Funding Opportunity: National Endowment for the Humanities Public Humanities Program Projects

May 16, 2024

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); Public Humanities Projects Program

Due: Wednesday,  August 14, 2024

Optional draft due: Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Amount: $60,000 - $1,000,000. Funding varies by project type, please see program link below for more details.

ABOUT: The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas of the humanities to life for general audiences through public programming.  Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. Awards support projects that are intended to reach broad and diverse public audiences in non-classroom settings in the United States. Projects should engage with ideas that are accessible to the general public and employ appealing interpretive formats.

Public Humanities Projects supports projects in three categories (Exhibitions, Historic Places, and Humanities Discussions), and at two funding levels (Planning and Implementation). Proposed projects may include complementary components: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website or mobile app.

Projects may be international, national, regional, or local in focus and should reach a broad public audience. We welcome projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students in informal educational settings), underserved communities, and veterans.

APPLY: For a detailed program description, please see the solicitation attached in the portal announcement, or follow the link to the NEH’s Public Humanities Projects program page. 

NOTE:  If you are interested in applying or have any questions, please contact our Pre-Award Specialists Pia Gabriel at, Kaz Wegmuller at, or Jocelyne Takatsuno at before July 14, 2024.

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