NEH Challenge Grants - Humanities
Limited Submission Announcement
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications for Challenge Grants. These grants are intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds (that is, funds that are invested, with both the income and the principal being expended over a defined period of years) that generate expendable earnings to support ongoing program activities. Funds may also be used for one-time capital expenditures (such as construction and renovation, purchase of equipment, and acquisitions) that bring long-term benefits to the institution and to the humanities more broadly.
Because of the matching requirement, these NEH grants also strengthen the humanities by encouraging nonfederal sources of support. NEH particularly welcomes proposals for programming at America's historic places (historic sites, neighborhoods, communities, or larger geographical regions). Activities supported by Challenge grant funds (both federal and nonfederal together) must provide long-term benefits to the humanities. Challenge grant funds should not replace funds already being expended on the humanities, but instead should reflect careful strategic planning to strengthen the institution's activities in and commitment to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the humanities.
Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) activities to be supported, 2) plans for raising funds for matching, and 3) the significance to the humanities of what is being proposed.
URL for more information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/challenge.html
All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.