Tuesday, January 6, 2009

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture: Community College Faculty CFDA 45.163

As part of NEH’s We the People program, the Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports series of one-week residence-based workshops for a national audience of community college educators. The workshops use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art history, and other related subjects in the humanities. The goals of the workshops are to provide community college faculty with expertise in the use and interpretation of historical sites and of material and archival resources, increase knowledge and appreciation of places significant to American history and culture, and encourage historical sites to develop greater capacity and scale for professional development programs. Applications are due by March 17, 2009.

Workshops should take place at or near sites important to American history and culture (e.g., presidential residences or libraries, colonial-era settlements, major battlefields, historic districts, and sites associated with major writers or artists). Applicants should make a compelling case for the historical significance of the site, the material resources available for use, and the ways in which the site will enhance the workshop. Workshops should be academically rigorous and focus on key primary sources, documents, and works relevant to major themes of American history and culture. Leading scholars should serve as lecturers or seminar leaders to help participants enhance their teaching. Participants should demonstrate their expanded knowledge and skills through the development of a research paper or course materials. Institutions or organizations that may host workshops include community colleges, universities, four-year colleges, learned societies, libraries or other repositories, centers for advanced study, cultural organizations, and professional associations. NEH expects host institutions to provide facilities conducive to scholarly research, discussion, and interaction. Host institutions should arrange adequate housing for participants, which participants pay for from the stipends provided to them as part of the Landmarks Workshop grant. NEH encourages proposals for Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops that focus on one or more of the artists or artworks featured in the NEH Picturing America program. Workshops, which should be offered two times during the summer, should accommodate twenty-five faculty at each one-week session.

NEH expects to make ten awards of up to $140,000 each, in outright funds. No cost sharing (match) funds are required. Workshops will take place in the summer of 2010.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 20090317-BI
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jan 06, 2009
Creation Date: Jan 06, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications: Mar 17, 2009
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 17, 2009
Archive Date: Apr 16, 2009
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Humanities (see "Cultural Affairs" in CFDA)
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling: $140,000
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number(s): 45.163 -- Promotion of the Humanities_Professional Development
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No


List of 2009 NEH Landmarks Workshops

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