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Subject: NEH announces restructuring and new deadlines

NEH announces restructuring and new deadlines

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Sunday, November 5, 1995
   From: <info [at] neh__fed__us>
   Date: 3 Nov 95
   Subject: NEH announces restructuring and new deadlines

   Major Restructuring at the National Endowment for the Humanities

   Effective December 4, 1995, the National Endowment for the
   Humanities (NEH) will be redesigned to create a leaner, more
   focused, and flexible agency in order to adjust to a 1996 budget
   reduction of almost forty percent.

   With the reconfiguration, NEH will give greater support to the
   activities that best meet its guiding tenets:  Activities

       *   that are best done at the national level;

       *   that have long-term impact;

       *   that have few other sources of support;

       *   that strengthen the institutional base of the humanities;
           and

       *   that reach broad sectors of the American public.

   The Endowment will focus on the following areas:

       *   Supporting original scholarship

       *   Preserving the American cultural heritage

       *   Providing learning opportunities for the nation's
       teachers

       *   Engaging the American public in the humanities.

   Structurally, the NEH will consist of three divisions containing
   a total of seven programs, and a separate office to administer
   challenge grants. Following are brief descriptions of the
   programs (by division) with contact information.  Application
   deadline dates through September 1996 are contained in the
   Summary of NEH Programs.

   Division of Preservation and Access

   One program with one set of guidelines and one funding cycle,
   encompassing the following:

       *   Preservation and access projects (which will include
           support for education and training, regional field
           service programs, and research and demonstration
           projects), the stabilization and documentation of
           material culture collections, and the U.S. newspaper
           program.

   Phone:  202/606-8570
   Email:  preservation [at] neh__fed__us


   Division of Public Programs and Enterprise

       Two programs with one set of guidelines and two funding
       cycles encompassing:

       *   Public Programs:  planning and implementation of public
           humanities activities, including museum exhibitions,
           library exhibitions and programs, and radio and
           television programs.

       *   Enterprise:  special initiatives, partnerships with other
           agencies and the private sector, trans-divisional
           projects, and other activities.

           Phone:  202/606-8267
           Email:  publicpgms [at] neh__fed__us

   Division of Research and Education

       Four programs, each with its corresponding set of guidelines
       and funding cycles, encompassing the following:

       *   Seminars and Institutes:  summer seminars and institutes
           for higher education faculty and school teachers.

       *   Education Development and Demonstration:  materials and
           model curricula with related professional development and
           trial implementation; e.g., teaching with technology.

       *   Fellowships and Stipends:  fellowships for university
           teachers, colleges teachers, and independent scholars;
           summer stipends; and HBCU faculty graduate study.

       *   Research:  editions, translations, basic research,
           archaeology, humanities study of science and technology,
           centers, international programs, and conferences.

       Phone:  202/606-8373
       Email:  education [at] neh__fed__us

   The NEH Office of Challenge Grants will continue to function in
   its present form, offering support for educational, scholarly,
   preservation, and public programs in the humanities.  Grantees
   will be required to raise three or four dollars for every dollar
   they receive from NEH.

       Phone:  202/606-8309
       Email:  challenge [at] neh__fed__us

   Public and educational programming will also continue under the
   energetic direction of the fifty-six state humanities councils.
   For information, contact the NEH Federal-State Partnership
   office.

       Phone:  202/606-8254
       Email:  fedstate [at] neh__fed__us

   Summary of NEH Programs

   Division of Preservation and Access          Deadline

   * Preservation and Access Projects;          July 1, 1996
     Stabilization of Material Culture
     Collections; U.S. Newspaper Program

   Contact:  202/606-8570;
             preservation [at] neh__fed__us

   Division of Public Programs and Enterprise

   * Museums/Historical Orgns; Libraries/       January 12, 1996
     Archives; Media (Radio/Television)

   * Enterprise                                 January 12, 1996
     Includes the National Conversation
     on American Pluralism and Identity
     Special Competition                        November 24, 1995

   Contact:  202/606-8267;
             publicpgms [at] neh__fed__us

   Division of Research and Education

   * Seminars and Institutes:

        National Summer Institutes
        --for Higher Education Faculty           February 1, 1996
        --for School Teachers                    February 1, 1996

        Summer Seminars for College Teachers
        --Participants (summer of 1996)          March 1, 1996
        --Directors (summer of 1997)             March 1, 1996

        Summer Seminars for School Teachers
        --Participants (summer of 1996)          March 1, 1996
        --Directors (summer of 1997)             March 1, 1996

   * Education Development and Demonstration:

        Humanities Focus Grants
        --in Higher Education                    January 15, 1996
                                                 September 15, 1996

        --in Elementary/Secondary Education      January 15, 1996
                                                 Sept. 15, 1996

        Technology Initiative                    To Be Announced


   * Fellowships and Stipends:

        Fellowships
        --for University Teachers                May 1, 1996
        --for College Teachers and
            Independent Scholars                 May 1, 1996

        Summer Stipends                          October 1, 1996

        Faculty Graduate Study for HBCUs         March 15, 1996

   * Research:

        Collaborative Research                   September 1, 1996
        Centers for Advanced Study and
          International Research                 October 1, 1996

   Contact: 202/606-8373; education [at] neh__fed__us

   Office of Challenge Grants

   * Challenge Grants Program                    May 1, 1996

   Contact:  202/606-8309; challenge [at] neh__fed__us

                                 * * *

   A new edition of the NEH Overview of Endowment Programs, a
   brochure that describes Endowment programs, gives eligibility
   requirements, and lists the state humanities council offices,
   will be available in early 1996.  For copies of the new Overview
   or for more information about the National Endowment for the
   Humanities, contact

        NEH Public Information Office
        1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Rm. 402
        Washington, D.C.  20506

        Telephone:  202/606-8400
        Email:  info [at] neh__fed__us

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