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Application Deadline: May 1, 2003

The National Endowment for the Humanities announces the competition for Fellowships for 2004-2005. These Fellowships provide opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced research in the humanities. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges or universities or of primary or secondary schools. Scholars and writers working independently, in institutions such as museums, libraries, and historical associations, or in institutions with no connection to the humanities, also are eligible to apply.

NEH Fellowships projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge, to the advancement of teaching, or to the general public understanding of the humanities. Award recipients might eventually produce scholarly articles, a book-length treatment of a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, a database, or some other scholarly tool.

TENURE AND STIPENDS: Tenure must cover an uninterrupted period of from six to twelve months. The earliest beginning date is January 1, 2004, and the latest is July 1, 2005. Tenure periods for teachers must include at least one complete term of the academic year. A stipend of $40,000 will be awarded to those holding fellowships for nine months to twelve months. A stipend of $24,000 will be awarded to those holding fellowships for six months to eight months.

CITIZENSHIP: Applicants should be U.S. citizens, native residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

ELIGIBILITY: Persons seeking support for work leading to a degree are not eligible to apply, nor are active candidates for degrees. Those who have successfully defended their dissertations and are waiting for the diploma are eligible if they submit a letter from the dean of the school attesting to that fact. See the eligibility criteria on the web site: <>

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: The Fellowships Program begins accepting applications on March 1, 2003. All applications must be received on or before May 1, 2003. Please note that the Program does not accept applications submitted by fax or e-mail. Applicants will be notified of the decisions on their applications by mid-December 2003.


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Mail inquiries (but see the Mail Advisory below):


Division of Research Programs

National Endowment for the Humanities

1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 318

Washington, DC 20506

Telephone: 202-606-8200

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The delivery of first-class mail to NEH has been delayed since October 2001 and delays are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Please consider using a commercial delivery service for your application.

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