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

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08/10/22 11:59 PM Eastern Time


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribes to support fellowships that facilitate humanities research. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support institutions that provide fellowships for advanced humanities research in the U.S. and abroad, foster communities of intellectual exchange among participating scholars, and provide access to resources that might otherwise not be available to the participating scholars.

NEH is especially interested in supporting projects that advance humanities-related work in the following areas: A More Perfect Union: Exploring America's Story and Commemorating its 250th Anniversary

  • The task of building a more perfect Union rooted in the ideal of human equality falls to every generation of Americans, this no less than the predecessors'. The basic goals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness endure over time, even as the challenges change: from founding a nation out of colonies; to dismantling the institution of slavery; to prevailing through times of economic depression and war; to advancing civil rights for all; to strengthening democratic institutions; to building a more inclusive and sustainable society
  • NEH’s A More Perfect Union initiative encourages projects that explore, reflect on, and tell the stories of the quest for a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society throughout history. NEH especially welcomes projects that bring the perspective of the humanities to questions of racial justice, gender equality, the evolution of the American landscape, as well as America’s place in the world. Projects that strengthen Americans’ knowledge of the principles of constitutional governance and democracy are strongly encouraged, as are projects that address the experiences of Native Americans and other under-represented communities. In addition, NEH welcomes projects that develop innovative approaches to sustaining the nation’s humanities infrastructure and preserving its historical record.

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GrantWatch ID#: 164803

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Number of Grants:

Approximately 10 grants per deadline

Estimated Size of Grant:

You may request up to $385,000 in outright funds and up to $180,000 in federal matching funds for a total award of up to $565,000.

- FPIRI awards support fellowship stipends at a rate of $5,000 per month.

Term of Contract:

All projects have a period of performance of up to 42 months.

Projects submitted on or before the 2021 deadline must begin on January 1, 2023 and end no later than June 30, 2026.

Projects submitted on or before the 2022 deadline must begin on January 1, 2024 and end no later than June 30, 2027.


  • 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
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the U.S.; American overseas research centers; and American organizations that have expertise in promoting humanities research in foreign countries. Individual scholars apply directly to the institutions for fellowships.

Eligible applicants must be a U.S. nonprofit institution with 501(c)(3) status, a state or local governmental agency, or a federally recognized Native American tribal government, and must meet the following criteria:
It must have established and maintained a fellowship program for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for this program.

It must be financed, governed, and administered independently of institutions of higher education. To demonstrate its independence, the applicant must meet the following conditions:
- It must be financially independent from institutions of higher education, with no single college or university contributing more than 49% to the applicant organization’s annual operating budget (including in-kind donations such as workspace, administrative support, etc.).
- It must be governed by its own board of trustees, with a majority of members from no single institution of higher education.
- It must be administered by a professional, independent chief executive officer or equivalent.

Institutions of higher education, foreign and for-profit entities, and individuals are not eligible to apply.

The FPIRI program is governed by requirements found on

Pre-Application Information:

- Application available: August 16, 2021
- Optional Draft due: June 29, 2022
- Application due: August 10, 2022 11:59 Eastern Time
- Expected notification date: April 15, 2022
- Project start date: January 1, 2024

Ensure your and registrations and passwords are current. NEH will not grant deadline extensions for lack of registration. Registration in all systems, including and, may take up to 1 month to complete.

Cost sharing is not required in this program, unless federal matching funds are requested. Learn about different type of funds offered by NEH. Cost sharing or matching is the portion of the project costs not paid by NEH funds. Cost sharing will not be considered in the evaluation of applications.

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

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

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