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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2016 Summer Stipend Program

The Office for Faculty Success is accepting nominations for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program for projects beginning May 2016.

These awards provide support to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients of the award usually produce articles, mongraphs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. The $6,000 stipend supports projects at any stage of development for a period of two consecutive months. UNT has the opportunity to nominate up to two faculty members for the summer stipend award.

Regarding candidate qualifications, full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty members are eligible to apply. However, individuals who have held or been awarded a major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent within the three academic years prior to the deadline may not apply. A "major fellowship or research grant" is a postdoctoral research award that provides a stipend of at least $15,000. Development leaves and grants from the University of North Texas and stipends and grants from other sources supporting study and research during the summer are not considered major fellowships. For more information on eligibility requirements, please visit the NEH website.

Interested candidates must submit a one page narrative outlining the intellectual justification for the project with objectives, methods, and work plan. Along with the narrative, candidates must submit a two-page curriculum vitae (i.e. a concise summary of publications, presentations, and other relevant scholarly activity). Please refer to the NEH website for examples of nomination materials. Interested candidates should submit the narrative and curriculum vitae to faculty.success@unt.edu by July 15, 2015. A selection committee, appointed by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, will review the applications and notify the nominees no later than August 1, 2015.

Final nominations to NEH are due on October 1, 2015. UNT nominess are responsible for preparing and uploading their final submission materials on the grants.gov website, with assistance from the Office for Faculty Success.

We hope that you will consider pursuing this unique opportunity! Attached are both the call for nominations and, should you wish to apply for the program or nominate a colleague, guidelines for the internal selection process. If you have any questions, please contact Angela Wilson at 940.565.3987 or at akwilson@unt.edu.