Limited Funding Opportunity Announcement: NEH Summer Stipends

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is once again holding its Summer Stipends competition. As in the past, MSU may nominate up to two faculty members to participate in the competition.

If more than two applicants are interested in applying to this program, an ad-hoc University-wide committee will review submitted abstracts and recommend up to two applicants to MSU’s nominating official, Dr. Robert Friedman, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

If you are interested in applying to this program, please send the following to the Office of Sponsored Programs (ORSP), at, no later than 5:30 PM, Wednesday, August 16, 2017:

  • an abstract of no more than 500 words describing your proposal and its intellectual justification.  Please review the guidelines for the full application (available for download at the website linked below) and address the four specific categories:  research and contribution; methods and work plan; competencies, skills, and access; and final product and dissemination.
  • a brief resumé (no more than one page), specifically including the following information required for the full application:  your current and past positions; degrees (including dates and titles of thesis/dissertation); and confirmation of your eligibility by listing any grants or support awards for the past three years and any previous NEH awards as outlined in the NEH Summer Stipends Guidelines

Please carefully review the NEH Summer Stipend Guidelines to determine if you are eligible prior to submitting your proposal abstract and resume.

Deadline: Again, the internal deadline for abstracts is 5:30PM,  Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Abstracts after this time may not be considered.

ORSP will forward only those abstracts received by the above deadline to the nominating official and University committee (if necessary).

The NEH’s deadline for this year’s round is September 27, 2017


Brief Summary

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Summer Stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $6,000.

Please visit for further details about this important opportunity.