NEH Encourages Educators to Apply for 2009 Summer Programs in the Humanities

A reprint of a press release of interest.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 3, 2008)—American educators across the country are encouraged to apply now for 2009 summer study opportunities in the humanities. Each summer, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports rigorous national, residential seminars, institutes, and workshops located in the United States and abroad. Program participants receive stipends to help defray travel and living expenses.

For the 2009 Summer Seminars and Institutes, interested teachers must apply for the respective seminars and institutes, 19 for college and university teachers and 31 for school teachers, by March 2, 2009. School teachers can apply to no more than one program, and college and university teachers can apply to no more than two programs. Seminars and Institutes are 2-6 week programs that take place in the United States and abroad. Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers provide K-12 educators with a means to deepen their understanding of important subjects in the humanities. Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers allow faculty members to gain a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities and advance their own teaching and research.

For the 2009 Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops, interested teachers must apply for the respective workshops, 6 for community college faculty and 20 for school teachers, by March 16, 2009. Educators may apply to and participate in no more than two workshops. The Landmarks workshops are 1-week workshops that take place at sites of historical or cultural significance across the nation and provide educators with the opportunity to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics in American history and culture.

For more information about the 2009 summer programs in the humanities for teachers, including eligibility and application information and details about each of the seminars, institutes, and workshops offered, please visit http://www.neh.gov/projects/summer09.html.

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Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports learning in history, literature, philosophy and other areas of the humanities. NEH grants enrich classroom learning, create and preserve knowledge, and bring ideas to life through public television, radio, new technologies, exhibitions, and programs in libraries, museums, and other community places. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at www.neh.gov.

Media Contact: Lindsey Mikal at (202) 606-8317 or Elizabeth Fisher at (202) 208-7098

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