Limited Submissions are extramural funding opportunities that limit the number applications submitted per institution. Faculty that are interested in applying for a limited submission that is not posted on InfoReady must contact the Office of the Vice President for Research to verify their eligibility and ensure that another application has not been selected to submit. Failure to comply with this internal submission process may lead to the automatic rejection of a proposal selected by the University of Utah.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program
Deadline: August 5th, 2019
Application link: NEH Summer Stipends, 20180926-FT
In addition to its fellowship program, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports a summer stipend program for faculty. Summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Summer stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months, at any stage of the project’s development. Approximately 9% are funded in a typical year.
Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials & publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation.
The NEH Summer Stipend Program has both an internal and external deadline. The internal deadline exists because this is a limited submission opportunity, with only two applications allowed to be forwarded to the NEH. If you would like your application to be considered, it must be submitted to the University of Utah InfoReady competition site by August 5th, 2019.
The Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) selects applications to forward to NEH, (in consultation with the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Humanities, and a faculty representative from every college where an application has been submitted.)
Questions should be directed to Jakob Jensen, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Humanities. More information on the application process can be found HERE.
What do I need to submit for the internal competition?
Just the application narrative. That is, just the three-page narrative describing the project. We don't need any other document or letters of support for the internal competition.
How many applications does the VPR forward to NEH?
Institutions are allowed to forward two applications for the competition.
Has a University of Utah faculty member ever won the NEH summer stipend?
Yes. It is very competitive, but we have won multiple NEH summer stipends. For example, last year both of our nominees won the NEH summer stipend.
Is this only for faculty in the College of Humanities?
No. Any faculty member at the University of Utah can apply.
Can I apply to both the NEH Fellowship and the NEH summer stipend?
Yes, you can apply to both. In fact, NEH program officers expect applicants to apply to both. The NEH summer stipend only supports a few summer months of work, so it should be narrower in scope.
If I didn't apply for the NEH fellowship in April, then can I still apply for the
NEH summer stipend?
Yes. It is not a requirement that you go for both. You can, but you don't have to.
Sample Application Narratives
American History Summer Stipends Sample Application (PDF)
American Literature Summer Stipends Sample Application (PDF)
Art History Summer Stipends Sample Application (PDF)
Latin American Studies Summer Stipends Sample Application (PDF)
Philosophy Summer Stipends Sample Application (PDF)