National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Research Programs
12/01/21 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, and tribal governments for joint research projects on humanities-related topics. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support activities in the areas of manuscript preparation, scholarly digital projects, planning international collaboration, and conferences. Projects are intended to produce outcomes such as books, articles, scholarly digital projects, and digital publications.
The Collaborative Research Program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through collaboration between two or more scholars. The program comprises four funding categories that support different types of collaborative projects and projects at different stages of development:
For further details on each of these categories, see https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Collaborative%20Research%20NOFO%202021%2020211201-RZ1.pdf#page=5.
The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities, and lead to manuscripts for print publication or to scholarly digital products.
Projects may propose research in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged but must pursue a humanistic research agenda. Collaborations among different types of institutions are welcome. For example, research universities might partner with teaching colleges, libraries, museums, or independent research institutions. NEH encourages applications from Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.
Scholars may be drawn from one or more institutions. International collaborations are encouraged, but projects must maintain an equitable balance between scholars at U.S. institutions and non-U.S. institutions (see C3. Other Eligibility Information).
Applicants must propose tangible and sustainable outcomes as the end goal of the project, even if completion lies beyond the period of performance of the award. Such outcomes may include, but are not limited to, co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; a series of peer-reviewed articles in academic journals or articles in general audience publications or both; and open-access scholarly digital projects. All project outcomes must address at least one stated humanities research question and must convey interpretive humanities work. Applicants must present a plan to disseminate the project’s results.
Allowable costs include, but are not limited to, salary replacement; compensation of collaborators, consultants, and research assistants; fringe benefits; and travel, lodging, and per diem costs for workshop and conference participants.
For NEH Areas of Interest, see https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Collaborative%20Research%20NOFO%202021%2020211201-RZ1.pdf#page=7.
GrantWatch ID#: 151112
Approximately 20 grants
- Planning International Collaboration: Up to $25,000
- Conference: Up to $100,000
- Manuscript Preparation: Up to $250,000
- Scholarly Digital Projects: Up to $250,000
All projects must have a start date no earlier than October 1, 2022, and no later than September 1, 2023.
Period of performance:
- Planning International Collaboration: Six to twelve months
- Conference: Up to two years
- Manuscript Preparation: One to three years
- Scholarly Digital Projects: One to three years
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications are to be submitted electronically via Grants.gov.
Draft submissions must be emailed to email@example.com.
For questions about the program, contact:
Division of Research Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
For questions about administrative requirements or allowable costs, contact:
NEH Office of Grant Management
For questions about registering or renewing your registration with login.gov or SAM.gov, contact:
Federal Service Desk
U.S. calls: 866-606-8220
International calls: +1 334-206-7828
For assistance in registering with or submitting your application through Grants.gov, contact:
Grants.gov Applicant Support
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