All humanities faculty are invited to submit a proposal for the internal nomination for the 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend competition. The award is $6,000 for two months of work over summer 2012. Please submit your 3-page narrative and 1-page bibliography to email@example.com by August 31 for consideration, and be sure to apply all NEH formatting guidelines.
Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.
Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.
Summer Stipends support full-time continuous work on a humanities project for a period of two months.
Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.
For more information, please see: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html
or email Cynthia Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this is an internal competition for the LMU nomination to the NEH. Two submissions will be selected by a panel of humanities scholars and the ORSP will work with them to submit to the NEH by September 29, 2011.
Please email the following materials to email@example.com
by August 31: 1. Narrative—Not to Exceed Three Single-Spaced Pages
Applicants should provide an intellectual justification for their projects, conveying the ideas, objectives, methods, and work plan. A simple statement of need or intent is insufficient. Applicants should format pages with one-inch margins and with a font size no smaller than eleven point. Applications exceeding this page limit or violating the format guidelines will not be reviewed. The narrative should not assume specialized knowledge and should be free of technical terms and jargon. In the course of writing a narrative, applicants should address the following areas: a. Research and contribution
Describe the intellectual significance of the proposed project, including its value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Provide an overview of the project, explaining the basic ideas, problems, or questions examined by the study. Explain how the project will complement, challenge, or expand relevant studies in the field. b. Methods and work plan
Describe your method(s) and clarify the part or stage of the project that will be supported by the Summer Stipend. Provide a work plan, describing what will be accomplished during the award period. For book projects, explain how the final project will be organized. If possible, provide a brief chapter outline. For digital projects, describe the technologies that will be used and developed, and how the scholarship will be presented to benefit audiences in the humanities.
Applicants requesting funding for the development, acquisition, preservation, or enhancement of geospatial data, products, or services must conduct a due diligence search on the Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) Portal (http://www.geodata.gov) to discover whether their needed geospatial-related data, products, or services already exist. If not, the proposed geospatial data, products, or services must be produced in compliance with applicable proposed guidance posted at http://www.fgdc.gov. c. Competencies, skills, and access
Explain your competence in the area of your project. If the area of inquiry is new to you, explain your reasons for working in it and your qualifications to do so. Specify your level of competence in any language or digital technology needed for the study. Describe where the study will be conducted and what research materials will be used. If relevant, specify the arrangements for access to archives, collections, or institutions that contain the necessary resources. If you are proposing work on human subjects, explain your plans for obtaining IRB (institutional review board) approval. d. Final product and dissemination
Describe the intended audience and the intended results of the project. If relevant, explain how the results will be disseminated and why these means are appropriate to the subject matter and audience. If the project has a website, please provide the URL. If the final product will appear in a language other than English, explain how access and dissemination will be affected. NEH expects grantees to provide broad access to all grant products, insofar as the conditions of the materials and intellectual property rights allow. For projects that lead to the development of websites, all other considerations being equal, NEH gives preference to those that provide free access to the public. 2. Bibliography—Not to Exceed One Single-Spaced Page
The bibliography should consist of primary and secondary sources that relate directly to the project. Include works that pertain to both the project’s substance and its theoretical or methodological approaches. Evaluators will use the bibliography to assess your knowledge of the subject area.