NEH Summer Stipends – Deadline Friday, August 16 - 5:00PM

June 07, 2024

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects typically result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

An outright award of $8,000 is provided for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. In accordance with NEH guidelines, Ball State may nominate two faculty proposals to submit to NEH.

The following details for this year’s webinar:

Webinar Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024*
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM (Eastern time)

To join the webinar, click on this link

*This webinar date was originally May 16 but has since changed.

New program guidelines will be posted on the NEH website after June 18th. Resources will include recorded webinars focused on the application process and general tips, including application writing strategies.

Ball State’s internal application deadline is Friday, August 16, 2024, by 5:00 PM.

The deadline for final submission to the NEH is September 18, 2024, for projects beginning May 1, 2025.

For the internal review process: All internal applications will be accepted via the InfoReady portal, which will be available in July.

Applicants should complete the InfoReady form and attach the following documents:

  • 3-page (single-spaced) narrative - must follow NEH guidelines for format and content
  • 1-page workplan  
  • 1-page (single-spaced) bibliography
  • 2-page (single-spaced) resumé
  • 1-page appendix (graphical materials or edition/translation sample, if applicable)

Two proposals will be selected as Ball State’s nominees to be submitted to the NEH by September 18, 2024. We encourage you to review the Recently Funded Grants page for information on previous awardees from NEH.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lee at or 765-285-5083.

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