Wednesday, May 27, 2009

imited Submission Proposal for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends Program.

WHAT: Limited Submission Proposal for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends Program.

WHO: Texas A&M University faculty, including Agriculture, Engineering and TTI personnel.

WHY: The award is for $6,000 for two consecutive months of full time research and writing.

WHEN: Internal proposal deadline of June 15, 2009.

HOW: Faculty should submit an internal proposal to for review by the internal selection committee.


Details available below and online.

The funding agency below has limited the number of proposals to two per institution for this particular program. If the number of individuals wishing to submit a proposal exceeds the number allowed by the agency, we will conduct an internal selection process. Below are due dates for the program, including the due date for the internal proposal for review by the internal selection committee, the date for announcement of the internal selection and the due date for submission to the agency.

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Humanities

AGENCY PROGRAM TITLE: Summer Stipends Program

BRIEF PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Summer Stipends Program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities.

Awardees usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions or other scholarly tools. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Conversely, summer stipends cannot be used for research for doctoral dissertations; specific policy studies, educational or technical impact assessments; preparing or publishing textbooks; works in the creative or performing arts; studies of teaching methods or theories, surveys of courses and programs, or curriculum development; advocating a program of social action; promoting a specific political, philosophical, religious or ideological point of view; or creating inventories of collections.

Summer stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.

The full announcement can be found at the web page of the sponsor.

AGENCIES ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT: The Summer Stipends Program is open to U.S. citizens. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible. Faculty members teaching full
time at colleges and universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Applications should be submitted online by faculty only after they have been notified by the internal selection committee to go forward with a complete application to NEH.

Each college and university in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members. Faculty members must be teaching full-time at colleges and universities in order to be nominated. Recipients of a summer stipend in 2005 or after are ineligible. Further, individuals who have held a major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent within the last three academic years prior to the deadline are ineligible. A *major fellowship or research grant* is a postdoctoral research award that provides a stipend of at least $15,000.

AWARD INFORMATION: The award is for $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS COSTS: Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not allowed.



June 12, 2009: Deadline for an email of intent, including the name of the PI, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project. Send email of intent to

June 15, 2009: Deadline to obtain approval from your department head and college dean to submit an internal proposal to the Research Policy and Development Support Office for review by the internal selection committee. The internal proposal should include:

(1) A resume, project narrative (up to three pages), and bibliography, formatted as outlined in the NEH Program Announcement.
(2) Project and management plans;
(3) Summary budget.

The form for completing the internal proposal is located here.

This completed form should be submitted electronically to for review by the internal selection committee.

*Once your internal proposal has been received with all of the necessary signatures, you will receive an email indicating it will be reviewed by the internal selection committee. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please call 5-1812.*

Please read the RFP carefully for specific requirements of the program at Selection of a proposal will be based on NEH guidelines. Meeting the needs of the university's reinvestment plan will also be taken into account. During the selection process, the internal selection committee may contact departments and colleges for their opinions and comments. They may also request additional information from PIs.

June 26, 2009: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

October 1, 2009: NEH Deadline: 11:59 Eastern Time.