NEH Summer Stipend Applications – UMW Nomination Process and Deadlines

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer stipend program requires that any applicant who is teaching at a college or university 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.  Click “read more” to see UMW’s procedures.

If you are interested in applying for the NEH summer stipend, submit the following materials by September 15, 2016 to John Morello:

  • 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 determine which applications will be supported by UMW.  Once notified of the nomination, the individual makes the application to the NEH via an online process through

This is 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.

Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. Additional details about the NEH Summer Stipend competition and the necessary application materials may be found at:

Please direct questions about the UMW nomination process to John Morello.


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