National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends for Summer 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, educational, and other scholarly tools. The Stipend supports full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months and successful applicants receive an outright award of $6,000. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year. The Summer Stipends Program accepts applications from researchers, teachers, and writers regardless of their institutional affiliation. Only individual applicants are eligible to apply for Summer Stipends. Applicants with college or university affiliations, however, must be nominated by their institutions. (Only non-faculty members, adjunct and part-time faculty and independent scholars may apply online without a nomination). 

How to Apply Through FAU 

Each college and university in the United States may nominate two faculty members per campus. Each can be either a junior or a senior faculty member. NEH defines junior nominees as academic applicants at the rank of assistant professor or instructor or who are at comparably early stages of their careers. Those holding the rank of associate professor or professor will be considered senior nominees. If there are several individuals who would like to be considered as a campus nominee, the University must appoint an internal ad hoc committee to review the applications for each rank, to determine the nominee. Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the guidelines and application instructions located on the NEH website

To be considered for nomination by FAU, faculty must submit a brief 1-page summary of your project to Camille E. Coley, JD, CRA, Associate Vice President for Research, at no later than Monday, August 17, 2015. If there are more than two applications in each ranking on any campus, an ad hoc committee will be convened to select the nominees. You will be notified by Monday August 31, 2015, whether or not you have been selected to submit a full application. The NEH submission deadline is October 1, 2015. To get full details about the NEH application, go to

Submission Process: 
All applications must be submitted through GrantsERA and No paper proposals will be accepted. Please contact your college's proposal and contract administrator prior to submission. 

If you have never submitted a proposal through FAU's GrantsERA System, please contact Patrice Cochran, Research Program Coordinator, at 561-297-2314 or to obtain GrantsERA training. 

New Applicants to 
Applicants who have never registered as individual applicants at must go here and enter Funding Opportunity Number: 20151001-FT. 

Tip: NEH strongly recommends that you complete your registration at least one week before the application deadline. has provided easy step-by-step instructions in PDF format. 

Returning Applicants to 
Applicants who have registered as individuals for past competitions need not re-register with to submit their Summer Stipends proposals. Applicants who lose their username and password can request a reminder here

If you have problems registering with, contact the help desk at 1-800-518-4726 or  

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