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Applications due for NEH stipends

June 19, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University faculty have just a few weeks left to submit their proposals for consideration of a national stipend to support research in humanities.

Proposals will be collected by WMU's college deans until Monday, July 21, for submission to the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2009 Stipend, a $6,000 award given to two faculty members for research during two summer months. Only two applications are allowed per institution, and the full proposals will be taken by NEH between Aug. 1 and Oct. 1.

Proposals will be judged on "the significance of the contribution to knowledge in the specific field and to the humanities in general; the quality or promise of quality of the applicant's work; the quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the proposed project; and the likelihood that the applicant will complete the project."

If awarded the stipend, researchers will be expected to produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions or other scholarly tools.

To apply, submit a two- to three-page page project narrative documenting the intended full-time work on the project for a period of two months, a two-page curriculum vitae, a one-page bibliography and any appendices.

Access to full application guidelines is available at www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html. For more information, contact Gina Betcher, research program officer, at gina.betcher@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8204.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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