California Arts Council

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*Summer Seminars and Institutes
National Endowment for the Humanities

These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks. The duration of a program should allow for a rigorous treatment of its topic.
NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes will:
  • extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts, and issues;
  • contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants;
  • build a community of inquiry and provide models of civility and excellent scholarship and teaching; and
  • promote effective links between teaching and research in the humanities.
An NEH Summer Seminar or Institute may be hosted by a college, university, school system, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, or a cultural or professional organization. The host site must be appropriate for the project, providing facilities for scholarship and collegial interaction. These programs are designed for a national audience of teachers.


Contact: NEH’s Division of Education Programs
Phone: 202.606.8471
Grant link:
Deadline: 03-01-2012

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