Collaborative Research Grants
support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for
full-time or part-time activities for periods of at least one year up to a
maximum of three years. Support is available for various combinations of
scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field
work; applications of information technology; and technical support and
services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to
the appropriate scholarly and public audiences.
Eligible projects include:
research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities;
conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research;
archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and
research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.
These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years.
Eligibility is limited to
institutional applicants, i.e., U.S. nonprofit organizations or institutions with IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and state and local governments and tribal governments; and
project directors without an institutional affiliation, i.e., U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.
Project directors affiliated with an
eligible institution must apply through an institution, ordinarily their own
institution. Only adjunct faculty and scholars without an institutional
affiliation may apply as unaffiliated project directors.
Degree candidates may not be project directors.
Project directors may submit only one application to either the Collaborative Research or the Scholarly Editions and Translations program, but not both. They may, however, apply for other NEH awards, including Fellowships or Summer Stipends.
NEH generally does not award grants to other federal entities or to applicants whose projects are so closely intertwined with a federal entity that the project takes on characteristics of the federal entity’s own authorized activities. This does not preclude applicants from using grant funds from, or sites and materials controlled by, other federal entities in their projects. Such resources may not, however, be used as gifts to release NEH matching funds.
Awards are made for at least one year up to a maximum of three years and normally range from $25,000 to $100,000 per year. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant in outright funds, matching funds, or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant’s preference and the availability of funds. The use of federal matching funds is encouraged. Federal matching funds are released on a one-to-one basis when a grantee secures gift funds from eligible third parties.
Center for the Humanities
and the Public Sphere
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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P.O. Box 118030
University of Florida
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