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NEH Announces $39 million in Awards and Offers

July 27, 2012 - The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $39 million in grants for 244 humanities projects in 46 states and the District of Columbia.  This funding will support projects including collaborative research, archival conservation programs, the creation of new digital research tools, professional development opportunities for teachers and college faculty, traveling exhibitions, efforts to build long-term support for humanities initiatives at community colleges, and the production and development of films, television, and radio programs.

“From trailblazing initiatives like the Digital Public Library of America to major films and exhibitions to teacher institutes and conservation efforts to preserve cultural heritage collections, these grants are designed to bring the benefits of the humanities into every community, every library, every school, every home,” said NEH Chairman Jim Leach in a press release. “In supporting these important projects, the Endowment hopes to increase the access of all citizens to humanity’s great stories, triumphs, and ideas, and foster a love of lifelong learning and discovery.”

In this cycle, grants were awarded in the following categories:

  • America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning and Implementation Grants 
  • America’s Media Makers: Development and Production Grants 
  • Collaborative Research Grants 
  • Digital Humanities Implementation Grants 
  • Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Grants 
  • Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers 
  • National Digital Newspaper Program Grants 
  • NEH On the Road Grants 
  • Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants 
  • Small Grants to Libraries: America’s Music 
  • Summer Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers Grants 
  • Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers Grants 
  • Special Initiative: Challenge Grants for Two-year Colleges 
  • Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Grants 

Additional information, including a complete listing of grants by state, is available on the NEH website.

[Posted by: Erin Mosley] 

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