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The National Humanities Center Receives NEH Grant in Support of Fellowship Program

May 6, 2024

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 $471,000 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 pleased to have the NEH’s support for our fellowship program,” said Matthew Booker, the Center’s vice president for scholarly programs. “This grant reaffirms the valuable work consistently created by NHC Fellows and the importance of residential fellowship programs such as ours, which allow scholars to pursue important research as part of a vibrant intellectual community.”

In recent years, NEH funding has supported NHC Fellows working on a wide variety of research topics, from the role women played in Incan architecture to the life-changing effects of music for young people in New Orleans to the history of misinformation surrounding pandemics.

“The NEH has provided critical support for the National Humanities Center for nearly 50 years,” said NHC President and Director Robert D. Newman. “NEH funding has allowed us to help scholars pursuing field-defining research, to encourage excellence in humanities classrooms, and enrich the lives of our fellow Americans in countless ways.”

About the National Humanities Center

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