ANNOUNCING: Summer 2005
National Endowment for the Humanities (U.S.A.)
Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers
Application Deadline: March 1, 2005
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Each summer the National Endowment for the Humanities supports a variety of study opportunities in the humanities for school teachers. Seminars and institutes are national (open to those who teach American K-12 students), residential, and rigorous. Designed to strengthen the quality of humanities instruction available to American students, they are led by some of the nation's outstanding scholars and take place at major colleges and universities and archival facilities across the country and abroad.
Topics considered among the 28 seminars and institutes for school teachers offered in the summer of 2005 include the legacy of George Washington, the origins of the U.S. Civil War, Native American history, African American history, historical cartography, the Holocaust, the Arabic novel, China and the Islamic world, literary studies of Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Zola, musical studies of Bach, Mozart, and American jazz, and programs in the original languages on French history and Latin literature. For a complete list of both seminars and institutes, go to the NEH Website, phone, or e-mail (web address, telephone number, and e-mail address shown below).
The listings contain seminar and institute titles and the means to contact each director. Prospective applicants can request information from as many seminar and institute directors as they wish but may apply to only one NEH summer offering. In response to a request for information, seminar and institute directors will send a letter describing the content, logistics, expectations, and conditions of that project. Each letter will be accompanied by application instructions as well as information about the program's costs.
Participants receive a stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help cover travel costs and living expenses, as well as books and miscellaneous expenses. Seminars and institutes run from two to six weeks, and stipends range from $1,800 to $4,200, depending on the length of the program.
Requests for information and completed applications should NOT be directed to the National Endowment for the Humanities; they should be addressed to the individual projects as found in the listings. The application postmark deadline is March 1.
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