Limited submission opportunity: 2020 NEH Summer Stipends

Vanderbilt University may nominate two candidates for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends program.

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations or editions. Projects must incorporate analysis and not result solely in the collection of data. Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. See the following humanities definitions from NEH to determine whether your project fits the guidelines.

Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.

See the program page for more information. The site lists specific submission requirements and evaluation criteria used in selecting recipients and provides examples of application narratives.

The following MyVU article highlights Vanderbilt’s recent summer stipend recipients.

Interested faculty should visit to submit an application for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity.  The deadline for the internal competition is July 3, 2019.

The required submission materials include:

  • 3-page narrative
  • 1-page bibliography
  • 2-page resume

Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to