CHECKLIST OF APPLICATION MATERIALS
Before you start your application please remember to review the Eligibility requirements:
A complete application consists of electronic copies of the following items:
- the completed application cover sheet,
- a detailed résumé, curriculum vitae, or brief biography with contact information for two professional references, and
- an application essay as outlined below.
The application cover sheet
The application cover sheet must be filled out online at this address: https://securegrants.neh.gov/education/participants/
Please follow the prompts. Before you click the “submit” button, print out the cover sheet and add it to your application package. Then click “submit.” At this point you will be asked if you want to fill out a cover sheet for another project. If you do, follow the prompts to select the other project and repeat the process.
Note that filling out a cover sheet is not the same as applying, so there is no penalty for changing your mind and filling out cover sheets for several projects. A full application consists of the items listed above, as sent to the project director.
You must submit a separate cover sheet online for each project to which you are applying in order to generate a unique tracking number for each application. Do not copy and paste a new cover sheet.
Résumé and References
Please include a detailed résumé, curriculum vitae, or brief biography (not to exceed five pages).
Be sure the résumé provides the name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of two professional references.
The Application Essay
The most important part of the application is the essay of no more than four double spaced pages. This essay should include any relevant personal and academic information. It should address reasons for applying; the applicant’s interest, both academic and personal, in the subject to be studied; qualifications and experiences that equip the applicant to do the work of the seminar and to make a contribution to a learning community; a statement of what the applicant wants to accomplish by participating; and the relation of the project to the applicant’s professional responsibilities.
In your essay, please discuss any independent study project you propose to complete during the Seminar. Projects can include, but are not limited to, an extended analysis of a particular topic geared toward a scholarly or general audience, a bibliographical essay on relevant and new sources, a new or revised syllabus, or any research project that draws from the methods and perspectives of comparative world history. Participants will have sufficient time to work on independent projects using rich archives and library collections in Washington DC (including the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and Georgetown University Library).
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE
Completed applications, including a copy of the coversheet, should be submitted electronically to the project director at firstname.lastname@example.org, not the NEH, and should be postmarked no later than March 1, 2016 (Please note that we do not need applicants to send hard copies of their applications in addition to the electronic submission). The subject line of the e-mail including your application materials should read “Summer Seminar Application”. Supporting documents should be attached as PDF documents and titled in the following manner:
- Lastname Coversheet.pdf
- Lastname CV.pdf
- Lastname Essay.pdf
Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on Thursday, March 31, 2016, and they will have until Thursday, April 7 to accept or decline the offer.
Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (NEH Summer Seminar or Institute), you may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. TDD: 202/606‑8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).