National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Program, Deadline Feb. 1

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States and supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. The organization funds projects across a range of disciplines, including political science, through a diverse array of opportunities. 


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications for the 2017 round of the Public Scholar Program, which is intended to support well-researched books in the humanities that have been conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they should present significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers. 

Application guidelines (including a full statement of the eligibility requirements) and a list of FAQ’s for the Public Scholar Program are available on the NEH’s website here.

The application deadline is February 1, 2017. In the last cycle of the competition, the Endowment received 318 applications and made 30 awards. For additional information, please write to

Apply Here.

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  1. It has been my dream to work on NEH grant on changing perceptions of democracy since a long time.

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