NEH Summer Stipends Solicitation

Please see the full solicitation for complete information about the funding opportunity. Below is a summary assembled by the Research & Innovation Office (RIO). Please note that the following information is based on guidelines for the previous deadline of this opportunity. Updated guidelines will be posted by NEH by May 15, 2019, so please refer to updated guidelines as they become available.

Program Summary 

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must incorporate analysis and not result solely in the collection of data. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other non-NEH sources of support (for example, sabbaticals and supplementary funding) or grants for the same project during the summer stipend period of performance.


CU Internal Deadline: 11:59pm MST July 31, 2019

Sponsor Application Deadline: September 25, 2019

Internal Application Requirements (all in PDF format)

  • Project Narrative (3 pages maximum, 1 additional page for the bibliography may be included): Please include the following elements: project title, intellectual justification. Please address the following: research and contribution; methodology and work plan; competencies, skills, and access; final product and dissemination.
  • PI Resume (2 pages maximum)
  • Budget Overview (1 page maximum): A basic budget outlining project costs is sufficient; detailed OCG budgets are not required.

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Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Applicants holding tenured or tenure-track positions at institutions of higher education must, however, be nominated by their institutions. Any faculty member is eligible for nomination.

An individual may not hold more than one NEH individual award (for example, a Fellowship, a Public Scholar award, or a Summer Stipend) at the same time. Nor may an individual work on a project supported by an NEH institutional award as either a project director or participant while holding an NEH individual award. An individual may not accept a teaching assignment or undertake any activities diverting the individual from the summer stipend project during the period of performance of the award.

Limited Submission Guidelines

Each institution of higher education in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members.

Award Information

Award Amount: $6,000

Award Duration: Two consecutive months.