NEH Summer Institute: Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller

Spend two weeks in historic Concord, Massachusetts, immersed in this topic with a small group of two- and four-year college instructors. Working with a line-up of senior scholars, Including two Pulitzer Prize recipients, professors of literature and history, curators of museums and special collections  librarians, you will conduct research in prestigious archives, such as those to be found at the Concord Free Public Library, Concord Museum, and Massachusetts Historical Society.  Additionally, there will be opportunities for field studies at historic sites and homes. More info can be found here.

NEH Summer Institute: On Native Grounds: Studies of Native American Histories and the Land

“On Native Grounds: Studies of Native American Histories and the Land” is a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association. It is an opportunity for twenty-two select faculty participants from two-year community and four-year colleges, tribal colleges, and universities, in a humanities discipline, to enhance their teaching and research through a three-week residency at the Library of Congress, and by engaging with prominent scholars in the field of Native American ethnohistory through a rich schedule of interdisciplinary seminars led by ten distinguished Visiting Faculty Scholars. More information can be found here.

The American Academy in Rome (AAR) – CCHA Affiliated Fellowship

Established by The American Academy in Rome (AAR) in 2013, the AAR-CCHA Affiliated Fellowship is awarded annually to one faculty member at an  American community college. The award includes a four-week residency in June (exact dates TBD) at the Academy and a modest travel stipend. The call for applicants for 2017 is now over, but check back in late fall 2017 for information on the 2018 Fellowship.

 Survey Courses Project: Workshops in American History and Culture

Unfortunately, this project has been canceled.

This workshop is primarily for college and university faculty members (full time and adjunct or part-time) who teach survey courses. It is also open to independent scholars and friends of the humanities who are genuinely interested in American history and culture.The fee for the workshop is $799 (includes a $59 deposit). The workshop is filled on a first-come, first served basis.  A waiting list will be kept. Should a space become available, you will receive an e-mail message and have three days to respond. Fee for GWU single room with shared bath including linen and towel is $400. Total cost for workshop and room per person is $1199.00. Deadline for Application and Payment is June 1, 2017. You can find out more about the Survey Courses Project and download the application material in our blog posting.

Humanities Liaison Officer

The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) has developed a humanities liaison program aimed at strengthening the humanities and humanities faculty at the nation’s community colleges. Please consider becoming the CCHA Humanities Liaison Officer at your college.  Your involvement in this role would be immensely valuable to the humanities faculty and the humanities program at your college, as well as to CCHA and the humanities generally. You would also receive several benefits. You can find out more about this opportunity in our blog posting, here.

Fulbright Scholarship Awards in American Studies

Announcing Fulbright awards for teaching and research within the areas of American Studies and American History. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2017-18 launched on February 1, and opportunities are available in a number of countries. You can find out more about this opportunity in our blog posting, here.

Humanities Connections Grants (from NEH)

Humanities Connections grants seek to expand the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at two- and four-year institutions, offering students in all academic fields new opportunities to develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind that the humanities cultivate. Grant projects focus on connecting the resources and perspectives of the humanities to students’ broader educational and professional goals, regardless of their path of study. Through this new grant program, NEH invites proposals that reflect innovative and imaginative approaches to preparing students for their roles as engaged citizens and productive professionals in a rapidly changing and interdependent world. You can find out more about this opportunity in our blog posting, here.