National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program


Internal application deadline: Normally early September. (Contact the Dean’s office of Arts and Humanities for specific deadline.)


The National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Program for advanced research projects is intended to benefit scholarship in the Humanities. NEH will accept applications from two nominated faculty members from UHM. The Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities has been designated as the nominating officer. A summary is described here, along with submission requirements for nomination. The actual applications will be made by nominated faculty through

A summary of the program can be found at:

Terms and Eligibility

Stipend amount is $6,000 for two months.

Faculty will be considered for nomination whose research project is grounded in the Humanities (as defined by NEH) including: the study of language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; and the history, criticism, and theory of the arts.

According to the NEH Summer Stipend Program website: Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Projects that are not supported include: those that seek to promote a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view; those that advocate a particular program of social action; specific policy studies; research for doctoral dissertation; preparation or revision of textbooks; curriculum development; development of pedagogical tools; educational or technical impact assessments; empirical social science research, unless part of a larger humanities project; inventories of collections; writing of guide books, howto books, and self-help books; autobiographies, memoirs, or works of creative nonfiction; or works in the creative or performing arts.

How to Apply

Faculty seeking one of the two nominations from UHM should provide the following by early September (Contact Tom Brislin for the specific deadline):
1. Project Title
2. Brief (1 page) description of the project, including how it embraces the Humanities.
3. Brief (4-5 pages) CV

Address materials to:
Office of the Dean
College of Arts & Humanities
Hawaii Hall 314
Attn: Tom Brislin, Associate Dean