Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 13:01:12 -0400 From: Allan Metcalf Subject: Collaborative Research Grants from NEH Please Post The National Endowment for the Humanities announces a program for the support of original research in the humanities*. Deadline for applications is September 1. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH Collaborative Research grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars or research coordinated by an individual scholar that because of its scope or complexity requires additional staff or resources beyond the individual's salary. Eligible projects include research leading to the preparation of scholarly publications that break new ground or offer fresh perspectives; editions of works or documents that are of value to humanities scholars and general readers and have been either previously inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions; annotated translations into English of works that provide insight into the history, literature, philosophy, and scientific and artistic achievements of other cultures; and conferences addressing a specific set of research objectives on a topic of major significance to the humanities. Applicants must make a convincing case for the importance of the project, describe sound research methods and a practical plan of work, and demonstrate that staff and institutional resources appropriate to the goals of the project are available and committed. These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of up to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to publish or in other ways to disseminate the results of their work. Awards normally range from $10,000 to $200,000, and the use of federal matching funds is encouraged. Federal matching funds are released when a grantee secures gift funds from eligible third parties. Because of the limited funds available for support of research, the Endowment normally can contribute only part of the funds needed to carry out projects. Individuals and nonprofit institutions and organizations in the United States are eligible for support. To be eligible to receive NEH funding, institutional applicants must have obtained tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply as individual applicants, as are foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the United States or its jurisdictions for a period of at least the three years immediately preceding the submission of the application. Deadline for applications is September 1. Information and application guidelines and forms are available at the NEH website or by contacting the program office. Division of Research and Education Programs 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506 Telephone: 202/606-8210 E-mail: research[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] *The act that established the National Endowment for the Humanities says "The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life."