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This NEH Summer Seminar is primarily designed primarily for teachers of American undergraduate students. Qualified independent scholars and those employed by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other organizations may be eligible to compete for places in the seminar provided they can effectively advance the teaching and research goals of the seminar.

Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline (therefore, resident prior to March 4, 2011). Foreign nationals teaching abroad at non-U.S. chartered institutions are not eligible to apply.

The full text of the NEH Eligibility Requirements may be found here.

Graduate Student Participation

The seminar values graduate student participation and reserves up to two seminar spaces and three institute spaces for current fulltime graduate students in the humanities.

Please note:

  • An applicant need not have an advanced degree in order to qualify.

  • Adjunct and part-time lecturers are eligible to apply.

Restrictions on Eligibility

  • Individuals may not apply to study with a director of an NEH Summer Seminar or Institute who is a current colleague or a family member.

  • Individuals must not apply to seminars directed by scholars with whom they have studied.

  • Institute selection committees are advised that only under the most compelling and exceptional circumstances may an individual participate in an institute with a director or a lead faculty member who has guided that individual’s research or in whose previous institute or seminar he or she has participated.