UNCG Sponsored Programs has set an August 9*, 2013, internal review deadline for those researchers interested in applying for 2014 Summer Stipends from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). A diverse committee will review the internal submissions and make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development, who will make the final decision. The Vice Chancellor will announce her decision to all applicants by September 6, 2013, leaving 20 days until the funding agency deadline.
NEH Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is 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. The stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months and can go to projects at any stage of development. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Two faculty members can be nominated. Interested faculty should submit the following materials** electronically to Dr. Valera Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on August 9*, 2013:
- A narrative description of the proposed project not to exceed three (3) single-spaced pages.
- A bibliography of primary and secondary sources in one (1) single-spaced page.
- A vita not to exceed two (2) single-spaced pages.
Special initiative: Bridging Cultures
The Summer Stipends program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or within the United States. International projects might seek to enlarge Americans’ understanding of other places and times, as well as other perspectives and intellectual traditions. American projects might explore the great variety of cultural influences on, and myriad subcultures within, American society. These projects might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest. In connection with a focus on civic discourse, projects might explore the role of women in America’s civic life as well as the civic role of women in other cultures and regions of the world. All applications will be given equal consideration in accordance with the program’s evaluation criteria, whether or not they respond to the Bridging Cultures initiative.
*05/23/13: A previous version of this article stated that the internal review deadline was August 2, 2013. Sponsored Programs has moved that deadline to August 9, 2013.
**05/23/13: A previous version of this article contained a different list of materials to submit electronically to the Sponsored Programs Director by the internal review date. Sponsored Programs has revised the required submission materials to those listed in the current article version.