Fund Details
Summer Stipends, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2020
Maximum Award Amount
Sponsor Name
National Endowment for the Humanities
Nominations Available to Institution
Sponsor Deadline


The NEH Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation.

Harvard University, as a single institution, may submit two proposals to the NEH Summer Stipends competition. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is facilitating the internal process to select submissions.

Application Information:

For this competition, applicants are asked to submit the following:
  • A project narrative, not to exceed three (3) single spaced pages. The narrative should provide intellectual justification for the project, conveying the ideas, objectives, methods and work plan. This includes Research and Contribution, Methodology and Work Plan, Competencies, Skills, and Access, and Final Product and Dissemination. 
  • Bibliography, not to exceed one (1) single spaced page. The bibliography should consist of primary and secondary sources that relates directly to the project.
  • CV not to exceed two (2) single spaced pages.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • US Citizens, residing inside or outside of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline are also eligible.
  • Faculty members teaching full time must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend.
  • Emeritus faculty and University staff members who are not faculty members and will not be teaching during the academic year preceding the award tenure are exempt from requiring University nomination in order to apply.

Search Filters:

  • Harvard Business School
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Design
  • Graduate School of Education
  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Harvard Kennedy School
  • Harvard Law School
  • Harvard Medical School (Quad)
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM)
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      Type of Competition
      • Limited Submission
        • Arts
        • Humanities
          Type of Award
          • Research