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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribes, and IHEs for Humanities Programs Related to Wars and Conflicts

Dialogues on the Experience of War


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Funding Source
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Division of Education Programs
CFDA Number: 45.163
Funding or PIN Number: 20230907-AV
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/07/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, Tribes, and IHEs for humanities programs related to wars and conflicts. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to one month to complete. The purpose of the program is to support the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Dialogues discussion groups may include exclusively veterans (including a subset of veterans such as students or residents of a group facility); civilians; military-affiliated persons; or any mix of these groups.

The Dialogues on the Experience of War program supports the study and discussion of humanities sources that address the experiences of military service and war from a wide variety of perspectives. In recognition of the importance of the humanities in helping Americans to understand the meaning and experiences of military service and war, Dialogues projects encourage veterans and nonveterans to reflect collectively on such topics as civic engagement, veteran identity, the legacies of war, service, and homecoming. Project teams should include humanities scholars, military veterans, and individuals with relevant experience.

Dialogues projects may take a wide variety of forms, including:

  • Bridge programs for veterans seeking to further or resume their education
  • Community discussion series hosted by veterans’ organizations and cultural institutions such as museums or theaters 
  • Undergraduate or graduate courses that train students to lead discussions on campus or in the local community
  • Seminars for members of the public
  • Reading and discussion programs for veterans in the justice system or in group housing
  • Discussion series centered on local historical collections, memorial sites, film series, or exhibits

Dialogues projects must include:

  • Discussion programs: The convening (in person or virtual) of at least two sustained discussion series focused on humanities resources and themes that address the experiences of war and military service and that explore at least two different conflicts in depth. Dialogues discussion groups may comprise military veterans only (including subsets of veterans such as students or residents of a group facility); or any mix of nonveterans, veterans, and military-affiliated persons;
  • Preparatory programs: The creation of an in person or virtual preparatory program to recruit and train a cohort of individuals, and then to select and mentor some or all of them to serve as facilitators for the discussion programs.


  • 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

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

Awards made under this notice may not be used for the following purposes:
- Development of curricular or pedagogical methods or theories
- Discussion programs comprised entirely of public-facing programs or events that do not involve sustained discussion of humanities sources
- Preparation of courses for high school students, or a program of study in higher education. Note: for applicants wishing to focus on curricular development projects at higher education institutions, consider the Humanities Connections or Humanities Initiatives programs
- Commercial, for-profit, or proprietary textbook research or revision
- Doctoral dissertations, theses, or research pertaining to a graduate degree program
- Psychological therapy, medical treatment, and career counseling
- Promotion of a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view
- Advocacy of a particular program of social or political action
- Support of specific public policies or legislation
- Lobbying
- Projects that fall outside of the humanities; the creation or performance of art; creative writing, autobiographies, memoirs, and creative nonfiction; policy studies; and social science research that does not address humanistic questions and/or utilize humanistic methods

Pre-Application Information
- Application available June 6, 2023
- Optional Draft Deadline: July 27, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Application Deadline: September 7, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Anticipated Award Announcements: April 2024

Program officers will review preliminary sketches or draft proposals submitted by July 27, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Program officers will not review preliminary sketches or drafts submitted after this date.

Ensure your and registrations and passwords are current. It may take up to one month to register with and NEH will not grant deadline extensions for lack of registration.

A pre-recorded webinar will be posted on the Full Grant RFP link by June 16, 2023.

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

Additional Funding Information

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Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum award amount: $100,000

Term of Contract
Period of Performance: 12 to 24 months
Projects must start between May 1, 2024, and September 1, 2024.

Contact Information
If you have questions about the program, contact:
Division of Education 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

If you have questions about registering or renewing your registration with or, contact the Federal Service Desk, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, at:
Federal Service Desk
U.S. calls: 866-606-8220
International calls: +1 334-206-7828

For assistance in registering with or submitting your application through, contact Applicant Support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding federal holidays. at: Applicant Support
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726
International Calls: 606-545-5035
Always obtain a case number when calling for support.

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