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NEH Summer Stipend Guidelines

Guidelines usually are posted on the NEH website at least two months in advance of the deadline.

This program is subject to a W&M internal competition, which will have a deadline in early September.

The NEH Summer Stipend grant program provides $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing in the humanities. Tenured and tenure-track faculty must be nominated by W&M to submit an application; two individuals may be selected to submit.  Others, as indicated below, may submit without nomination.

The following individuals may apply online without a nomination:
  • independent scholars not affiliated with a college or university;
  • college or university staff members who are not faculty members and will not be teaching during the academic year preceding the award tenure; and
  • emeritus faculty; and
  • adjunct faculty, part-time faculty, and applicants with academic appointments terminated by the summer of the award tenure.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions.  These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.

The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines:

  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics/Computer Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Policy, Management, or Education

Guidelines for the upcoming round of grant applications have not been published by the agency.  The Office of Sponsored Programs will circulate once the guidance has been issued. Only two applications may be submitted to ORAU each year, so this program is subject to internal competition.