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Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Grants to USA Hispanic-Serving IHEs
to Strengthen Humanities Programs

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Division of Education Programs

Deadline Date:

07/16/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA IHEs that serve Hispanic populations to enhance the humanities curriculum. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to augment humanities teaching and learning through the implementation of new resources, courses of study, and programs, or enhancing existing ones. Applicants are encouraged to draw on the knowledge of outside scholars who would contribute expertise and fresh insights to the project.

Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills.

The following is a partial list of activities the program may support:

  • Curricular planning and/or community and relationship building that support the institutional mission;
  • Bridge programs for freshmen, first-generation, at-risk, nontraditional, and/or secondary-school students;
  • Creation or revision of courses that focus on close reading, analytical writing, and/or effective speaking, including composition courses designed to help students write better;
  • New or enhanced humanities programs, including new humanities majors, minors, certificates, or concentrations, honors programs, first-year seminars, culturally-relevant or place-based curricula, and capstone courses;
  • Creation of humanities-based curricular pathways towards graduation and/or transfer to four-year institutions, if applicable;
  • Opportunities for faculty members to study together, in order to improve their capacity to teach the humanities;
  • Creation or enhancement of humanities resources for the purpose of teaching, including oral histories, literature or film, teaching modules, or guidelines on how to use humanities resources in the classroom;
  • Development of curriculum-focused digital humanities projects, including podcasts, mapping tools, or digital resources for distance learning that can be used on- or off-line;
  • Partnerships and collaborative projects in the humanities (for example, dual-enrollment agreements in humanities-based courses for college or high-school students); and
  • Collaboration with regional museums, libraries, or historical societies to share resources for teaching and learning; or partnering with a school or school system to strengthen K-12 pathways to higher education.

NEH is especially interested in supporting projects that advance humanities-related work in the following areas:

  • “A More Perfect Union”: NEH Special Initiative Advancing Civic Education and Commemorating the Nation’s 250th Anniversary
  • Standing Together
  • Protecting our Cultural Heritage

For further details on these topics, see https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Humanities%20Initiatives%20NOFO%202020%2020200716-AA-AB-AC-AD-AE_3.pdf#page=5 ;

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144094

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $150,000

Term of Contract:

The period of performance is one to three years, with a start date as early as February 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

U.S. accredited public or 501(c)(3) private Hispanic-Serving Institutions of higher education are eligible to apply.

To determine whether your institution is eligible, begin by consulting the most recent Eligibility Matrix, compiled by the Department of Education and available here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/idues/eligibility.html . Scroll down to the middle of the webpage; then click on “Eligibility Matrix 2020.”

The Eligibility Matrix is a read-only Excel worksheet that lists data for all potentially eligible postsecondary institutions. First, locate your institution’s name in column A (“Institution Name”). Next, scroll across to look at column AS (“HSI Elig”). If the row for your institution in that column appears green and has a number 5 or 6, you are affiliated with an eligible institution.

Another way to establish the institution’s eligibility is by visiting the Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education Institutional Service website here: https://hepis.ed.gov/title3and5/ . Click on “Application for Designation as an Eligible Institution.” Then click on “Check Main Campus Eligibility.” Enter the name of your institution or OPE ID number. Select your institution and click on “View Eligibility.”

Finally, you may establish the institution’s eligibility with a 2019 or 2020 letter or other document from the Department of Education, certifying Title V eligibility.

Other Eligibility Information: https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Humanities%20Initiatives%20NOFO%202020%2020200716-AA-AB-AC-AD-AE_3.pdf#page=8

Funding Restrictions: https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Humanities%20Initiatives%20NOFO%202020%2020200716-AA-AB-AC-AD-AE_3.pdf#page=26

Pre-proposal Conference:

Interested in applying for an NEH Humanities Initiatives grant? Attend this live webinar to learn more about this grant program and how to apply – NEH staff will be on hand to answer questions! This opportunity is available for colleges, universities, community colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

Day and Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Register online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2975533956177513485

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application available: June 1, 2020
- Optional Draft due: June 18, 2020
- Application due: July 16, 2020 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time
- Project start date: February 1, 2021

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by email in December 2020.

Applicants must have a DUNS number to apply. Ensure your SAM.gov and Grants.gov registrations and passwords are current. NEH will not grant deadline extensions for lack of registration. Registration in all systems, including SAM.gov and Grants.gov, may take up to 1 month to complete.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327436

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Division of Education Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506

202-606-2324
hi@neh.gov

Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing (TTY users) can contact NEH via Federal Relay at 800-877-8399.

Grants.gov Help Desk: support@grants.gov

CFDA Number:

45.162

Funding or Pin Number:

20200716-AA-AB-AC-AD-AE

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