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Program Details

NEH: Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants CFDA 45.164

This grant program supports projects for general audiences that encourage active engagement with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. Many different formats are supported, including permanent and traveling exhibitions, book or film discussion programs, historic site or district interpretations, living history presentations, and other face-to-face programs in public venues. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Projects must also demonstrate an approach that is thoughtful, balanced, and analytical (rather than celebratory)

Awards are usually made for a period of twelve to thirty-six months. Awards typically do not exceed $400,000 (or, in the case of projects requesting support for a public humanities position, $460,000). However, awards of up to $1,000,000 are available for Chairman's Special Award projects that have unusual significance and promise to reach exceptionally wide audiences. The amounts offered may reflect the size of the audiences to be reached. Please note that projects of smaller scope are fully eligible for support. Such projects should, however, be large enough to warrant support ranging from $50,000 to $100,000.

USC may only submit one application in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by November 1, 2016. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

NEH indicates that a letter of intent is not required and a full proposal is due by January 11, 2017. For more information:

Office of Research and Grant Development

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