Deadline: 21 August 2019
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is seeking applications for its Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) Program to support institutions that provide fellowships for advanced humanities research in the United States and abroad, foster communities of intellectual exchange among participating scholars, and provide access to resources that might otherwise not be available to the participating scholars.
- Applicants may request up to $375,000 for a period of performance of up to three and a half years (January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024).
- FPIRI awards provide stipend funding for fellowship terms ranging from four to twelve months for a total of up to twenty-four fellowship-months per year for three years.
- Applicants seeking stipend support exceeding twenty-four fellowship months per year during the period of performance should request matching funds—so that every additional fellowship month is supported by non-NEH matching funds at a rate of $5,000 per month.
- The applicant organization must have established and maintained a fellowship program for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline for this program.
- The applicant organization must be financed, governed, and administered independently of institutions of higher education. To demonstrate its independence, the applicant must meet all of the following conditions:
- It must be a U.S. nonprofit institution with its own 501(c)(3) status, a state or local governmental agency, or a federally recognized Native American tribal government.
- It must be financially independent from institutions of higher education, with no single college or university contributing more than 49 percent to the applicant organization’s annual operating budget (including in-kind donations such as workspace, administrative support, etc.).
- It must be governed by its own board of trustees, with a majority of members from no single institution of higher education.
- It must be administered by a professional, independent chief executive officer or Institutions of higher education, for profit entities and individuals are not eligible to apply.
- Fellowships, supported entirely or in part by NEH funds, are for individuals who have completed their formal professional training. Consequently, degree candidates and individuals seeking support for work in pursuit of a degree are not eligible to hold NEH-supported fellowships. Advanced degree candidates must have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline for the fellowship.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowship-programs-independent-research-institutions