To encourage greater exploration of humanities topics, the NEH offers research grants for individual faculty and/or staff members at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). These are schools that help create and foster environments of learning in American Indian communities (explore this map of TCUs). The Awards for Faculty at TCUs grant program accepts applications from those pursuing research in a humanities-based field, like history, ethics, or language and literature. The funding can support different types of research projects, including research to produce books, articles, and translations, or research to improve an undergraduate course or to achieve institutional or community goals. The deadline to apply is April 15th, 2014, for projects beginning as early as January 1st, 2015.
The NEH has a number of resources for potential applicants. Applicants can reach out to NEH’s Office of Congressional Affairs to connect with NEH program staff for assistance. Applicants can explore the NEH website for more information regarding the complete application process, including the review process, examples of other grants to TCUs and Native American organizations, and guidelines for this grant program. NEH staff members are available to help potential grantees and welcome questions about projects and proposals.
You can find more information about this grant program here. If you have 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.