National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
04/28/21 11:59 PM ET
Fellowships of up to $60,000 to USA scholars for research projects that address issues related to the humanities. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects that require publication in digital formats.
Through NEH - Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be considered under this opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be integral to the project’s research goals. That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the research topics being addressed and methods applied demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. Competitive submissions embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.
NEH - Mellon Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research and prepare digital publications. Successful projects will likely incorporate images, video, audio, manipulable elements, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways that could not be included in traditionally published books, as well as an active distribution plan. Anticipated products must be published in digital form and include, but are not limited to, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, websites, virtual exhibitions, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions. Projects may be at any stage of development.
NEH Areas of Interest: 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 - As our nation approaches its 250th anniversary in 2026, NEH encourages projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture and that advance civic education and knowledge of our core principles of government.
GrantWatch ID#: 185380
Approximately 8 grants (approximately 11% of applications received)
Funding Range: $30,000 - $60,000
Maximum award amount $5,000 per month
Period of Performance: 6 - 12 months, starting as early as January 1, 2022 and no later than September 1, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Division of Research Programs Team
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