Call for Applications to Direct NEH Summer Programs

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers tuition-free summer programs in the U.S. and abroad for teachers at American schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities. Participants receive stipends of $1,200-$3,900 to help defray travel and other expenses for these one- to five-week residential programs.

The NEH invites applications to direct a summer program for college and university faculty or for schoolteachers on a topic of the director’s expertise. For examples, see the list of 2013 programs at

Why direct an NEH summer program?
• Directors strengthen teaching and research at the undergraduate or K-12 levels.
• Directors influence their fields of expertise through intense collegial study, often resulting in participants’ publications.
• Directors join a distinguished roster of NEH summer program leaders.
• Directors engage with motivated participants from across the country.
• Directors receive compensation based on the duration of the program.
• Directors bring distinction to their home institutions.

Interested in applying? Consult the application guidelines:

• NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes:

• NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops:

The deadline to propose a program for Summer 2014 is March 5, 2013.

We strongly encourage you to discuss your proposal with NEH staff, who are happy to answer questions and critique drafts. Call (202) 606-8500 or send e-mail to or