Deadlines
  • Proposal: 03/03/2020

Funding

  • Amount: Up to $235,000
  • Duration: 15 months

Scope

Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators provide school teachers across the nation the opportunity to broaden and deepen their engagement with the humanities. One- to four-week residential programs, led by scholars and K-12 professionals, allow participants to study a variety of humanities topics. Seminars and Institutes emphasize the intellectual quality of humanities education and address recent developments in scholarship, teaching, and/or curriculum.

Summer Seminars and Institutes for K-12 Educators should:

  • focus on the study and teaching of significant texts and other resources
  • provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching
  • contribute to the intellectual growth of the participants
  • build lasting communities of inquiry

Seminars provide a focused environment in which sixteen participants study a specific humanities topic under the guidance of established scholars. Seminars have few, if any, visiting faculty. Seminars emphasize sustained interaction among the participants and project director(s) through discussion of common readings and conversations about teaching. Substantial time is made available for reflection, work on independent projects, and related advising.

Institutes allow twenty-five to thirty-six participants to study a humanities topic with a team of experienced scholars and K-12 professionals. Institutes typically have more meeting time than seminars. The participants and team of scholarly and K-12 professionals mutually explore connections between scholarship and teaching. Some time is reserved for work on individual or collaborative projects.

Upcoming Webinar

Summer Seminars & Institutes
Friday, January 24, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

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Eligibility & Submission Requirements

Upcoming Webinar

Summer Seminars & Institutes
Friday, January 24, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Attend this live webinar to learn more about these grant programs and how to apply. Register now

Contact Information

Contact the Division of Education Programs Team
202-606-2324