Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters
Grants to USA IHEs to Expand Career
Opportunities for Humanities PhDs

Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Deadline Date:

11/29/17 Receipt

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Grants of up to $25,000 to USA nonprofit higher education institutions with humanities PhD programs that are planning to implement changes to doctoral programs. Applicants must verify or create required registrations by November 1 and November 15. The purpose of this program is to enable institutions to address gaps between academic degree tracks and career opportunities outside of academia.

In recent years, research published by Humanities Indicators, among others, has revealed that humanities PhDs pursue careers in many different professions—both inside and outside academia. Yet most humanities PhD programs in the United States still prepare students primarily for tenure-track professor positions at colleges and universities. The increasing shortage of such positions has changed students’ expected career outcomes. NEH therefore hopes to assist universities in devising a new model of doctoral education, which can both transform the understanding of what it means to be a humanities scholar and promote the integration of the humanities in the public sphere.

Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants support universities in preparing to institute wide-ranging changes in humanities doctoral programs. Humanities knowledge and methods can make an even more substantial impact on society if students are able to translate what they learn in doctoral programs into a multitude of careers. Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants are designed to bring together various important constituencies to discuss and strategize, and then to produce plans that will transform scholarly preparation in the humanities at the doctoral level. Students will be prepared to undertake various kinds of careers, and humanities PhD programs will increase their relevance for the twenty-first century.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164143

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000

Term of Contract:

Projects may begin August 2018.

Grants will support projects for as long as twelve months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are U.S. nonprofit institutions of higher learning with PhD programs in the humanities. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

NEH generally does not award grants to other federal entities or to applicants whose projects are so closely intertwined with a federal entity that the project takes on characteristics of the federal entity’s own authorized activities. This does not preclude applicants from using grant funds from, or sites and materials controlled by, other federal entities in their projects.

Grantees may not use Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grants to support
-Faculty or student travel abroad;
-The development of courses for a non-degree program;
-Textbook research or revision;
-Promotion of a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view;
-Advocacy for a particular program of social or political action;
-Support of specific public policies or legislation; or
-Projects that fall outside of the humanities (including the creation or performance of art; creative writing, memoirs, and creative nonfiction; and empirically based social science research or policy studies).

Pre-Application Information:

NEH will offer successful applicants a 1:1 matching grant. Thus the total grant will come to a maximum of $50,000: up to $25,000 raised by the grantee institution from nonfederal third parties, and up to $25,000 provided by NEH.
Grantee institutions must provide funds raised from nonfederal third parties equal to the grant funds released by NEH.

Matching funds consist solely of cash gifts donated by nonfederal third parties to a project. Cash contributions made to a project by the applicant or other federal agencies will not be certified by NEH as matching funds (and will accordingly not be matched by NEH). Similarly, in-kind gifts (donated services and goods) will not be certified by NEH as matching funds or matched by NEH. Certification of gifts is due no later than July 1, 2018.

To be able to submit an application, applicants must have registered with Grants.gov and must have an updated Entity record in the System for Award Management (SAM).

All applications to this program must be submitted via Grants.gov. NEH strongly recommends that you complete or verify your Grants.gov registration at least two weeks before the application deadline, since it takes time to process your registration.

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) requires federal agencies to make information about the expenditure of tax funds available to the public. To facilitate this, the applicant organization must maintain current information in its Entity record in the System for Award Management (SAM).

NEH strongly recommends that applicant organizations update (or, if necessary, create) their SAM Entity records at least four weeks before the application deadline.

Timeline:

-November 1, 2017: Create or verify your institution’s Entity record at the System for Award Management by this date

-November 15, 2017: Register your institution (or verify its registration) with Grants.gov by this date

-Until November 29, 2017: Contact Division of Education Programs program officers with questions and for advice (optional)

-November 29, 2017: Submit application through Grants.gov by this date January 2018: Peer review panels take place

-March 2018: Meeting of the National Council on the Humanities, followed by funding decisions

-March 2018: Applicants are notified of the funding decisions

-April 2018: Institutional grants administrators and project directors of successful applications receive offer letters by e-mail

-April 2018: Successful applicants may begin work on their projects

-July 1, 2018: Date by which the grantee must submit certification of the gifts required to claim federal funds

View this opportunity on Grants.gov:
http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/GetGrantFromFedgrants?opportunity=20171129-ZA&agencycode=NEH

Contact Information:

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

202-606-8500
nextgen@neh.gov

CFDA Number:

45.162

Funding or Pin Number:

20171129-ZA

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Opportunity for California Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Social Enterprises to Participate in...

Deadline 01/28/22

Opportunity for California nonprofit organizations, for-profits, and social enterprises to participate in an initiative that promotes the advancement of the health and wellness of marginalized communities in eligible locations. Participants in the program will take part

GrantWatch ID#: 124605

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Public Programs that Promote the Humanities in Local Commu...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the humanities in local communities. Certain applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. All applicants are advised to contact Foundation staff prior to submitting a pro

GrantWatch ID#: 125447

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits for Community Benefit Programs Primarily to Support Youth

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for community benefit initiatives. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Priority is given to addressing the needs of low-income youth, children, and their families. The funding source s

GrantWatch ID#: 125830

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania Families Caring for a Child with Cancer to Offset Treatm...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania families living in eligible areas and caring for a child with cancer to offset expenses related to the child's cancer treatments. Funding is intended to cover costs not covered by health insurance, including travel costs, housing, and

GrantWatch ID#: 125904

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA Organizations, Tribes, and Tribal Organizations to Provide Services to Childre...

Deadline 01/05/22

Grants to USA and territories community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations to provide services to children with special health care needs. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete

GrantWatch ID#: 126399

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits to Address Community Needs in Eligible Regions

Deadline 03/01/22

Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects and capital campaigns that address community needs. Applicants requesting support for a capital campaign are asked to contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Projects are e

GrantWatch ID#: 126506

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Support Mergers or Acquisitions

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to support entrance into mergers or acquisitions. Funding is intended to support reorganizations that result in well-maintained or improved services or financial savings. The Foundation encourages transformati

GrantWatch ID#: 126963