NEH Summer Stipend Opportunity

This is a reminder that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends program is available to support outstanding and advanced humanities research in all disciplines and fields. These projects can be valuable to scholars, general readers, or both. The program supports projects at any stage of development, although these small grants are often most useful at the early research stage or at the end of the writing process.  The Summer Stipends program provides $6,000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of performance of two consecutive months. Projects may begin as early as May 1, 2022 and not later than September 1, 2023.  Full guidance is available at

Tenured or tenure-track faculty members must be nominated by the university to apply for a NEH Summer Stipend. The university may nominate two faculty members.  Once faculty members are nominated, they may submit their applications via

Non-tenure track faculty and staff are also eligible to apply and are exempt from nomination.

The following are the steps for applying:

Step 1: Submit your draft narrative, single-spaced and a maximum of three pages, to Julie Peters, Director of Pre-Award Administration in the Office of Research and Grants, at by August 30, 2021.

Step 2: All draft narratives will be reviewed by Jocelyn Boryczka, Associate Vice Provost for Scholarly, Creative, and Community Engagement, and Richard Greenwald, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences by September 7, 2021.

Step 3: Faculty will be notified regarding nomination outcomes by September 8, 2021.  

Step 4: Julie Peters in the Office of Research and Grants will provide assistance with the application requirements, registration, and submission process via

Step 5: For nominated faculty, the final proposal is due to NEH by September 22, 2021.

Please review the application guidelines and evaluation criteria while preparing your draft proposal.  Note that these grants are open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals living in the U.S. for at least three years immediately prior to the submission deadline.

We’re looking forward to nominating two outstanding research projects from Fairfield University for this important grant opportunity.

Questions - Contact Julie Peters, Director of Pre-Award Administration in the Office of Research and Grants at

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