December 14, 2010 – This month, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced $23 million in grants for 371 humanities projects. This funding will support a variety of projects, including research fellowships and awards for independent scholars and college and university teachers, traveling exhibitions, the preservation of humanities collections in smaller institutions, and educational programs to prepare libraries, museums, and archives to preserve and enhance access to their collections. The grants will also support humanities initiatives at historically black, high Hispanic enrollment, and tribal colleges and universities and help institutions improve and secure long-term support for their humanities programs and resources.
The first Bridging Cultures through Film grant awards were also announced this funding cycle. This new program, part of NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative, supports documentary film projects that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. Among the projects supported include a film exploring the evolution of economic, social, and cultural relations between China and Africa from the fifteenth century to the modern day, and a documentary on the Balkan civil war and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia’s prosecution of war crimes against women.
Additional information, including state-by-state listings of grants, is available on the NEH website.