Community College Faculty
The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the federal government. As part of the NEH’s We the People program, we offer the following Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for Community College Faculty. NEH Landmarks Workshops provide the opportunity for community college educators to engage in intensive study and discussion of important topics in American history and culture. These one-week programs will give participants direct experiences in the interpretation of significant historical and cultural sites and the use of archival and other primary evidence. Landmarks Workshops present the best scholarship on a specific landmark or related cluster of landmarks, enabling participants to gain a sense of the importance of historical places, to make connections between what they learn in the Workshop and what they teach, to advance their own scholarship, and to develop enhanced teaching materials.
Amount of Award
Faculty selected to participate will receive a stipend of $1,200. Stipends help cover living expenses, books, and travel expenses to and from the Workshop location.
These projects are designed for faculty members at American community colleges. Adjunct and part-time lecturers as well as full-time faculty are eligible to apply. Other community college staff, including, librarians and administrators, are eligible to compete, provided they can advance the teaching and/or research goals of the workshop. An applicant need not have an advanced degree in order to qualify. Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Foreign nationals teaching abroad at non-U.S. chartered institutions are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must complete the NEH application and provide all of the information requested to be considered eligible.
New this year: An individual may apply to up to three NEH summer projects in any one year (Landmarks Workshops, Seminars, or Institutes), but may participate in only one. Please note that eligibility criteria differ significantly between the Landmarks Workshops and the Seminars and Institutes Programs.
How to Apply
This application packet should contain a letter from the project director describing in detail the content of the Workshop, the institutional setting, what is expected of participants, and specific provisions for lodging and subsistence. In some cases, directors have websites for their projects and the information letter may be downloaded from their website. All application materials must be sent to the project director at the address listed on the program poster. Application materials and reference letters sent to the Endowment will not be processed. Please indicate on the application cover sheet your first and second choices of Workshop dates.
CHECKLIST OF APPLICATION MATERIALS
A completed application consists of three copies of the following collated items:
- the completed application cover sheet,
- a résumé,
- an application essay (one to two double-spaced pages) as outlined below.
In addition, it must include one letter of recommendation as described below.
The Application Cover Sheet
The application cover sheet must be filled out on line at this address: http://www.neh.gov/online/education/participants/.
Please fill it out on line as directed by the prompts. When you are finished, be sure to click on the “submit” button. Print out the cover sheet and add it to your application package. At that point you will be asked if you want to apply to another workshop. If you do, follow the prompts and select another workshop and then print out the cover sheet for that workshop.
Please include a résumé or C.V. detailing your educational qualifications and professional experience.
The Application Essay
The application essay should be one to two double-spaced pages. The essay should address your professional background; your interest in the subject of the Workshop; your special perspectives, skills, or experiences that would contribute to the Workshop; and how the experience would enhance your teaching and/or research.
Applicants should provide a letter of recommendation from their department chair/division head or another professional reference. It is helpful for referees to read a copy of the description of the project sent by the director and the application essay. Please ask your referee to sign his/her name across the seal on the back of the envelope containing the letter, and enclose the letter with your application.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE
Completed applications should be submitted to the project director and should be postmarked no later than March 2, 2010.
Successful applicants will be notified of their selection by April 2, 2010, and they will have until April 9, 2010 to accept or decline the offer. Applicants who will not be home during the notification period should provide an address and phone number where they can be reached. No information concerning the status of an application will be available prior to the official notification period.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. For further information, write to NEH Equal Opportunity Officer, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506. TDD: 202/606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).
Please direct all questions concerning individual Landmarks Workshops as well as all requests for application materials to the appropriate director(s). General questions concerning NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture programs may be directed to the NEH Division of Education Programs (202/606-8463 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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