College of A&H Accepts Nominations for NEH 2014 Summer Stipend Program

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The College of Arts & Humanities will accept nominations for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program for Summer 2014 advanced research projects that will benefit scholarship in the Humanities. NEH will consider applications from two nominated faculty members from UHM. The Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities has been designated as the nominating officer. The actual applications will be made by nominated faculty through grants.gov. The NEH Summer Stipend Program website, with complete application guidelines, is <http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends>. Stipend amount is $6,000 for two months. The application deadline is September 26, 2013.

 

Faculty will be considered for nomination whose research project is grounded in the Humanities (as defined by NEH) including: the study of language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts. According to the NEH Summer Stipend Program website: Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Projects that are not supported include: those that seek to promote a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view; those that advocate a particular program of social action; specific policy studies; research for doctoral dissertation; preparation or revision of textbooks; curriculum development; development of pedagogical tools; educational or technical impact assessments; empirical social science research, unless part of a larger humanities project; inventories of collections; writing of guide books, how-to books, and self-help books; autobiographies, memoirs, or works of creative nonfiction; or works in the creative or performing arts.

 

There is a special initiative for the Summer Program: Bridging Cultures, explained on the program website.

 

Faculty seeking one of the two nominations should provide the following by September 3, 2013:

 

Project Title
Brief (1 page) description of the project, including how it embraces the Humanities.
Brief (4-6 pages) CV

 

Address materials to:

 

Office of the Dean
College of Arts & Humanities
Hawaii Hall 314
Attn: Tom Brislin, associate dean

 

Faculty will be notified of their nomination status by September 9 so that they can complete their application package to NEH by the September 26 deadline.