For Immediate Release
March 17, 2020
Contact Information

Jacob Lusk
Program Analyst
Division of Research Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
Washington, DC
(202) 606-8295

(BPRW) Humanities Research Grants Available for Faculty and Staff at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Deadline is April 8

(Black PR Wire) - WASHINGTON, DC - The NEH Awards for Faculty program seeks to strengthen the humanities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by encouraging and expanding humanities research opportunities for individual faculty and staff members. Awards support individuals pursuing scholarly research that is of value to humanities scholars, students, and/or general audiences.

The next application deadline is April 8, 2020 for projects beginning in 2021 and 2022.

The program offers applicants flexibility in project types and award periods. Common to all projects must be humanities research. Eligible projects include humanities research in primary and secondary materials leading to the development of books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, critical editions, or other scholarly resources; humanities research related to institutional or community goals or interests; and humanities research leading to the improvement of an existing undergraduate course. For complete details, please see the Notice of Funding Opportunity.

The program is open to all faculty and staff members, including full-time, part-time, adjunct, and retired faculty and staff at HBCUs.

The awards support the equivalent of two to twelve months of full-time work and carry a stipend of $5,000 per month (full-time equivalent).

For a detailed program description and the Notice of Funding Opportunity, please see the NEH website at

NEH staff recorded a pre-application webinar about the program, available here: