Deadline: 10 August 2016
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is currently inviting applications for its Media Projects Grants with an aim to support film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology.
Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory). The approach to the subject matter must go beyond the mere presentation of factual information to explore its larger significance and stimulate critical thinking.
- Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs must be intended for national distribution, via traditional carriage or online distribution.
- The Division of Public Programs welcomes projects that range in length from short-form to broadcast-length video.
- The Division of Public Programs also encourages film and television projects that examine international themes and subjects in the humanities, in order to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world beyond the United States.
- These projects should demonstrate international collaboration by enlisting scholars based both in the United States and abroad, and/or by working with an international media team.
- They may also develop new humanities content to augment existing radio programming or add greater historical background or humanities analysis to the subjects of existing programs.
- Award Ceiling is $1,000,000.
- Development Grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script and may also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations.
- Production Grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience.
Applications from Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, County governments, Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Special district governments, State governments, Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Private institutions of higher education, City or township governments are eligible to apply.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted electronically at the address given on the website
Eligible Country: United States
For more information, please visit Media Projects Grants.