The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports many collaborative research projects. Extensive and recent information is found on the NEH website. The NEH supports original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, or research coordinated by an individual scholar that, because of the project's scope or complexity, requires additional staff and resources beyond the individual's salary. Characteristics of projects funded by the NEH include:
- Research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities
- Conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit ongoing research
- Archaeological projects that interpret and communicate the results of fieldwork that encompasses such aspects as excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs
- Translation into English of works that provide insight into the history, literature, philosophy, and artistic achievements of other cultures
- Research that uses the knowledge, methods, and perspectives of the humanities to enhance understanding of science, technology, and medicine.
These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; fieldwork; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences. Grant requirements are found on the NEH website.
Click here to view examples of NEH-funded projects.