NEH Summer Stipend Applications – UMW Nomination Process Announced

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer stipend program requires that any applicant who is teaching at a college or university must be nominated by their institution in order to be eligible for consideration.  Each institution may nominate up to two persons, and the NEH requests that institutions announce their nomination procedures.

If you are interested in applying for the NEH summer stipend, submit the following materials by September 15, 2014 to John Morello:

• The completed UMW External Grants Cover Sheet and checklist, with appropriate signatures; forms are available at

• A one-page summary of the proposed summer stipend project that provides an overview of the work to be done, a description of the intellectual significance of the project, and an outline of the work plan during the award period.

Provost Jonathan Levin will review all nomination requests received and will decide on the applicants to be nominated by UMW. Once notified of the nomination, the individual makes the application to the NEH via an online process through

It’s a very competitive process. Over the past five years, an average of over 960 applications have been submitted to the NEH each year. An average of 80 awards have been made per year – about an 8% success rate.

Please direct questions about the nomination process to John Morello.  Additional details about the NEH Summer Stipend competition may be found at:




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