Fund Details
Summer Stipends, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2019
Award Duration
2 months
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.

Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Application Information:

Applicants should use the Application Elements defined on page 10 of the call for applications on the NEH website. 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.

Additional Information, Related Websites, and Proxy Instructions:

  • This competition is not enabled for Proxy applicants.
  • Additional information about the Summer Stipends opportunity can be found on the NEH website
  • Applicants with questions about this opportunity are encouraged to contact the Research Administration office at the school where they hold a primary appointment.

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)
    • Faculty/Assistant Professor
    • Associate Professor
    • Professor/ Senior Faculty
      Type of Competition
      • Limited Submission
        • Humanities