Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 13:01:12 -0400

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

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


Deadline for applications is September 1.


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


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


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