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Call for applications: NEH Summer Stipends for 2013

Deadline: 09-27-2012

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center is now accepting applications
for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2013 Summer Stipend
program. To be considered for a Summer Stipend, faculty members must
submit all application materials by *Wednesday, August 22, 2012*. This
is a limited submission funding opportunity. Members of the IHC’s
Advisory Board will recommend nominees for this award. As a campus UCSB
may submit only two applications.

NEH Summer Stipends support individuals working full-time on a
humanities project at any stage of development by providing $6,000 for
two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.

Recipients have produced articles, monographs, books, digital materials,
archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly
resources. Work in the creative arts or performing arts — such as the
writing of fiction or poetry, painting, sculpting composing or
performing music, acting, directing, and dance — is not eligible.

Summer Stipend recipients may hold other research grants during the
tenure of their awards, but they must work full-time on their projects
during the two months of their tenure. Summer Stipends normally support
work carried out during the summer months. U.S. citizens or foreign
nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions
for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are
eligible to apply for a Summer Stipend.

Individuals who have held a major fellowship or research grant or its
equivalent within the last three academic years prior to the deadline
are ineligible. A “major fellowship or research grant” is a postdoctoral
research award that provides a stipend of at least $15,000. Sabbaticals
and grants from an individual’s own institution and stipends and grants
from other sources supporting study and research during the summer are
not considered major fellowships. Individuals who have previously
received a Summer Stipend may apply to support a new stage in their
project. These applications will be judged by the same criteria as other
applications. Previous recipients, however, must wait five years from
the time they received their award to reapply.

The program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s Bridging Cultures
initiative. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or
within the United States. International projects might seek to enlarge
Americans’ understanding of other places and times, as well as other
perspectives and intellectual traditions. American projects might
explore the great variety of cultural influences on, and myriad
subcultures within, American society. These projects might also
investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount
seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of
civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest.

Application Process:
To be eligible for a summer stipend, applicants must submit four copies
of all required application materials to the Interdisciplinary
Humanities Center, 6046 HSSB by 5 pm *Wednesday, August 22,
2012*. Nominations will be announced by September 12th to give nominees
time to revise their proposals for submission to the NEH by its
*September 27, 2012* deadline.

For full information about the stipend and application materials, visit

For further information, please contact Emily Zinn, IHC Associate

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