Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribal Governments, and IHEs for the Translation and Preparation of Humanities Texts

Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations Program


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Division of Research Programs
CFDA Number: 45.161
Funding or PIN Number: 20221130-RQ
Array ( )

Geographic Focus

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/29/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs for the translation and preparation of humanities texts. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Applications are encouraged for long-term and short-term editorial projects, as well as projects that are at a planning stage. The program supports continuous full-time or part-time activities. Projects must be undertaken by at least two scholars working collaboratively.

The Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations program provides grants to organizations to support collaborative teams who are editing, annotating, and translating foundational humanities texts that are vital to scholarship but are currently inaccessible or only available in inadequate editions or translations. Typically, the texts are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but works in other humanities fields may also be the subject of an edition.

Projects should embody the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing (ADE) or the Modern Language Association (MLA) Committee on Scholarly Editions. Editions and translations must contain scholarly apparatus appropriate to their subject matter and format, including introductions and annotations that explain form, transmission, and their historical and intellectual contexts. For translation projects, you must also explain your theory and method of translation for the proposed work.

In addition to English-language texts, organizations may submit proposals for editions in the original language (English or non-English) or the translation of non-English language texts into English, but not for translations of texts into any language other than English.

The dissemination of edited materials may be in print or digital formats, or a combination of both. NEH expects recipients to provide broad access to all NEH-funded products, insofar as the condition of the materials and intellectual property rights allow. NEH strongly encourages projects that offer free public access to digital materials.

NEH encourages applications from minority-serving institutions, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to apply, you must be established in the United States or its jurisdictions as one of the following organization types:
- A nonprofit organization recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- An accredited institution of higher education (public or nonprofit)
- A state or local government or one of their agencies
- A federally recognized Native American Tribal government

If you are an eligible applicant, you may apply on behalf of a consortium of collaborating organizations. If NEH selects your proposal for funding, you will be programmatically, legally, and fiscally responsible for the award.

Individuals and other organizations, including foreign and for-profit entities, are ineligible.

NEH does not make awards to other federal entities. If your project is so closely intertwined with a federal entity that the project takes on characteristics of the federal entity’s own authorized activities, it is ineligible. You may use funds from, or sites and materials controlled by, other federal entities in your project, but you may not use them as gifts to release NEH matching funds.

NEH does not provide financial assistance to foreign institutions or organizations. If you are an eligible domestic entity, you may apply for collaborative projects involving foreign organizations provided you do not use NEH funds for the purpose of issuing subawards to any foreign organization, as defined in 2 CFR §§ 200.1 and .331(a). You may obtain the services of foreign individuals and consultants to carry out programmatic activities on a fee-for-service basis, as specified in 2 CFR § 200.459. You may obtain goods and services from foreign vendors, such as in-country transportation services, in accordance with 2 CFR § 200.331(b). If you plan to submit an application involving international collaboration, contact program staff.

Funding Restrictions:

Pre-Proposal Conference
A live question and answer webinar will take place on Friday, September 15, at 10:30 a.m. Please pre-register using the link here:

Pre-Application Information
- Application available: August 11, 2022
- Optional draft due: September 23, 2022 and September 22, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Deadline: November 30, 2022 and November 29, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Expected notification date: August 31, 2023 for the 2022 deadline; August 2024 for the 2023 deadline
- Project start date: October 1, 2023-September 1, 2024

Before submitting its application, your organization must register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and You should allow several weeks to register with SAM and NEH will not waive the online submission requirement or extend the application deadline to allow additional time for you to complete registration with SAM or

NEH encourages, but does not require, you to submit a draft for staff review. This optional review is not part of the formal selection process and has no bearing on the final funding decision. However, previous applicants have found it useful to strengthen their applications. You must submit your draft by September 23, 2022 (for proposals submitted for the 2022 deadline), or by September 22, 2023 (for proposals submitted for the 2023 deadline), at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

NEH recommends you submit your application 48 hours prior to the deadline so that you have time to correct any technical errors eGMS has notified you of or that you have discovered. It is your responsibility to correct any errors prior to the deadline.

Applicants may submit multiple applications for separate and distinct projects under this notice.

View this grant opportunity on

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

View webinar recording:

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Approximately 20 grants per deadline.

Estimated Size of Grant
- Applicants may request up to $150,000 per year in outright or matching funds, not to exceed $100,000 per year in outright funds, for a total award of up to $450,000.
- Projects at a planning stage may request up to $65,000 in outright funds.

Term of Contract
One to three years with a start date between October 1, 2023, and September 1, 2024 (for proposals submitted for the 2022 deadline), or between October 1, 2024, and September 1, 2025 (for proposals submitted for the 2023 deadline).

Proposed projects at the planning stage may request a period of performance of up to two years.

Contact Information
If you choose to submit a draft proposal, email it as an attachment to

If you have questions about the program, contact:

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

If you have questions about administrative requirements or allowable costs, contact:

Office of Grant Management
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506

Grant News
Live Chat Chat Now