Application Instructions

Prior to applying to a specific seminar or institute, please study the project website and carefully consider the project’s expectations and requirements. 

1. The Application Cover Sheet
• Compete the cover sheet online at:
• Follow the prompts.
• Before you click the “submit” button, print the cover sheet and add it to your application package.  Then click “submit.”
• You will be asked if you want to fill out a cover sheet for a second project.  If you do, repeat the process.
• Do not use the same cover sheet for different projects.

2. A Résumé and References
Please include a résumé or curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages). Include the name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of two professional references.

3. The Application Essay
The application essay should be no more than four double-spaced pages. It should address your interest in the subject to be studied; qualifications and experiences that equip you to do the work of the seminar or institute and to make a contribution to the learning community; a statement of what you want to accomplish by participating; and, if appropriate, description of an independent project and its relation to your professional responsibilities. 

Submission of Applications and Notification Procedure:

Applications must be submitted to the project director, not the NEH, and must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2019. Applications sent to the NEH will not be reviewed. 

Send your application to: Shari Rabin, Dale Rosengarten, and Michael Cohen at

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on Friday, March 29, 2018. They will have until Friday, April 5 to accept or decline the offer. 

Note: Once you have accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (NEH Summer Seminar or Institute), you may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer. 

Equal Opportunity Statement

Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. TDD: 202/606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).

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