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National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend

The university can nominate two faculty members for these fellowships providing $6,000 in the form of salary support. The scope of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) support “includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: history; philosophy; languages; linguistics; literature; archaeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics; comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches.”


Continuing instructional faculty in the fields indicated are eligible to apply.

Application Instructions

Members of the faculty who wish to be considered for nomination for a NEH Summer Stipend should submit an application directly by email to Faculty Awards or by campus mail to Rackham Graduate School, 1166 Rackham, campus zip 1070. It should be a written document, and should follow the outline of the NEH application. Alternately, the applicant may wish to use the NEH application as a “test document” and send the resulting draft to Rackham. NEH allows the university to submit only two applications; Rackham Graduate School will oversee the selection of the two finalists from the submitted entries. Actual applications to NEH can only be submitted by those two finalists. Applications from junior faculty are particularly encouraged.


Applications should be received by Rackham no later than September 1, of each year. Notification of the results of the Rackham review of applications will be provided the following week. The two faculty whose applications have been approved for submission must then finalize their entries directly with NEH, through their website. Program information, applications forms, and a very helpful FAQ link can be found at


Faculty Awards, 734.764.4400

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