Sponsor:  National Endowment for the Humanities

Sponsor Program Solicitation: 20130501-CH
Funding Amount: up to $500,000
Duration: 5 years

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity



NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 03/01/2013
Sponsor Deadline: 05/01/2013

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one application is allowed per institution.

If you are planning to submit please contact Karen Drew (-4824) as early as possible.

Institutions that support research, education, preservation, and public programming in humanities disciplines are eligible to apply for an NEH challenge grant. Applications are welcome from colleges and universities, museums, public libraries, research institutions, historical societies and historic sites, scholarly associations, state humanities councils, and other nonprofit humanities entities. Programs that involve collaboration among multiple institutions are eligible as well, but one institution must serve as the lead agent and formal applicant of record.

Successful applicants will be offered a matching grant. Recipients must raise three times the amount of federal funds offered, except for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities, and two-year colleges.

Funding Areas

NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term improvements in and support for their humanities programs and resources. Through these awards, many organizations and institutions have been able to increase their humanities capacity and secure the permanent support of an endowment. Grants may be used to establish or enhance endowments or spend-down funds that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing program activities. Challenge grants may also provide capital directly supporting the procurement of long-lasting objects, such as acquisitions for archives and collections, the purchase of equipment, and the construction or renovation of facilities needed for humanities activities.