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Center Receives NEH Grant in Support of Fellowship Program

April 15, 2021

The National Humanities Center (NHC) has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in support of the Center’s residential fellowship program. The $390,000 NEH grant will be used to support the work of scholars conducting advanced humanities research at the Center over the course of the next three years.

“We are so pleased to have the NEH support the work of our Fellows,” said Matthew Booker, the Center’s vice president for scholarly programs. “At a time when competition for limited resources 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.”

In recent years, NEH funding has supported Fellows working on a wide variety of research topics, from native enslavement in the Caribbean to the role charismatic leaders have played in the U.S. to the environmental history of sanitation programs in Panama.

“Funding from the NEH has been instrumental to the Center’s work advancing humanities scholarship as well as our programs in humanities education and public engagement,” said NHC President and Director Robert D. Newman. “Their support nurtures programs at the Center that influence thinking across humanistic disciplines and makes its way into classrooms and people’s lives, enriching them in innumerable ways.”

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The National Humanities Center is the world’s only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities. Through its residential fellowship program, the Center provides scholars with the resources necessary to generate new knowledge and to further understanding of all forms of cultural expression, social interaction, and human thought. Through its education programs, the Center strengthens teaching on the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels. Through public engagement intimately linked to its scholarly and educational programs, the Center promotes understanding of the humanities and advocates for their foundational role in a democratic society.


Don Solomon
Director of Communications