The Public Scholars program offers grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to the creation and publication of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public. Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required. The program encourages non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books, and it encourages academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers. NEH especially encourages applications from independent writers, researchers, scholars, and journalists.
A live online information session for prospective applicants will be held on Thursday, September 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The session will explain the goals of the NEH Public Scholars program, the eligibility requirements, how to apply, how applications are reviewed, and how to write an effective application. There will also be time for questions. To join the session, please click here.
A recording of the session will be posted on this page approximately one week later. The recording will remain available through the November 29 application deadline.
Visit https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/public-scholar-program for more information.