NEH-funded Institutes are professional development programs that convene K-12 educators from across the nation to deepen their understanding of significant topics in the humanities and enrich their capacity for effective scholarship and teaching.

You are eligible to apply if you are a:
• United States citizen, including those teaching abroad at U.S. chartered institutions and
schools operated by the federal government
• Resident of U.S. jurisdictions
• Foreign national who has been residing in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the
three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

You are not eligible to apply if you:
• are a foreign national teaching abroad
• are related to the project director(s) • are affiliated with the applicant institution (employees, currently enrolled students, etc.)
• have been taught or advised in an academic capacity by the project director(s)
• are delinquent in the repayment of federal debt (taxes, student loans, child support payments, and delinquent payroll taxes for household or other employees)
• have been debarred or suspended by any federal department or agency
• have attended a previous NEH professional development project (Seminars, Landmarks, or
Institutes) led by the project director(s)

NEH does not require participants to have earned an advanced degree. In any given year, an individual may attend only one Institute or Landmarks workshop. To be considered for selection, applicants must submit a complete application as indicated on the individual project’s website. Any questions about applications should be directed to the individual project team.

Essay and Resume Requirements

(Acceptable file types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf.)
Please attach a resume or curriculum vitae (not to exceed 5 pages

PERSONAL ESSAY (up to 3 pages double-spaced max)
(Acceptable file types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf.)
Your essay should address:
1) your reasons for applying
2) your relevant personal and academic information
3) your qualifications to do the work of the project and make a contribution to it
4) what you hope to accomplish
5) how it relates to the subjects and students you teacher and/or your other capacities as an educator.

PRELIMINARY PROJECT IDEAS (1 page double-spaced max)
(Acceptable file types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf.)
Describe one or more project ideas for a lesson plan or unit plan you would like to create for your final project. 
Projects will be due at the conclusion of the institute, so they will need to be manageable within this time frame.
Your project idea may change over the course of the institute, but we would like to hear your preliminary ideas so that we can include resources you may need.