The Academic Affairs Council wants faculty to be aware of the following opportunity from the NEH. This is advance notice. We will put out another notice of this opportunity in early Fall semester 2014. Please read the criteria and note that further in the description there is a process for nomination from MSU Moorhead.

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

There are two focuses of research for the 2015 Summer Stipends: (1)Bridging Cultures Initiative and (2)Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. These are outlined on the web site.

All applications will be given equal consideration in accordance with the program’s evaluation criteria, whether or not they respond to the Bridging Cultures or the Standing Together initiative.

Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges or universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Once faculty members are nominated by their institutions, they may submit their applications via Grants.gov. Each college and university may nominate two faculty members. Any full-time faculty member is eligible for nomination.

In order to be considered for nomination from MSU Moorhead, please submit the following, electronically, no later that 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 to Brittney Goodman – brittney.goodman@mnstate.edu:
(1) A brief letter of interest including a summary of the research project you are proposing
(2) A two-page Curriculum Vita

Faculty who submit will be notified no later than Tuesday, Sept. 16, whether or not they will receive a nomination from MSUM, and if applicable, will need to follow the process and timeline outlined on the NEH website with a deadline of Sept. 30, 2014.