NEH Grants for Undergraduate Teaching – Sept/Oct Deadlines

The National Endowment for the Humanities supports undergraduate course development through:

  • Enduring Questions Course Grants (new courses)
  • Teaching Development Fellowships (existing courses)

Enduring Questions Course Grants (up to $25,000)
What is the good life?  What is beauty?  What is friendship?  What is the relationship between humans and the natural world
?  Enduring questions such as these have long held interest to college students and allow for a special, intense dialogue across generations.

The National Endowment for the Humanities will award Enduring Questions course grants, which support a college faculty member from any discipline with up to $25,000 to develop a new humanities course at the undergraduate level on a question of enduring significance, to be taught at the sponsoring institution at least twice during the grant period. The application deadline is September 15, 2009. For more information and instructions, please see the grant guidelines at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions.html

Teaching Development Fellowships (up to $21,000)
The National Endowment for the Humanities will award Teaching Development Fellowships to support college and university teachers pursuing research aimed specifically at improving an existing undergraduate course that the applicant has taught already in three different terms and will continue to teach. The research undertaken as a part of the project may involve engaging with fundamental texts or sources, exploring related subjects or academic disciplines, or cultivating neglected areas of learning. Research in any area of the humanities is welcome.

Teaching Development Fellowships cover periods from three to five months and carry stipends of $4,200 per month. Thus, the maximum stipend is $21,000 for a five-month award period. The application deadline is October 1, 2009. For more information and instructions, please see the grant guidelines at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/TD_Fellowships.html.

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3 responses to “NEH Grants for Undergraduate Teaching – Sept/Oct Deadlines

  1. Alma Barrett

    it’s wonderful when teachers at this level are recognized as among the most important scholars in every world, when they have the power to inspire future generations and pass along the magic.

  2. ALMA

    Are these grants available again in 2010? Is there any funding with NEH or elsewhere for High School teachers teaching humanities? It always seems a shame High School *or Jr. High, or Middle school for that matter, the earlier the better to let their connections to arts and humanities develop, and brain research shows the arts to have many cognitive development advantage — see Dana Foundation’s statistics(. are left out as at those levels of education there is the least flexibility in schedules, after school activities that are required. USA’s High school and Jr High and Middle School teachers have some of the hardest (and most thankless) jobs in the country.

    • ALSCW

      Dear Stephen,
      Thank You for the comment. Please send any inquiries to our email at alsc@bu.edu and we will get back to you as soon as possible. I apologize for the wait. Our office was closed over the holidays and all of our interns have only started working again this week.

      Kathie
      ALSCW Staff Intern
      Technology and Records Management

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