National Endowment for the Humanties (NEH) Summer Stipend Program

About NEH Summer Stipends:

  • An outright award of $6,000 to an individual scholar for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.
  • Full-time faculty, part-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff are all eligible to apply; however, full-time faculty must be nominated by the University.
  • The University can nominate only two full-time faculty per application cycle.
  • Individuals with major fellowships or grants (more than $15,000) in the past three years are ineligible.
  • Special projects (e.g. translations) may require samples.

Program Guidelines and Resources:

2016 Summer Stipend Program Guidelines

Program Summary and Links to Resources - This site includes FAQs, a list of recent awards and sample successful summer stipend proposals.


UNI Internal – September 9, 2016    

NEH Program – September 29, 2016

UNI Nomination Process:

Full-time faculty who plan to submit applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipend Program must participate in an internal competition for the two University nominations available.

The deadline to compete for the internal nomination is 5 PM Sept. 9, 2016.  

E-mail or send applications to RSP via campus mail use mail code 0394.

Applications should be consistent with NEH guidelines and must include:

  1. three-page narrative
  2. one-page bibliography
  3. two-page resume
  4. any samples, if required

Applications will be reviewed by a Humanities Review Committee composed of faculty members from colleges that include humanities-related fields.  

The Committee will first examine which applications best address the areas requested in the NEH Program Announcement for the project narrative and then select nominees based on the five review criteria specified in the program announcement.  For further details, please visit 2016 Summer Stipend Program Guidelines.

Nomination will be announced Sept. 19, 2016. The Committee’s comments on all proposals will be shared and may be used by nominees in final revisions before the NEH electronic due date of Sept. 29, 2016. Individuals are responsible for the final submission to NEH through the system, but RSP staff is available to assist. Note, RSP recommends beginning the electronic submission process at least one day before the submission due date.

More Information or Assistance:

Email Kerri Robinson or call 273-6482 for more program information or for assistance with proposal preparation.