NEH Taking Applications for Summer Stipends Program – CLA Taking Pre-Submissions

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The National Endowment for the Humanities will be taking applications for the NEH Summer Stipends program. The NEH deadline for this year’s competition is September 23, 2020, for grants for summer 2021. It is open to all tenured and/or tenure-track faculty. The College of Liberal Arts may nominate two people (non-tenure-track faculty, adjunct faculty, staff, retired faculty, community college faculty, and independent scholars are not eligible for nomination). To that end, we announced a call for CLA pre-submission nominations. To nominate a tenured or tenure-track faculty from CLA, please complete and submit the form located in InfoReady at the following URL:

CLA 2021 Faculty Nomination for NEH Summer Stipend:

Once you are on the page and have read through the details, you may submit your pre-application by doing the following:

  • Click the “Submit NEH SS Nomination” link to the right, under Application Tools
  • Click the blue “Purdue University Login” link
  • Use your Purdue Career Account Alias and 2-factor authentication (PIN,push or BoilerKey fob)
  • Fill out necessary fields
  • Upload pre-proposal documentation files in a single PDF document, to include the following: 3-page Narrative, 1-page Bibliography, 2-page Resume/CV, and 1-page Appendix
    • 1-inch margins, single-spaced
    • Font size no smaller than 11-point
  • Save or submit the application (save as a Draft, to be completed later, or submit right away if desired)

Once you submit your application, you should receive system notification email from InfoReady confirming receipt. Presubmissions are due to CLA by 5 PM Tuesday September 1, 2020.

CLA Administration will send congratulations and regret letters to nominees via email before September 8, 2020. If you have any questions about the nomination pre-submission process, please contact Mike Hicks, CLA Grants Coordinator, at

According to the NEH website, “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 incorporate analysis and not result solely in the collection of data. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months (and) support projects at any stage of development. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply.”

You can find previous years’ instructions posted at the following URL:

For questions or more information related to the NEH Summer Stipend program, please email the NEH Summer Stipends program staff at or call them at 202-606-8200.