Center Receives NEH Grant in Support of Fellowship Program

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Research Triangle Park, NC — The National Humanities Center (NHC) has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of the Center’s residential fellowship program. The $272,700 NEH grant, along with $126,000 in matching funds from NHC donors, will be used to support the work of scholars conducting advanced humanities research at the Center over the course of the next three years.

“This award continues a long history of NEH support for the work of our Fellows,” said Elizabeth Mansfield, the Center’s vice president for scholarly programs. “At a time when competition for limited resources dollars is increasingly intense, it is gratifying that the review committee recognizes the value of residential fellowship programs that allow scholars to concentrate on important research projects.”

National Endowment for the HumanitiesIn recent years, NEH funding has supported Fellows working on a wide variety of research topics, from medieval medical knowledge to the way modern readers understand and misunderstand Shakespeare, from the history of U.S. tax policy to the contributions of women in shaping the Civil Rights movement.

“The NEH has been a tremendous partner, not only in supporting our fellowship program but in education and public outreach,” said NHC president and director Robert D. Newman. “Over the past four decades, their unflagging support has greatly contributed to the Center’s success and to the success of our Fellows. The work produced as a result of their generosity will continue to resonate among scholars and in classrooms for years to come.”

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