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Upcoming National Endowment for the Humanities grant deadlines--Summer/Fall 2016

Public Humanities, Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges, Summer Stipends, Humanities Connections, and Dialogues on the Experiences of War.

Public Humanities Projects: Deadline August 10
Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring thoroughly researched humanities content to life for general audiences. Eligible applicants are museums, cultural institutions, public and other types of libraries, state humanities councils, colleges and universities, and other public institutions. Applicants can apply for one of the three different formats: Community Conversations, Exhibitions, or Historic Places. Community Conversations support one- to three-year-long series of community-wide public discussions. Exhibitions support permanent exhibitions that will be on view for at least three years, or travelling exhibitions that will be available to public audiences in at least two venues in the United States (including the originating location). Historic Places supports the interpretation of historic sites, houses, neighborhoods, and regions, which might include living history presentations, guided tours, exhibitions, and public programs. 

Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges: Deadline September 7
Humanities Initiatives at Community College grants can go toward a variety of projects including new courses, new academic programs or minors/majors, faculty development programs, summer bridge programs for at-risk youth, collaborative projects across departments, and efforts to engage students. Project should be organized around a core humanities topic or set of themes. Grants can also go toward projects that incorporate humanities education into vocational programs. Eligible applicants are community colleges and post-secondary two-year institutions.

Summer Stipends: Deadline September 29
Summer Stipends provide funding to individuals conducting research for a period of two months. Faculty members from two- and four-year colleges and universities as well as independent scholars are eligible.

Humanities Connections: Deadline October 5
Humanities Connections grants support the development of three or more linked courses at two- and four-year colleges and universities. Eligible project teams should include faculty from two or more departments or schools within their institution. The projects must include high-impact student engagement activities like a long term research project or experiential learning at a local site. The Humanities Connections program gives special encouragement to projects that foster collaboration between humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and pre-service or professional programs in business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other non-humanities fields.

Dialogues on the Experience of War: Deadline November 2
Dialogues on the Experience of War grants support reading and discussion groups for U.S. military veterans. The funding includes support for the recruitment and training of discussion leaders and the convening of discussion programs with the intent to promote important questions regarding duty, heroism, sufferings, loyalty and patriotism. Eligible applicants are U.S. nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, colleges and universities, libraries, museums, cultural sites, and federally recognized tribal governments. 

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