In order to facilitate humanities research, the NEH Awards for Faculty program offers research grants for individual faculty and/or staff members at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). To be classified as an HSI, an institution must be listed here, and at least 25 percent of its undergraduate full-time equivalent enrollment must consist of Hispanic students. The grant program accepts applications from those pursuing research in a humanities-based field. The funding can support all different types of projects, including:
- research to produce articles, books, and translations,
- research to improve an existing undergraduate course,
- research to achieve institutional and community research goals.
The deadline to apply is April 15th, 2014 for projects beginning as early as January 1st, 2015.
Past grantees have undertaken a wide variety of projects. For example, Christopher Powers received an award to translate two novels by the Puerto Rican author Edgardo Rodriguez Julia. Gregory Patterson Downs received an award to research a book examining the Reconstruction era in American history through the lens of military occupation.
You can find more information about this grant program here. If you have additional questions, please contact NEH’s Division of Research Programs at 202-606-8200 or FacultyAwards@neh.gov. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.