[Ads-l] Announcing NEH Public Scholar Grant Opportunity

Grant Barrett grantbarrett at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 8 16:34:07 UTC 2015

December 7, 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has recently renewed a
grant opportunity that may be of interest to the membership of the
American Dialect Society. We would be grateful to have your help
publicizing the program by sending the following announcement to your
members and publishing it in your organization's newsletter:

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications
for the 2016 round of the Public Scholar Program, which is intended to
support well-researched books in the humanities that have been
conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported
through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history,
tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts,
provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject,
or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they
should present significant humanities topics in a way that is
accessible to general readers.

The Public Scholar Program is open to both independent scholars and
individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions. It offers a
stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of six to twelve months. The
maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Applicants must
have U.S. citizenship or residency in the U.S. for the three years
prior to the application deadline. In addition, they must have
previously published a book with a university or commercial press or
at least three articles and essays in publications reaching a large
national or international audience.

Application guidelines (including a full statement of the eligibility
requirements) and a list of F.A.Q.'s for the Public Scholar Program
are available on the NEH's website at
http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program.  The
application deadline for this cycle is February 2, 2016. Recipients
may begin the term of the grant as early as September 1, 2016 or as
late as September 1, 2017. In the last cycle of the competition, the
Endowment received 485 applications and made 36 awards.

The press release announcing the 36 winners in last year's competition
is available here: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2015-07-29


Mark Silver
Senior Program Officer
Division of Research Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
Phone: 202-606-8624

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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