2020 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Competition

Syracuse University is pleased to announce the launch of the NEH Summer Stipends competition. Click on the link here to view more information.

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, August 26, 2019
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Humanities disciplines and related fields
  • Funding Available: 6,000.00

Summer Stipends support 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, editions. Summer stipends support projects at any stage of development, but most especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective.

Note: Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

Eligibility: Please refer to “Eligibility” heading on page six of the NEH Summer Stipends Notice of Funding Opportunity.

Recipients: For a complete list of NEH Summer Stipend recipients since 2017, please visit this web page.

Terms of the Awards: Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other non-NEH sources of support (for example, sabbaticals and supplementary funding) or grants for the same project during the Summer Stipend period of performance. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.

An individual may not accept a teaching assignment or undertake any activities diverting the individual from the Summer Stipend project during the period of performance of the award.

The principal criteria for selection are:

    • the intellectual significance of the proposed project;
    • the quality or promise of quality of the applicant as an interpreter of the humanities;
    • the quality, clarity, and organization of the project description;
    • the feasibility of the prosed work plan, including dissemination and access plans; and
    • the likelihood that the applicant will complete the project.

Awardees will receive $6,000 for two consecutive months of research and writing. Recipients may begin their awards as early as May 1, 2020.