The National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent grant-making agency of the United States government, is offering stipends to teachers in support of their participation in a variety of Summer Seminars and Institutes.
- Who is eligible?
Full-time teachers in American K-12 schools, whether public, private, or parochial, are eligible to apply to seminars and institutes.
- What is the amount of the stipend?
All teachers selected to participate in a seminar or institute will be awarded a stipend of $2,800, $3,250, or $3,700 (depending on the length of the seminar or institute) to help cover travel costs, books and other research expenses, and living expenses.
- When is the deadline for submitting applications?
Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2004.
- Which programs are being offered?
Additional program information
Seminars (4, 5, or 6-week programs)
A seminar for school teachers enables fifteen participants to explore a topic or set of readings with a scholar having special interest and expertise in the field. The core material of the seminar need not relate directly to the school curriculum; the principal goal of the seminar is to engage teachers in the scholarly enterprise and to expand and deepen their understanding of the humanities through reading, discussion, writing, and reflection.
- Mozart: The Man, His Music, and His Vienna
- Reading Don Quixote
- The Great Plains from Texas to Saskatchewan: Place, Memory, Identity
- Interpretations of the Industrial Revolution in Britain
- Famine Irish Immigrants: A Case Study in Immigration History
- Cultural Responses to the Holocaust in America and Abroad
- Children and Rescue in France During the Second World War (in French)
- Writing Africa: Comparative African and European Palavers and Perspectives
- Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Solovyov: Literature and Religion in Pre-Revolutionary Russia
- Balzac and Zola: Esthetics and Ethics in the Novel
- Economic Causes and Consequences of the American Revolution: Philadelphia and the Atlantic World
- Roots 2004Teaching the African Dimensions of the History and Culture of the Americas
- Spanish Art and the Theatre it Inspired
- Dante's Commedia
- Colonialism's Impact on the Shaping of English National Identity
- Petrarch and Provence: Between Seclusion and the World
- Institutes (4, 5, or 6-week programs)
An institute for school teachers, typically led by a team of core faculty and visiting scholars, is designed to present the best available scholarship on important humanities issues and works taught in the nation's schools. The 25 to 35 participating teachers compare and synthesize the various perspectives offered by the faculty, make connections between the institute content and classroom applications, and often develop improved teaching materials for their classrooms.
- Cultural Diversity of the American South
- Mexico: Integrating History, Language and Culture
- Houses of Mortals and Gods: Latin Literature in Context
- Folger Shakespeare Library Teaching Shakespeare 2004 Institute
- Text Variants and Teaching Shakespeare: Hamlet, Othello and King Lear
- Political and Constitutional Theory for Citizens
- Philosophy for Children: Mining for Meaning in Childrens Literature
- History, Diversity and Democracy in America's State Constitutions
- Cultures and Religions of the Himilayan Region
- Milton's Paradise Lost in its Seventeenth Century Contexts
- Worlds of the Renaissance
- From Beowulf to Post-Modernism: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
- African-Americans and the Making of America: 16502000
- The Art of Teaching Italian Through Italian Art
- Voices Across Time: Teaching American History Through Song
- How do I apply?
Please visit the NEH and send an email request for application information and expanded project descriptions to the seminar or institute director for the program in which you are interested. When sending your email, be sure to include your regular mailing address, as program directors may send information via US mail. You may request information about as many projects as you like, but you may apply to no more than one project. All applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2004.
Additional contacts, locations and program information is available at the NEH web site.