr. Ann Ardis, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Universities may only nominate two faculty members, and Mason has established an internal review and nomination procedure to determine which two applications will go forward.  Potential nominees must submit the following documents by Thursday, July 15, 2021 by email to Judy Herbert (jherber3@gmu.edu), Administrative Assistant in CHSS, to be considered for nomination:

  • Project Narrative (please see NEH guidelines – not to exceed 3 single-spaced pages)
  • Bibliography – not to exceed one single-spaced page
  • Resume – not to exceed 2 pages

All applicants will be notified by the end of August on the outcome of the internal review.  Nominees must then complete their submission to NEH by September 22, 2021.   

Proposal questions may be addressed directly to Summer Stipends staff at stipends@neh.gov.  Prospective applicants may also contact Dr. Michele Schwietz (mschwiet@gmu.edu), Associate Dean for Research in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.