December 21, 2012 – On November 30, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $17.5 million in grants for 246 humanities projects. This award cycle, institutions and independent scholars in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will receive NEH support. Awards will fund research fellowships and awards for scholars, the preservation of humanities collections at smaller institutions, the production and development of documentary films on international themes, traveling exhibitions, and humanities initiatives at historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and tribal colleges and universities. Grants will also support training for museum and archive staff to preserve and enhance access to their collections, while NEH Challenge Grants provide support for long-term humanities activities.
This funding cycle also includes a cooperative agreement between NEH and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) to expand the Humanities Indicators project, a set of statistical data about the humanities in the United States intended to provide the basis for decision-making by educators and policymakers. As part of this agreement, AAAS will update its current suite of indicators, publish the findings of new surveys of university humanities departments, and identify new areas of research to extend and enhance the indicator project’s quantitative measurement of the current state of the humanities.
Additional information about the grants awards is available on the NEH website.
[Posted by: Erin Mosley]