Application Process

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Prior to applying to a specific seminar or institute, please study the project website and carefully consider the project’s expectations and requirements.

Email all of the following application materials to Lisa Adeli at Put "NEH Summer Institute" in the subject line.

1.A Data Form 

Click HERE for the instructions and link to the data form.

2. A Résumé and References

Please include a résumé or curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages). Include the name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of two professional references.

3. The Application Essay

The application essay should be no more than four double-spaced pages.  It should address:

  • your interest in the subject to be studied 
  • qualifications and experiences that equip you to do the work of the seminar or institute and to make a contribution to the learning community 
  • a statement of what you want to accomplish by participating
  •  and, if appropriate, description of an independent project and its relation to your professional responsibilities.


       March 1, 2019: Deadline to submit your application

How to submit your application: 

       Email all application materials to Lisa Adeli at Put "NEH Application" in the subject line.

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on Friday, March 29, 2019. They will have until Friday, April 5, 2019 to accept or decline the offer.

Note: Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (NEH Summer Seminar or Institute), you may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.



Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age.  For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.  TDD:  202/606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).