College Grants & Sponsored Programs

NEH Summer Stipends 2022 Competition - Call for Proposals

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Summer Stipends Program Page | NEH Summer Stipend Guidelines

Preliminary Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, July 13th at 5 PM ET

About Summer Stipends:

NEH Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. The program accomplishes these goals by providing small awards to individuals pursuing research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both; supporting projects at any stage of development, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective; and funding a wide range of individuals, including independent scholars, community college faculty, and non-teaching staff at universities

Eligible projects usually result in books, articles, digital materials and publications, archaeological reports, translations, editions, and other scholarly resources. Tenured and tenure-track applicants with a college affiliation must be nominated by their institutions. Non-tenure-track faculty may apply without a nomination. Summer stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Projects may start as early as May 1, 2023 and as late as September 1, 2024. Funds may support compensation, travel, or other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

A recording of the NEH webinar held on Wednesday, May 18 is available here. The webinar will introduces the program, describes the application and nomination process, and provides application-writing suggestions.

A second webinar focused on application writing strategies will be held on August 17, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET. You can join the webinar here.

To Apply:

Submit an internal application (via email to Mercedes Susi, senior associate director of sponsored programs & faculty fellowships, at by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13th. The review process will be chaired by Dean Jennifer Fredricks. Internal application materials may be submitted in draft format. Nominees are encouraged to use the time between the outcome of the internal competition and the NEH deadline to revise and strengthen their proposal materials.

Please submit of the following items for consideration:

1. Narrative (maximum of 3 pages) saved as a PDF. Full content requirements can be found in the Summer Stipends guidelines. Please use the following section headings:

  • Significance and contribution
  • Organization and methods
  • Competencies, skills, and access
  • Final product and dissemination

2. Work plan (maximum 1 page) saved as a PDF. This attachment should:

  • Summarize your work plan, describing the part or stage of the project that will be supported by the Summer Stipend and the activities or steps that you will use during the period of performance to carry it out. Use a timeline that includes each activity. Your work plan must be based on a full-time commitment to the project for two consecutive months; part-time work is not allowed. If you do not anticipate finishing the entire project during the period of performance, discuss your plan for doing so.

3. Résumé (maximum 2 pages) saved as a PDF. Please include the following sections:

  • Current and past positions
  • Education: list degrees, dates awarded, and titles of theses or dissertations
  • Awards and honors: include dates. If you have received prior support from NEH, indicate the dates of these awards and the products that resulted from them
  • Publications: include full citations for publications and presentations
  • Other relevant professional activities and accomplishments
  • Level of competence in any relevant foreign languages

All materials should have one-inch margins, a font size no smaller than 11 pts., and single-spacing.

Internal Competition & Program Timeline:

  • May 18, 2022 – NEH webinar for prospective applicants from 2:00-3:00 PM ET
  • July 13, 2022 – Internal applications are due to Mercedes Susi by 5:00 PM ET
  • July 29, 2022 – Internal applicants will be notified of status by end of day
  • Aug. 17, 2022 – NEH webinar focused on application writing strategies from 2:00-3:00 PM ET
  • Sept. 21, 2022 – NEH deadline for applications
  • April 15, 2023 – NEH will notify applicants via email

Additional information, including application guidelines, previously recorded program webinars, sample narratives from successful applications, and program statistics, can be found on the Summer Stipends program page.

Questions? Please contact Mercedes Susi ( or (518) 388-6984).