NEH Summer Stipends


Internal Deadline:  July 15, 2022

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends for Summer 2023 stipends has been released.

See the NEH website for more information:

Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing for projects beginning as early as May 2023. 

George Mason University tenured and tenure-track faculty members teaching full-time who wish to apply for an NEH Summer Stipend must be nominated.  

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 Friday, July 15, 2022 by email to the CHSS Dean's Office to Judy Herbert (, to be considered for nomination:

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

NEH will host a webinar about the program, with suggestions for writing an effective application on Microsoft Teams (use the NEH Summer Stipends link to register).  A recording will be available afterwards if you aren't able to attend at this date/time:

  • Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Time: 2-3 PM Eastern Time

The CHSS Research team hosted a Zoom panel of Mason Summer Stipend recipients on June 21, 2021.  The recording is available on the CHSS Research SharePoint site.  Follow this link to request access to this wonderful resource: CHSS Research Resources SharePoint site.

Information about the nomination process is described in this PowerPoint presentation from June 2021: CHSS NEH Summer Stipends - Nomination Process Slides

Proposal questions may be addressed directly to Summer Stipends staff at

Prospective applicants may also contact Dr. Michele Schwietz (, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.