Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants

Funding Opportunity ID: 297393
Opportunity Number: 20171129-ZA
Opportunity Title: Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 45.162
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: The only eligible applicants are U.S. nonprofit institutions of higher education with PhD programs in the humanities.
Agency Code: NEH
Agency Name: National Endowment for the Humanities
Posted Date: Sep 14, 2017
Close Date: Nov 29, 2017
Last Updated Date: Sep 14, 2017
Award Ceiling: $50,000
Award Floor: $2
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: In recent years, research published by Humanities Indicators, among others, has revealed that humanities PhDs pursue careers in many different professions—both inside and outside academia. Yet most humanities PhD programs in the United States still prepare students primarily for tenure-track professor positions at colleges and universities. The increasing shortage of such positions has changed students’ expected career outcomes. NEH therefore hopes to assist universities in devising a new model of doctoral education, which can both transform the understanding of what it means to be a humanities scholar and promote the integration of the humanities in the public sphere. Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants support universities in preparing to institute wide-ranging changes in humanities doctoral programs. Humanities knowledge and methods can make an even more substantial impact on society if students are able to translate what they learn in doctoral programs into a multitude of careers. Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants are designed to bring together various important constituencies to discuss and strategize, and then to produce plans that will transform scholarly preparation in the humanities at the doctoral level. Students will be prepared to undertake various kinds of careers, and humanities PhD programs will increase their relevance for the twenty-first century. Grantee institutions must provide funds raised from nonfederal third parties equal to the grant funds released by NEH.
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Research and Development

Funding Opportunity ID: 292772
Opportunity Number: 20170608-PR
Opportunity Title: Research and Development
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see “Cultural Affairs” in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 45.149
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: NEH
Agency Name: National Endowment for the Humanities
Posted Date: Mar 27, 2017
Close Date: Jun 08, 2017
Last Updated Date: Mar 27, 2017
Award Ceiling: $350,000
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials. This program recognizes that finding solutions to complex problems often requires forming interdisciplinary project teams, bringing together participants with expertise in the humanities; in preservation; and in information, computer, and natural science. All projects must demonstrate how advances in preservation and access would benefit the cultural heritage community in supporting humanities research, teaching, or public programming.
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