Apply Now: New NEH Initiative, “A More Perfect Union”

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Apply Now: New NEH Initiative, “A More Perfect Union”


On September 17, 2019, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced a new NEH-wide initiative commemorating the upcoming 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. The initiative will provide funding opportunities across the agency’s seven grantmaking divisions for humanities projects that promote a deeper understanding of American history and culture and that advance civic education and knowledge of core principles of government.

As part of the initiative, most of NEH’s grant programs include special encouragements to applications related to the 250th anniversary of the nation’s founding. This includes funding for public humanities projects such as symposiums, lecture series, reading and discussion programs, and lifelong learning programs. Applications from independent organizations/centers and university-based programs are welcome. The “public” in public programs does not exclude programs with student and faculty audiences, provided the broader public is part of the target audience.

Applications will be made available November 15, 2019.

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About the National Endowment for the Humanities


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. NEH promotes excellence in the humanities and civic education. The endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.

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