NEH Summer Stipend Program for 2012

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is now soliciting two UCLA nominations for the 2012 Summer Stipends.

These awards support full-time faculty at both junior and senior levels that are pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, digital materials, archeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.  Successful applicants receive an outright cash award of $6,000 to support full-time research and writing on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year. However, recipients may not accept a teaching assignment or undertake any other important activities during the two months of the award.

This award has many ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.  If you wish to submit a proposal, please first carefully review the NEH summer stipend guidelines at and then SELF-CERTIFY that you meet all eligibility requirements for this award. Questions about eligibility should be directed to the NEH at (202) 606-8200 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We should note that there is quite a bit of work involved in submitting an application for this award through the website, and the program is highly competitive; although we generally nominate two people every year,  only three UCLA Humanities faculty members have been successful in securing one of these stipends over the past ten years. If you determine that you are eligible to apply for a 2012 Summer Stipend and wish to submit an application, please then follow these steps:

1) Send a project abstract and CV to Assistant Dean Reem Hanna-Harwell by September 1, 2011.

You will be notified by September 15, 2011 whether your submission was selected as one of the two UCLA nominations.

2) If your project is selected, you must submit your application directly on the NEH website (via by September 29, 2011.

3) You will then need to arrange for two reference letters to be submitted on the NEH website (via by October 19, 2011.

Assistant Dean Reem Hanna-Harwell will take care of the separate confirmation of your status by a 'UCLA Nominating Official'.

The NEH will announce awards in March 2012. If you have any questions about the 2012 Summer Stipends that cannot be answered by the NEH website or phone line, please contact Reem Hanna-Harwell at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 310-825-0760 and she will assist you.


Tim Stowell

Dean of Humanities