Timeless Parallels: Veteran Voices & Classical Literature

Application and Stipend

Theater in Epidarus

Before applying, please study the Principles of Civility for NEH Professional Development Programs, Project Overview, Project Team, Schedule, Housing and Logistics, and all other information provided on this website so that you understand the content, policies, expectations, and timeline.  

Depending on public-health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.

Please read this document for  participant eligibility requirements.

Teachers selected to participate as NEH Summer Scholars will receive a $2,850 stipend. Stipends are intended to help cover travel, housing, meals, and basic academic expenses. Stipends are taxable. If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the program, they shall receive only a pro rata share of the stipend.

NEH Summer Scholars are required to attend all scheduled meetings and to engage fully as professionals in all project activities. Project applicants who accept an offer to participate are expected to remain during the entire period of the program and to participate in its work on a full-time basis. If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the program, it shall be the recipient institution’s responsibility to see that only a pro rata share of the stipend is received or that the appropriate pro rata share of the stipend is returned if the participant has already received the full stipend. 

Once an applicant has accepted an offer to attend any NEH Summer Program (Seminar, Institute, or Landmark), they may not accept an additional offer or withdraw in order to accept a different offer.

Please note the following Deadlines:

March 1, 2022 participant application deadline;

March 25, 2022 participant notification deadline

April 8, 2022 participant acceptance deadline.  

At the end of the workshop, NEH Summer Scholars will be required to provide an assessment of their workshop experience, especially in terms of its value to their personal and professional development. These confidential online evaluations will become a part of the project’s grant file. 

When you are ready to apply, please click the button below. In addition, a completed application requires you to upload a resume or cv; one page letter of purpose (see the guidelines below), and two letters of recommendation. 

Special consideration is given to the likelihood that an applicant will benefit professionally and personally from the institute experience. It is important, therefore, to address each of the following topics in the letter of purpose: 

  1. your professional background;
  2. your interest in the subject of the workshop;
  3. your special perspectives, skills, or experiences that would contribute to the workshop; and
  4. how the experience would enhance your teaching or school service. 
Equal Opportunity

Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. TDD: 202-606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).