NEH Summer Seminars allow K-12 faculty an opportunity to enrich and revitalize their teaching through the study of humanities topics that bear on their teaching. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program, but programs are not intended to duplicate graduate-level courses.
Each seminar provides a focused environment in which 16 participants study a humanities topic under the guidance of established scholars. Seminars emphasize close interaction among the participants through discussion of common readings and conversations about scholarship and teaching.
Participant must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. U.S. citizens teaching abroad at U.S. chartered institutions are also eligible to participate. Foreign nationals teaching abroad are not eligible to participate.
Individuals may not apply to participate in a Summer Seminar or Institute whose director is a family member, who is affiliated with the same institution, who has served as an academic advisor to the applicant, or who has led a previous NEH summer program attended by the applicant.
Participants may not be delinquent in the repayment of federal debt (e.g., taxes, student loans, child support payments, and delinquent payroll taxes for household or other employees).
Individuals may not apply to participate in a Summer Seminar or Institute if they have been debarred or suspended by any federal department or agency.
To be considered for selection, applicants must submit a complete application as indicated on the individual seminar or institute’s website.
A selection committee, consisting of the directors and two other colleagues, will evaluate all complete applications, identifying a group of Summer Scholars and alternates. Primary consideration is given to candidates who have not previously attended an NEH Summer Seminar or Institute. At least three seminar spaces are reserved for teachers who have been teaching for less than five years. General selection criteria include:
Click on the link below and complete the application form by Mar. 1, 2021.
Applicants will be receive notice of acceptance by Mar. 26, 2021.